St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon. Bangor area children like to make holiday crafts to hang throughout their homes. The following is a fun St. Patrick’s Day wreath that children can make and hang on the front door or on a wall in the home.
Many of the materials that are needed to make this craft may already be available at home. Other items can be purchased at the Bangor A.C. Moore store. The following materials are needed for this craft:
Light and dark green craft foam
Printed shamrock coloring page
Printed leprechaun coloring page
Printed rainbow coloring page
Green and gold ribbon
Glue gun or stapler
The craft is of medium difficulty. Small children will need help using the glue gun and the scissors. The following are the directions for this craft:
- Choose a work area and place all of the materials on the surface. Cut the center from the paper plate using the scissors. Cut a small slit at the top of the outer rim of the plate to slip a ribbon through for the hanger. Use the scissors to cut the ribbon to whichever length that is chosen for the hanger. Slide the ribbon through the slit in the plate and tie the two ends together.
- Using the scissors, cut the medium and small sized shamrocks from the coloring page. Use the medium shamrock and a marker to trace 17 shamrocks on the darkest craft foam. A few more or less may be needed depending on the size of the plate being used. Glue or staple the shamrocks with the stems facing the center of the plate. Overlap each shamrock, being sure to cover where the ribbon is.
- Trace the about 22 smaller shamrocks on the light green craft foam. Use the scissors to cut them out. Glue or staple the smaller shamrocks on top of the larger ones closer to the inside of the ring, overlapping each.
- Color the leprechaun in the other coloring page. Cut it from the paper. Color the rainbow and cut that from the paper as well. To make the cutouts sturdier, glue them to a piece of cardboard and cut them out. Glue or staple the rainbow to the top of the wreath and the leprechaun to the bottom.