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Paper Plate Wig Masks

IMG_34041My daughter loves to pretend play. She has a vivid imagination & it is fun watching her explore her world of make believe. She loves to play baker and bake us beautiful cakes. She will take the little cherries out of he Hi Ho Cherry-o game and decorate her stacking cups with them and make tiered cakes. Last week when I didn’t feel good she made me a bowl of chicken soup complete with ABC magnets & a plastic drumstick. Delicious!

One of her favorite cartoons is Sheriff Callie. She has a cowboy hat that she wears & a pink hamper that she calls Sparky her horse. Giddy Up Sparky.

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She loves wearing dresses & twirling around & saying “Look Mama, I look like a princess.” Yes you do.

With her growing interest with the world of dress up & make believe, I thought we could have a little dress up fun.

Paper Plate Wig Mask.

What you will need:

Paper plates

Yarn

Glue

Pipe cleaner or string

Scissors

Directions:

Cut a whole out of two paper plates following the line of the first inside circle in the plate.
Cut a hole out of two paper plates following the line of the first inside circle in the plate.
Glue the two paper plates together for a sturdier mask base.
Glue the two paper plates together for a sturdier mask base.
Measure out how long you want your bangs to be & cut a piece of yarn at the desired length.
Measure out how long you want your bangs to be & cut a piece of yarn at the desired length.
Measure out and cut several more pieces of this length.
Measure out and cut several more pieces of this length.
Glue the bang pieces into place. Do not worry about them lining up perfectly, you can trim them later.
Glue the bang pieces into place. Do not worry about them lining up perfectly, you can trim them later.
Trim along top and cut until flush along the curve of the plate.
Trim along top and cut until flush along the curve of the plate.
After you have placed your bangs, add a strand of yarn on the out edge of the plate following the curve of the plate about a 1/4 of the way down & then let the yarn hang straight down & cut to desired length,
After you have placed your bangs, add a strand of yarn on the outer edge of the plate following the curve of the plate about a 1/4 of the way around & then let the yarn hang straight down & cut to desired length.
Add another piece of yarn  right up against the other following the same pattern. Do this until you have worked your way to the inner edge & then switch sides & repeat.
Add another piece of yarn right up against the other following the same pattern. Do this until you have worked your way to the inner edge & then switch sides & repeat.
Continue  until both sides are finished.
Continue until both sides are finished. Trim the uncovered portion of the plate.
Insert a pipe cleaner or string between the two plates or to the the back of the plates to create the backing to your mask.
Insert a pipe cleaner or string between the two plates or to the the back of the plates to create the backing to your mask.

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And for the boys…

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Cut out a half circle within your paper plate.
Sketch out & cut a mustache shape.
Sketch out & cut a mustache shape.
Start with one side of your mustache, laying down strand by strand similar to above.
Start with one side of your mustache, laying down strand by strand similar to above.
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Working from the top end of one side of your mustache work to the edge of the plate and follow downward along the curve of the circle until you meet the opposite side of the mustache.
My big kid enjoyed his mask too.
My big kid enjoyed his mask too.

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Paper Bowl Yarn Heads

Paper bowl heads & faces with yarn hair. A fun arts & crafts project for kids

My daughter & I love making paper plate masks. We have made tons of them together over the years.  Last week, I made her a Shopkins one as a surprise. Last, my little girl want to make a craft of her own. She asked me where the paper plates were & I told her. She came back with a bowl instead. She said she wanted to make a girl. “Mama. are you going to make a boy or a girl?” I told her that I was going to make a girl too, just like her.

Paint the paper bowl in a flesh tone & let dry. After the paint dries, glue large googly eyes onto the bowl.

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Use markers to draw in the rest of the face. Cut lengths of yarn to form the hair & glue into place however you like.

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My daughter’s girl had long brown hair with a bow.

Paper bowl heads & faces with yarn hair. A fun arts & crafts project for kids,.

Try different hair styles with the yarn & draw in different expressions or faces. We had a lot of fun making heads. My daughter even came her girl a hair trimming to try to even out her end. Adorable!

Paper bowl heads & faces with yarn hair. A fun arts & crafts project for kids.

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Year Of The Monkey Paper Plate Craft

Chinese New Year, Year of the monkey paper plate mask craft for kids

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I am half Vietnamese. When our daughter was born, it was important to me that to be able to teach her a little bit about that part of her culture.

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That is why I love family gatherings & holidays with my family. She gets to enjoy the food, listen to the language & observe the traditions. Next month, we will celebrate the Lunar New Year. We will welcome in the year of the monkey.

If you are born in the Year of The Monkey, you’re said to possess characteristics such as curiosity, cleverness, and mischievousness. You are also considered to be a bit of a practical joker.

To learn more about the Chinese zodiac animals, check out Chinese Zodiac Animals.

