Monday, February 23, 2009

While the Electricity was Out

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.

9 comments:

~Bobbi~ said...

I love these clovers! Great job!

Sarah said...

Your tin FULL of buttons makes me drool :)

jennwa said...

I love adding buttons to crafts. They turned out great.

Thanks for linking.

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Thanks, I need to do some botton crafts with my daughter. I am inspirered

Michie said...

That is so cute! Can I borrow that tin of buttons so we can do it too? LOL

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

I love buttons too. I remember my mom having a big tin of them when I was little. Try looking at small sewing shops; here there is one that will often have a large container of them from which they sell a ladle full for a dollar or two. Watch garage sales too. I've found many there.

Meg said...

Thats wicked neat. When my son wakes up from his nap we are going to do a St. Patty project.

Amber said...

Clovers out of hearts..So cute! I'll will be stealing this idea. ;)Thanks.

Amber said...

Wanted to say thanks for the idea! We tried it and even without buttons it turned out cute!

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