Day cares and kindergartens throughout Spokane are decorating their class rooms with shamrock cat blocks for St. Patrick’s Day. They are a huge hit with the children and are great learning tools as well. They are so easy and inexpensive to make. You can also make alternate versions for each holiday.
The only items you will need to make these whimsical blocks are six wooden blocks, light and bright green acrylic paint, a paint brush, a gold paint pen, white or silver glitter glue and pictures of cats, hour own if you choose. A pleasant, creative and festive flair is simply scanning a picture of your cat into your computer, importing it to a program such as Publisher and re-coloring the ct green.
Paint three of the blocks kelly green and the other three blocks lime green and let dry thoroughly.
Use a gold paint pen to write the numbers five numbers on each block, leave the last side for a picture of the cat. . You can also make a set with letters; one side will have to have two letters.
Press some glitter glue on to the top of each block and extend out with a paintbrush. Use the brush and surplus glitter glue from the top to add glitter to the sides and front as well. Allow blocks time to dry from top to bottom.
Wooden blocks are available at local craft supply stores such as Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.
Green is not only associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but springtime as well. These blocks can be put away and be used year after year. Why not make a few sets today and donate a few to a local nonprofit organization?