I really like this sweet “green” shamrock garland, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It was such an easy craft and I just love the way it turned out. The kids thought it was great, too. Getting covered in green paint is pretty awesome when you are 3 and 5. You only need a few things, and they are probably things you have laying around the house.
You make this clever garland out of cardboard tubes….from toilet paper!! (or paper towels or wrapping paper) So, you are up-cycling and re-cycling. You know ….being GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day. Get it!
I saw it in my newest edition of Family Fun magazine, but I did it a little bit differently. And then I made it into a garland.
Step 1: Get a bunch of toilet paper tubes.
Step 2: Flatten a bit and cut them into about 1/2 inch strips.
Step 3: Pinch each circle and glue into a heart shape.
Step 4: Repeat until you have a bunch of hearts. Reserve some circles for the stems. Don’t make them all into hearts.
Step 5: Glue three hearts together into a clover shape.
Step 6: Fold one circle into a triangle and glue at the bottom for a stem.
Step 7: Lay out all your cute new brown shamrocks on a protected surface.
Step 8: Paint those suckers green.
Step 9: Let your pretty little shamrocks dry overnight. As the paint dries, it makes the shamrocks stiff.
Step 10: Thread your dry shamrocks onto a string and tie them on.
Step 11. Enjoy your new recycled GREEN St. Patrick’s Day decorations.
Erin Go Braugh!