Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a rainbow card filled with four-leaf clovers! Creating a beautiful watercolor rainbow and a collage of torn blue tissue paper will build up your child’s crafting skills. Present this DIY card to anyone who needs a bit of good luck.
What You Need:
- Watercolor paper
- Tissue paper in blue and green
- Cotton balls
- Metallic pipe cleaners
- Green oil pastels
- White glue
- Glue stick
- Watercolor paint
What You Do:
- Have your child fold a sheet of watercolor paper in half to make the base of the card.
- Draw two diagonal lines across the front of the card to create a section for the rainbow.
- Now, have your child paint the rainbow. Be sure to tell her to wash the brush between colors.
- Next, tear up some of the blue tissue paper and glue the pieces to the top part of the card to create the sky. Use layers to create a cool texture!
- Have your child use the oil pastels to make strong vertical strokes and create a “grassy” texture.
- Cut four pieces of metallic pipe cleaners that are all different lengths. These will be the clover stems.
- Layer a few pieces of the green tissue paper and draw some four-leaf clovers on the top layer. Cut them out, and place some glue in between each layer to keep them together.
- Have your kid glue the back of each clover to a pipe cleaner. Repeat until there are four clovers.
- Glue the clover stems to the bottom part of the card. Make sure you don't glue the top part down so they can bend outward for a 3-D effect!
- Your child can finish off her lucky card by pulling apart some cotton balls and gluing them into the sky for clouds.
- Encourage your child to write a message inside the card and give it to someone she loves!