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St. Patricks Day Crafts: Make a Blarney Stone!

I have gotten a bit behind this month on my holiday crafting, so I am jumping right back into it. With St. Patricks day just a few weeks away, I thought it would be a fun time to introduce you all to the Blarney Stone.

What is the Blarney Stone?

According to the Blarney Castle website:
For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. Its powers are unquestioned but its story still creates debate.

I would debate that no one in my house needs the gift of gab or flattery. My husband never stops sucking up, my daughter could talk to a wall, and my son likes the sound of his own voice so much the only time I get quiet is at bedtime.

I wanted to create a little stone of good luck to get the kids involved in this legend and while our craft has very little to do with the REAL stone (which gushes water), its still a lot of fun to share the legend and make a bit mess.

Of course a crafter, like a book writer, takes a bit of creative license, so here is our ‘Blarney Stone’.

St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

You could also do this same craft project for “Gold” at the end of the rainbow (same country, different legend).

St. Patricks Day Crafting

step1Gather some river rocks…or in our case, run to the garden and pull some out. Wash the dirt off.

 

St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

step2Paint your stone green! Why green? Cause its all things Irish, that’s why!

 

St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

step3Cover liberally with glitter…

 

St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

 

not enough…

 

St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

 

still not enough…

St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

 

step4Perfect! Let dry! Glitter is one of those things that falls off in heaps around the house, so if you can spray this down with some modge podge, it might stick more long term. Or you can apply your glitter like this modge podge glitter bowl.  Then you could actually KISS the stone!

 St. Patricks Day Blarney Stone, Make your own luck! www.momdot.com

Now time to let the kids make a big mess too…

St Patricks Day Kid Crafting, www.momdot.com

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St Patricks Day Kid Crafting, www.momdot.com

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St Patricks Day Kid Crafting, www.momdot.com

 

Pretty, right?

~Trisha

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10 thoughts on “St. Patricks Day Crafts: Make a Blarney Stone!”

  1. I’m really starting to get into crafts lately and this one looks like a lot of fun. My girls love glitter and they practically use it on everything lol.

  2. You know how excited I get where there is a simple craft I can actually do!!! Like really excited lol. I’m going to do this with my kiddos, fun!

  3. My husband would go into convulsions over all that glitter! He is convinced someone is going to cut their eye on glitter or something….I don’t know really what it is but he has this crazy thing about glitter that the boys and I just ignore. 😉

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