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Since we love paper plate masks, we decided to add another to our collection.

Paper Plate Year of the Monkey Mask

Sketch out the shape of your monkey’s face.

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Paint inside the shape with a light brown and paint outside the shape in dark brown & let dry.

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When the paint is dried, cut ears out of construction paper, glue the ears and googly eyes onto your plate. Draw in your nose & mouth. Glue a Popsicle stick to the bottom of your mask.

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We added a few festive embellishments to our monkey using a silver marker.

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Mai began her monkey the same as me, but then decided that my monkey needed food instead and painted a plate of bananas with Nutella.  The monkey was grateful.

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50+ Mask Crafts For Your Kids

50 Mask Crafts for kids

September is coming to an end already & with October quickly approaching, we are starting to get ready for Halloween. When I think of Halloween, I think of ghosts and goblins, jack-o-lanterns, candy, costumes & masks. My daughter loves to dress up and play games of make believe. We have made many masks and have stumbled across many great ones too. Here is a list of some of our favorites. They are made of everything from paper plates & egg cartons to leaves and paper mache.

CREATIVE MASK CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Nature Owl Masks by Fun Stuff To Do

Emotion Masks by The Pinterested Parent

Vintage Swimmer Paper Plate Mask by Pink Stripey Socks

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Superhero Paper Plate Masks by Meaningful Mama

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Halloween Skull Mask by Red Ted Art

Monster Masks from Crafts Unleashed

Mardi Gras Hand Print Face Mask by Stockpiling Moms

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Egg Carton Eye Masks from The Pinterested Parent

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Baymax Face Masks by Makes & Takes

Adorable Lion Mask by Parents.com

Click Clack Moo Paper Plate Masks by ABC Creative Learning

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Dr. Seuss Mask by Mighty Media Press Blog

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Uncle Sam Mask Craft by Fantastic Fun & Learning

Paper Owl Masks by What The Craft

Paper Plate Scarecrow Mask by The Pinterested Parent

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DIY Emoji Masks by Alice & Lois

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Water Color Paper Plate Fairy Mask by Kids Activities Blog

‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Mask by Spins & Needles Blog

Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Mask by Homeketeers

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Hello Kitty Mask by The Pinterested Parent

Hello Kitty Paper Plate Mask

Paper Plate Sheep Mask by Danya Banya

Paper Plate Santa Mask by Susan Weinroth

Polar Bear Masks by I Heart Crafty Things

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Paper Plate Bear Mask by I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Plate Bear Mask

Paper Bag & Leaf Animal Masks by Handmade Charlotte

Masquerade Masks by First Palette

‘Inside Out’ Inspired Character Masks by The Pinterested Parent

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‘Home’ Inspired Oh Mask by The Pinterested Parent

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Paper Plate Panda Masks by Fiestas Y cumples

Paper Plate Cheetah Mask by Learn Create Love

Letter “Z” Zebra Mask from East Coast Mommy

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DIY Paper Mache Animal Masks by Ambeau

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My Little Pony Party Masks With Printable By Illistyle

DIY Paper Fan Arctic Animals by Mr. Printables

Funny Face Paper Plate Masks by Preschool Crafts For Kids

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50+ Creative Mask Crafts For Kids - Perfect for Halloween Dress-up games or pretend play

Paper Plate Straw Scarecrow Hat

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Like many toddlers, my daughter loves to play dress up. She has a fantastic imagination & she likes to use it. She will put herself into character & really commit to it. We love to make crafts to encourage her love for role play. We make paper plate masks often & another paper plate favorite of ours is hats. With the fall around the corner, we did a fall-themed scarecrow hat.

Paper Plate Straw Scarecrow Hat

What you will need:

Paper plate

Paper bowl

Paint

Scrap paper

School glue

Hot glue gun (as always use caution when operating a glue gun. It is recommended that adults operate the gun)

Directions:

Cut out the center of a paper plate.

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Use the hot glue gun to glue the bowl into the middle of the plate.

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Paint the body of your hat & let it dry.

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Cut skinny strips of construction paper for your straw. Glue them around your hat on the paper plate.

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Rip off a couple of pieces of construction paper to make patches for your hat. Draw in simple designs like checks or polka dots.

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Glue the patches onto the bowl. Let the glue dry.

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When it is dry, it is ready for your head or even your stuffed Teddy’s head.

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Paper Plate Scarecrow Straw Hat - adorable fall kid's craft

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20 Paper Plate Crafts

20 Paper Plate Crafts

We are big fans of paper plate crafts in our home. They are cheap, readily available & make great canvases for painting, markers or glue. They are also more durable than paper, so the crafts hold up longer. There are so many great possibilities & ideas. Here is an assortment of some of our favorite paper plate crafts.

