Sunday, March 9, 2014

Rainbow Shamrock Paper Strip Craft from Recycled Magazines

Sassyfras and I did some St. Patrick's Day crafting this morning while the boys were elsewhere.  I was inspired by these paper strip Easter Eggs.  We used old magazines instead of card stock.

rainbow shamrock craft for kids

Shamrock template
construction paper
old magazines

st. patrick's day paper crafts for kids

  • Start by tracing the shamrock onto a piece of green construction paper.  
  • Cut along the inside of your tracing to leave the outer edges of the green paper intact.  
  • Cut strips of magazines in desired colors. Sassyfras and I were looking for rainbow colors.  
  • Organize your strips on another sheet of paper, making sure to overlap slightly so none of the construction paper shows through.  Glue in place.  
  • Glue the shamrock cutout over the paper with the magazine strips. 
  • Cut any excess magazine strips off.
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This project was cheap and easy and made good use of her cutting skills.  I think it turned out super cute!

paper crafts for kids

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Linking to:  Link and Learn, Kids Activities Blog, Hip Homeschool Hop, We Made That Wednesday, Kids Weekly Coop, For the Kids Friday, TGIF!, Crafty Moms Share, The Sunday Showcase


Jeanine H said...

thank you for sharing this activity. brings a wee appreciated twist on a boring type shape for the kids! off to get some magazines together! thank you again, pinned & g+'d

Kelly said...

Thank you Jeanine, that's sweet of you.

Samantha @ Stir the Wonder said...

These are so cool looking! Found you on T.G.I.F at 123Homeschool4Me.

Cindy Hamm said...

This craft looks adorable :-)
I especially like the idea searching for rainbow colors from old magazines. Will try it with my kids tomorrow, thanks for sharing!

Deceptively Educational said...

The final result is absolutely beautiful! What a great craft!!

Kim Vij said...

This looks like so much fun to do with the kids and so colorful. I've featured you this week on the Afterschool Linky for St. Patrick's Day!

Boy Mama Teacher Mama said...

What a great use of old magazines! Thanks for sharing at After School!