Adventures in Unschooling

Shamrock craft.

Posted on: March 11, 2009

We don’t really observe St. Patrick’s Day. In fact we usually don’t even know when it is and always forget to wear green. But I was getting inspired by all the St. Patty’s crafts out there in the blogosphere.

dsc04468This is Trey applying glue onto the shamrocks he and Joel painted earlier this morning. Then we sprinkled sprinkles on them. I then punched a hole at the end of each shamrock and threaded them through a long piece of string to create a garland. I also added green pipe cleaner hearts into the garland for added interest. Then I strung it onto the Thanksgiving tree in our living room. This is a close up of the garland.dsc04472

There are two more leprechaun themed crafts I would like to do. The first is a counting one where the boys would have to seek 10 coins that I would hide in their play area. Then they would lay them on a green piece of paper that has ten circles to lay the coins on. The second is a searching game where they would search for gold coins or yellow candy or whatever in a big tub of green dyed rice.

Both ideas came from this fun blog:


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  • withoutloveweallperish: 50 books for $10!! As a book lover, that sounds like Christmas come early! Lovely library set up, need to set up one of those for myself!
  • theworldismysoyster: Sure. Just none of my kids. :)
  • goobrobinson: Hi! I'd like to seek your permission if I can reuse one of your pictures for my next post? Specifically the second picture.


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