Four Leaf Clover Window Craft

St Patricks Day: Four Leaf Clover Craft

St Patrick’s Day is coming up! It’s not a day we typically celebrate in the Banya household, but since I love clover, rainbows, leprechauns, Irish accents and the colour green – I think this might become one holiday that we give a little nod to.

And so with St Patrick’s Day in mind, I set out a little four leaf clover craft that both JJ (3 years and 8 months) and Bee (17 months) can do together.

Bliss is finding crafts toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy together

To set this up, I drew a four leaf clover onto green paper and carefully cut it out. I added contact paper (clear sticky back plastic film) to one side of the stencil. I would have loved to have offered the girls real clover leaves to stick. We do get a lot of clover leaves in our backyard (including four and five leaf ones!), but unfortunately clover isn’t in season in late summer in Australia. So I gathered various green loose parts (green paper, green twine, green pom poms etc), green glitter and green-ish glitter glue instead.

I set this all aside and waited for one of those moments when the girls needed a distraction, which as it turns out, was last Tuesday afternoon.

JJ was familiar with this set up as we have done lots of sticky contact paper collages before. She got straight to work picking through the loose parts for pieces to stick on. She started with pom poms. Bee, on the other hand, was keen to try out the glitter glue.

Shake, Sprinkle and Sparkle

But it didn’t take long before JJ spied the glitter. She loves to add sparkle! She did a fantastic job shaking out the glitter – it requires judging how far from the paper to shake, and with how much ferocity. This was something she was having difficulties with a few months ago and so I’ve been trying to provide her opportunities to practise (like the times when she decorated Christmas baubles and made an Australian flag). It is great to see how much she has improved.

Because all that glitters is green

And yes, she did add a lot of glitter!

Meanwhile Bee was content with squeezing out glitter glue onto the four leaf clover cut out, sticking on some loose parts as she went.

When the craft session was finished, I set Bee’s glitter glue collage aside to dry. Then I sealed JJ’s glitter-fest with another piece of contact paper, and fixed up the black outline with permanent marker. Here’s how they turned out (front and back).

Four Leaf Clover Window Art for St Patricks Day

Here they are stuck up on our front window, adding a bit of colour and luck to our day.

Four Leaf Clover Window CraftHere’s how they look from the other side.

St Patricks Day Window Decorations

Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day?

xx Danya

PS: If you’re looking for more ideas, you might like our Pom Pom Rainbow Collage which would make a good St Patrick’s Day craft. We’ve also done lots of sticky contact paper window decorations, like these toddler-friendly Easter ‘Stained Glass’ windows.

Pom Pom Rainbow for learning coloursSt Patricks Day Window Decorations

 

Author: Danya

Hi, I'm Danya. I live in Sydney with my DH and our two daughters, JJ and Bee. Play, laughter and cuddles rock our world.

2 Comments

  1. What a great idea! I've just recently discovered the fun of making window art with my toddler. I haven't tried using contact paper yet, but I'm inspired to now.

    • Isn't window art awesome! There are so many ways to do it, and loads that I haven't tried yet. I've got plans for suncatchers made out of glue at some stage! We've made window art with contact paper loads of times, it's really easy. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. :)