 

Paper Plate Tropical Bird

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Paper Plate Carousel

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Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern

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Paper Plate Emotion Masks

Paper Plate Emotion Masks

Paper Plate Elf Mask

Paper Plate elf mask

Paper Plate Easter Bonnets

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Paper Plate Tissue Paper Fish

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Paper Plate UFO

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Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask

Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask

Paper Plate Spider Web

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Paper Plate Umbrella

Paper Plate Umbrella craft

Paper Plate Octopus

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Paper Plate Melting Clocks 

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Paper Plate Hand print Wreath

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Paper Plate Scarecrow Mask

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Paper Plate Owl

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Paper Plate Hello Kitty Mask

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Paper Plate Pocketbook

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Paper Plate Sunshine & Rain

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Paper Plate Wig

Paper Plate Wig

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20 Paper Plate Craft Ideas

 

 

 

Paper Plate Halloween Crafts

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It is hard to believe that it is already the middle of September. My favorite season is here. I can hardly wait to begin all of our fall festivities. Soon we will go on our annual leaf peeping drive through Vermont & take our daughter apple picking. We have been trying to brain storm for Halloween costumes, but have not had much luck coming up with anything. I asked Mai, what she thought we should all be for Halloween. She said that she wanted to be a Jack-o-lantern & that I could be the mommy Jack-O-Lantern & daddy could be a ghost. Adorable! Although I do not think that I will be going as a mommy Jack-O-Lantern this year, it is never too early for our Jack-O-Lantern & Halloween inspired crafts.

Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern

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Draw the Jack-O-Lantern face on the back side of the paper plate.
Cut out the the outline to make the Jack-O-Lantern face.
Cut out the outline to make the Jack-O-Lantern face.

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Paint your Jack-O-Lantern orange.

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Paint another paper plate on the top side. Layer colors light to dark.
Paint another paper plate on the top side. Layer colors light to dark.
Cut out a stem using green foam or construction paper. Glue it to the plate.
Cut out a stem using green foam or construction paper. Glue it to the plate.
Glue the two plates together.
Glue the two plates together.
Mai wanted hers to be a mask, so we attached a pipe cleaner to the back for her.
Mai wanted hers to be a mask, so we attached a pipe cleaner to the back for her.

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Scarecrow Mask

Draw your scarecrow face on the backside of the paper plate. Cut out the eyes. Paint your plate yellow.
Draw your scarecrow face on the backside of the paper plate. Cut out the eyes. Paint your plate yellow.
Using black foam or construction paper, cut out & glue your nose & eyes in place.
Cut out & glue your nose & eyes in place using black foam or construction paper.
With a marker draw in eye lashes & stitches around the mouth.
With a marker draw in eye lashes & stitches around the mouth.

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Bend & glue a few pipe cleaners or yarn in place to make the hair.
Bend & glue a few pipe cleaners or yarn in place to make the hair.
Cut out a hat & glue it to the top of the scarecrow.
Cut out a hat & glue it to the top of the scarecrow.
Cut out a scarf & check it using a marker.
Cut out a scarf & check it using a marker.
Glue pipe cleaners or string to the back to hold the mask in place on the head.
Glue pipe cleaners or string to the back to hold the mask in place on the head.

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Paper Plate Spider Web

Cut slits around the paper plate every 2 pleats around.
Cut slits around the paper plate every 2 pleats around.
Using black yarn, slide a strand between one of the slits. Cross the strand across the plate repeatedly until you achieve your desired look.
Using black yarn, slide a strand between one of the slits. Cross the strand across the plate repeatedly until you achieve your desired look.
End your web at the same spot that you started it in. Tie the starting strand & end strand together,
End your web at the same spot that you started it in. Tie the starting strand & end strand together,
Cut 3 pieces of pipe cleaner. Glue the pieces to the pom pom to form a spider. Add goggly eyes if you desire.
Cut 3 pieces of pipe cleaner. Glue the pieces to the pom pom to form a spider. Add goggly eyes if you desire.
Stick the spider in the web. Use a hole punch to make a hole on the edge of the plate & use a piece of string or a pipe cleaner to hang your web.
Stick the spider in the web. Use a hole punch to make a hole on the edge of the plate & use a piece of string or a pipe cleaner to hang your web.

30 Farm Animal Crafts & Activities

It has been a busy year and we have not been posting nearly as much as we would have liked. We are ready and hoping to get back into the crafting swing of things. Last year was a big year for us with the release of our first children’s book, ‘Farmer Pete Has Stinky Feet.’ We are getting ready to print our second book and couldn’t be more excited. But, before that hits the presses, we wanted to share with you a collection of fun farm animal crafts, in honor of our favorite stinky farmer.
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20 Character Inspired Kid’s Crafts

20 Character Inspired Kid's Crafts Inspired by Disney, Pixar, Dr. Suess & more...

A few weeks ago we took our daughter to the movies to see ‘Inside Out’. I cried, my daughter laughed & we all left the movie happy. After the movie, my daughter insisted that we all call her Joy after the main character.  She wanted to wear green every day & asked people what they thought of her blue hair. This is a common occurrence in our house. Her character changes from week to week. She has been Hello Kitty, Elsa & other assorted characters and animals. Not only does she enjoy pretending to be them, she loves making crafts that are inspired by them. We have made many crafts over the years & have stumbled across quite a few amazing ones as well. Here are some of our favorites.

