Activity DesignerTina Pearson
My kids love making homemade decorations for the holidays, while I love having keepsakes to remind me of how little my kids once were. These adorable shamrock suncatchers do both! I added cut-outs of their hands to make festive four-leaf-clovers and they decorated them to make a colorful window display for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's sure to attract lots of leprechauns to our house!
What You'll Need
How We Did It
Gather all your materials. We used some green and yellow tissue paper that I had leftover from another project, but any shades of green or yellow would look great with this.
I really love including my children's handprints in their projects whenever possible. It's a really neat way to personalize the project and capture how little they are. For this project, I decided to trace the kids' hands for the centers of their shamrocks. We used four hands for each shamrock, but I found it easiest to trace each child's hand once and then cut it out and use it as a template for the other three.
We cut out a piece of contact paper and laid the outline of the shamrock on top. The contact paper laid surprisingly flat without any help and was fairly easy to use with the little ones. We placed the four handprints inside the shamrock, creating a mini-shamrock out of handprints.