Phoenyx said he is SO into St. Patrick’s Day crafting…especially if its going to include getting super messy every time! I wanted to create a fun craft that we could both do but mom (that’s me!) could get a little memento out of as well.
This craft is a how to inspiration to create Four Leaf Clover Magnets. And while they are technically St. Patrick’s Day related, I know I could use some good luck all year round, so I plan on leaving them up on the fridge.
Four Leaf Clover Magnets
To create this craft you will need
- Mini Canvas (come in 4 pack for $3.99)
- Magnets (also a pack)
- Green paint
- green permanent marker
First I wanted to let P loose on paint. I originally was showing him how to just dip his fingerprint, but that quickly got out of hand. Such is the life of a 2 year old.
I let him do a little practice one on his own. He did a pretty stellar abstract job.
Now that the initial excitement of paint was out of his system, I simply dipped his fingers into the paint and pressed out a fingerprint in 4 places like a clover. In the pictures below I demonstrated with my finger because its pretty darn near impossible to hold his finger, press on canvas AND take a shot.
The final pics, however, are all his!
I think his turned out even cuter than my big mommy fingers.
This is the one with his fingerprints!
I added a date to it for the future and his name on the back.
This was easy, fun, and great for ALL ages (even if they need a tad bit of help!). I saved a canvas for Charlotte to do when she gets home too. Do not forget to check out my first St. Patrick’s Day Printable (its free!) before you leave.