Cardboard Tube Olaf Craft by Crafts By Amanda

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Lego Baymax Building Instructions from Frugal Fun For Boys

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‘Inside Out’ Paper Plate Masks by The Pinterested Parent

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‘Finding Nemo’ Nemo & Dory Hand Print Crafts by A Little Pinch Of Perfect

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Paper Plate Eeyore Craft by Crafty Morning

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Little Einstein’s Felt Hand Puppets by The Pinterested Parent

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Popsicle Stick Minions Craft by Glued To My Crafts Blog

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Spiderman Super Hero Hand Print Craft by Messy Little Monster

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Hello Kitty Paper Plate Mask by The Pinterested Parent

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‘Monster’s Inc.’ Inspired Potato Stamps by I Heart Arts N Crafts

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Paper Plate Octonauts by 3 Kids And A Gluestick

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Egg Carton Kermit Craft by The Pinterested Parent

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16 Disney Inspired Footprint Crafts by The Keeper Of The Cheerios

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Easy Muppet Craft Rocks by Sandy Toes And Popsicles

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Pasta Mike Wazowski from ‘Monster’s Inc.’ by The Pinterested Parent

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Handprint Thing 1 Craft by This Girl’s Life Blog

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Cardboard Tube Superman Craft by Crafts By Amanda

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Despicable Me’ Shadow Puppets by The Pinterested Parent

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Dusty Crop Hopper & Skipper inspired from ‘Planes’ by Pink Stripey Socks

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Styrofoam Peppa Pig Craft by The Pinterested Parent

Peppa Pig Craft made out of styrofoam ball & recyclables.

Who are some of your children’s favorite character’s?

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St. Patricks Day Crafts

Marshmallow paint stamped shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. Easy kid's arts and craft projects for preschoolers and toddlers

I love the holidays. I love all of them. St. Patrick’s Day is a little more than a week away & even though I am not Irish, I get into the spirit all the same as if I were. This weekend Mai & I devoted a lot of time to St. Paddy’s day crafts or as Mai calls it St. Crafter’s Days. It makes sense considering all the painting, gluing & glittering that was done in our home. Here are some crafts that you can try at home with your young artists whether they are Irish or not.

Egg Carton Shamrocks

Use a clean & empty egg carton. You will need to cut out 3 individual sections for each shamrock made.IMG_9547

Paint your sections in different shades of green. Let dry.

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Cut a piece of green construction paper for your stem.

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Using a hot glue gun (not for children’s use), glue your egg carton sections together on the sides & then to the top of the stem. Let dry.

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Egg carton shamrock kid's craft for St. Patricks Day

 

Marshmallow Shamrock Stamping

My daughter loves stamping. It is an easy way to make a lovely & easy craft. We happened to have a bag of jumbo marshmallows from last weekend Rice Krispie Treat Rainbows, so we put them to good use. This is an easy one. Give your child a marshmallow & some green paint. Show them how to stamp the shape of a shamrock by stamping twice side by side & one centered over the top of the two.

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To be honest Mai kind of went in her own direction here. She made green snowmen instead. They were equally cute & she was quite proud.

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Shamrock marshmallow stamping craft & activities for kid's on St. Patrick's Day

 

St. Paddy’s Day Glitter Peels

Glitter & glue peels are one of our favorite crafts at home. They combine my daughter’s 2 favorite craft supplies. I helped Mai by drawing the outline of the shamrocks for her & then let her apply her own glitter.

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Let dry. This may take a while, if not overnight depending on how thick the glue is.

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We left ours outside with weight on them to dry. They dried quicker & we were able to peel faster.

Shamrock Glitter Peels - St. Patrick's Day Kid's crafts

Check out our rainbow too…

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Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask

On the back side of a paper plate, draw a set of eyes.

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Paint the center of the plate in a flesh tone.

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Paint around the outside in orange or red for the hair & beard. Add eyebrows, eyelashes & a goatee.IMG_9569

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Let dry.

Draw out a bow tie & a hat on construction paper.

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For the hat add a band & buckle.

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Glue the pieces to the top & bottom of your plate & paint or draw in the rest of you face with marker.

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Paint in any other embellishments such as shamrocks or polka dots for the bow tie.

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Leprechaun paper plate mask - crafts for kids on St. Patrick's day

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