We lost power for about an hour this afternoon. We had plans for a different project but without a glue gun it wasn't meant to be.
I had prepped this project to do with the kids from Oliver during our downtime in the greenroom but we never got around to it so it was a perfect spur-of-the-moment time-filler for Cali.
I already had cereal boxes painted green (on the backside). I traced 4 hearts on a piece and then cut a square out around each and gave them to Cal. Her little scissors proved to be a little weak for the cardboard so I held the heart square while she cut them out with mine. She tried it alone but I was a little anxious so I convinced her my help would make it so much easier!
Once they were cut out she glued them together at the points to make a 4 leaf clover. Then I gave her an outline of tacky glue and a tin full of buttons and set her loose. When she finished one outline I did another and she began again until the whole shamrock was to her liking.
We added a small green ribbon for hanging and a pipe cleaner stem. It is currently residing as a door hanger but I think I will move it soon so it doesn't get knocked around too much.
Cali took the picture above herself while telling me, "Mom, you can blog about this if you want to." I fully expect she will want her own blog as soon as she can spell-maybe before!
It's a great addition to our St. Patrick's Day decor.