March 13, 2006

Green on Green

Kids Crafts

Since St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd post a few appropriate crafts over the next few days to celebrate the green holiday. This craft is great fun for the little kids and a creative pleasure for the bigger kids.

What you need:

  • Green Construction Paper
  • Green crayons or you can use oil pastels
  • White tempera paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water and a few water containers
  • Cover a work area with plastic or newspaper
  • Paint shirts or smocks for the little ones is a good idea
What to do:
  1. Draw a picture or any kind of design on green construction paper using green crayon -- a bit tricky because its sometimes hard to see what it is you are drawing. If you can't draw an image with detail, just do some simple and fun designs.
  2. Press hard with the crayon to make it nice and thick.
  3. After your picture is drawn, brush some white tempera paint lightlty over the paper.
  4. Voila! It's magic... now you'll see cool lines appearing out of nowhere!
  5. Have the child sign the picture and then display it.
This fun craft comes from my friends at Free Kid Crafts

Happy St. Patty's Day!

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