Monday, 10 March 2014

I'm Lucky Because... {St. Patrick's Day Craft}

Since St. Patrick's Day is just a week away, I though what better time to find out what my son feels lucky to have or do.  I'm not sure about any of your children, but I know that mine only talks when he wants to talk.  What better way is their to get him to open up than helping him have fun while he does it.  Here's what you need:


  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Something to write with
  • Heart shape tracer or cookie cutter
  • Construction paper (green and any other color you choose)
  

On the green construction paper, trace and cut four heart shapes with the cookie cutter, if you want to add a stem you can do so with the green paper as well.  Glue the four heart shapes on the alternate piece of paper, forming them into a four leaf clover.  If your child cannot print yet you can do this part for them - on each clover get them to write down the different reasons that they are lucky. 

I am lucky because...  
I love you.
I go to school.
You love me.
Uncle plays with me. 


Voila, you have a fun and easy craft, that helps your little one open up to you and makes you realize all of the things in life that you are lucky for.




36 comments:

  1. What an inexpensive and fun activity to do with the kiddos! Love it!

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    1. Thank you! It was great, I had everything at home already except the construction paper but my mom had it so it didn't cost me a cent :)

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  2. Awww.. Isn't he sweet! Now i'll do this to my little girl.. :)

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    1. Definitely, I thought for sure he would say toys or something like that but instead he actually picked important things in life.

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  3. What a very cute craft he did...

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  4. You mamas are all so good about saving and making artwork for your kids! I always tell my sister she will regret tossing out what she considers unimportant now! It's nice to see boy's art becoming a focus with modern parents!

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    1. Thanks but I don't keep everything, as much as I'd like too. He draws on a daily basis and 9 out of 10 times they are the same.

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  5. I think I'm going to have to do this with my boys this weekend! Such a cute idea!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure your boys will love it!

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  6. Aww, how sweet! I always loved doing arts and crafts as a child. And as an adult too, on occasion. It's a nice, fun and safe way to keep occupied and be creative. Awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us. Peace!

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    1. It definitely keeps the kids busy and out of trouble.

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  7. What a great craft! You can never tell someone you love them too much!!!

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  8. What a wonderful idea! I am going to suggest it to my son's teacher. She would love it :)

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    1. That's great! I would love to hear how they turned out...

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  9. What an adorable craft - and so perfect for spring. Love that handwriting too. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love seeing crafts like this, The ones including the kiddos. This just looks like so much fun!

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  11. Great idea! I do something similar at Thanksgiving, but it works well with this too! I need to pull out the green construction paper!

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    1. Ya I thought that maybe I should have saved it for Thanksgiving!

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  12. I love doing crafts like this one with my grandchildren and they enjoy these awesome ideas like this one too.Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. I love this. Will have to do this with my youngest! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linky 10.

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  14. Oh, that is cute! The hearts make a 4 leaf clover--I never would've thought of that!

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    1. I know right... I was wondering how to do it since I am horrible at making them free hand...

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  15. This is a really cute idea! I love doing crafts as a way to spend time together.

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  16. this look easy and creative to tryb with my kids

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  17. What a great idea, and makes them think of all the great things that make them lucky! Positive thinking art project!

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  18. Fun activity to do with the grandchildren

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  19. crafting for any occasion is down right fun. I have a special table set up so when the grandchildren come over they know where everything is

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  20. thanks! Im always on the lookout for fun things to do with the kiddos!

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  21. Good job on the crafts,and some great ideas to store for next year

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  22. Victoria Ess6/09/2014 6:56 am

    Very cute ideas for St. Patricks day!

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  23. what a clever idea to use cookie cutters as stencils. Ill have to try that next time!

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  24. Always on the look out for craft ideas for the grandkids, thank you

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  25. Great ideas,this child has such a nice smile !

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