Friday, February 27, 2009

It's Easy Being Green

I have a working computer again. Yay!
Today is Friday and that means its Featured Friday!(see post above)...
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Patty gave me this awesome lemonade stand award (so did Pearl!)
Instead of choosing 10 friends,I am going to give it to all my blog readers. :) Feel free to put it on your blog and give it to 10 blogging/webby friends. :)
Harrison and I want to share two of our St. Patrick's crafts.
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Get some green food coloring or green washable paint.
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Fill a ziploc with salt (I guess you could use sand,too).
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Add a few drops of food coloring. This part is fun! Have your kiddie shake the bag and dance until all the salt is coated.
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Get a piece of green construction paper.
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Cut a four leaf clover--just wing it on the shape.
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Let your child put glue on the shamrock and then sprinkle the salt like glitter.
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Cuteness!!! If you are worried about a mess, do this outside on a pretty day. The good thing is salt does not hurt birds like glitter does.
Onto project #2...
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We mixed some food coloring with water. We had an eyedropper from a science kit but you can use a paintbrush or q-tip.
We cut shamrocks out of coffee filters. We put them on top of newspaper (so the newspaper would help soak up the excess color).
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Use the eyedropper to "paint" the shamrocks. :) Let dry. Fun!!
Another fun coffee filter project is to use the same steps with different colors of food color/water or watercolor paint on a round coffee filter. Get a clothespin and pinch the filter once it is dry. You can add pipe cleaner antennae if desired, and a magnet on the back.
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1 comment:

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Kids crafts are so much fun! We did those butterflies last year and the kids love them. Aren't coffee filters the best!? I love the technique you used on them, as it's my favorite to do with them! Something is so much fun about watching the colors get absorbed into the white paper!
Rebecca
RootsAndWingsCo.blogspot.com