Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a rainbow card filled with three dimensional four leaf clovers! A beautiful watercolor rainbow and a collage of torn blue tissue paper will build up your child’s crafting skills in this project. Present this DIY card to anyone who wants a bit of luck, and they’ll be sure to love it.
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 in the rainbow with bright pastels, making sure to wash the brush between colors.
- Next, tear up some of the blue tissue paper and glue them to the top part of the card, to create the sky. Use layers to create a cool texture!
- Color in the grass with oil pastels by creating strong vertical strokes to make a “grassy” texture.
- Cut four pieces of metallic pipe cleaners into different lengths.
- Place a few layers of green tissue paper on top of each other, and draw a few four leaf clovers on the top layer. Cut them out, and place some glue in between each layer to keep them together.
- Glue the back of each clover to a pipe cleaner. Repeat this to make 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 3D effect!
- Finish off your lucky card by pulling apart some cotton balls and gluing them into the sky for clouds.
- Write a lucky wish inside the card and give it to someone you love!