St. Patrick's Day Hair Clip Craft
Make a rockin' shamrock pin or barrette out of mini pom-poms.
- Three small green pom-poms
- A scrap of green or brown felt
- Pinking shears:Don't have them? A little cutting finesse with regular scissors will do the trick.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks:Kids and hot glue don't mix, so make sure you do all the gluing.
- Pin backing or hairclip:Depending on what your kid wants to make. You can find them both at your local craft store.
- Embellishments:A little piece of ribbon, glitter glue, rhinestones, etc.
- Help your kid hot glue the three pom-poms together to form a shamrock. A little dab of glue between the pom-poms will do the trick. Kid feeling lucky? Have her glue together four to make a four-leaf clover.
- Next, help her cut a stem out of felt with the pinking shears. If you're using regular scissors, you can cut little Ys into the fabric to make it look like it was cut by pinking sheers. Or just skip it and cut it straight.
- Use a little hot glue to glue the stem onto the back of the pom-poms.
- Let the shamrock dry and then help her glue it on to the pin backing or hair clip. You can do the gluing and, when it's dry, your kid can pull off all the dried hot glue strings that are hanging off of her shamrock.
- Finally, invite your kid to add glitter glue or tie a little bow onto the piece if she wants to dress it up.
- On St. Patrick's Day, pin or clip her shamrock on for good luck. And teach her to say "top o' the mornin' to ya" for a little added charm.
- Little shamrock pins make great gifts for friends, teachers or grandma. If your kid makes one for you, be a sport and wear it even if it doesn't match your blouse. It's only for a day. Plus, your hubby won't get to pinch you (unless you want him to!).