Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Fine St. Patrick's Day, Go Along Craft for Kids


Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day

A Fine St. Patrick's Day by Susan Wojciechowski is one of our favorite St. Patrick's Day books.  It's about two towns that have a yearly competition to see who can decorate the best for St. Patrick's Day.  Every year the same town wins. 

However, this particular year the notorious loosing town devises a sure win plan.  It's interrupted by a visit from a stranger in need.  In the end it looks like this town will loose again because they stop their plans to help the stranger.  But, who was this mysterious stranger?

Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day

Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day

I found these cute little birdhouses on sale at the craft store and thought they would make a cute leprechaun village.
Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day
The kids painted them with green tempera paint.
Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day


Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day
They sprinkled the tops with green glitter.  We used Martha Stewart glitter.  It's super fine glitter and the top has small openings, so the kids can use it without dumping the entire bottle in one shake.
Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day
When they finished drying, they put a
little shamrock stickers on their houses. 
Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day
Wouldn't these cute little birds be fun for a spring village?
Go Along craft for A Fine St. Patrick's Day
I think they make a cute leprechaun village, and who knows, maybe this will be the year they trap a leprechaun!




St. Patrick's Day countdown for kids at Little Wonders' Days

PS... Tomorrow's the start of our St. Patrick's Day countdownI hope you join us back for some super fun!

13 comments :

RedTedArt said...

Your leprechaun houses are PERFECT! Love the extra bit of sparkle and green chicks!! So cute!

Maggy

Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty :-)

Lindsay said...

Adorable!! Love the glittery shamrocks :-)

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

What a fun idea! My kids would love this!

Michelle said...

Very cute! I'll have to keep an eye out at the dollar stores for little houses. My two would love to create a littl village of their own.

Christy said...

Oh, this is fantastic! We like the Martha Stewart glitter too.

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, Top of the morning to ya! I think your wee ones did a fine job on their houses...

Elle Belles Bows said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love that little bird in the village and of course love that the village got some glitter too! Kerri

Raising a Happy Child said...

What a neat project to kick off St Patrick's Day! I love it. The book sounds great too.

Sherri said...

those are so cute! I love it!

Discovering Montessori said...

Awesome! The kids here would have a lot of fun with this project and play with it for days. I bet your kids will always remember this book. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

These are so cute, I love the glittery roofs! Emily would love making these, I also love the book. I will be adding this one to our book list.

Thank you for linking up to stART :)

Jackie H. said...

Thanks for the book suggestion! I love that you made a village. How cute. Are the kids playing with it much after they made it?

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

This is adorable! I'm having my kids repaint their already crazily painted bird houses green for the occasion. Thanks for the idea. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.