Daycare.com Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-28-2018, 10:57 AM
Miss A's Avatar
Miss A Miss A is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 966
Default St. Patrick's Day Art?

Ok guys, I need process art ideas for St. Patrick's day. 1 have 1-2 year old and 2-18 month olds. They currently have zero interest in using glue, no matter how many times it is offered to them.

I Pinterested, but I am finding a lot of hand/footprint art, and lots of gluing. Help!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-28-2018, 11:26 AM
happymom happymom is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,122
Default

Printables they can color
Do you dare decorate sugar cookies?
Magic "green milk" with lunch

I remember one year my in home daycare sent the kids home with a little st patricks day treat that was ADORABLE and it included a few gold chocolate coins and some rainbow ribbon type fruit by the foot candy and it was super cute!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-28-2018, 11:27 AM
storybookending's Avatar
storybookending storybookending is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 932
Default

Last year we made these.. I did most of the assembly but they had fun painting them. My 15 month old loves “painting” with bingo dabbers if you aren’t brave enough for real paint... or are like me and can’t stand the clean up
Attached Images
File Type: jpg D0E1E865-8322-44CC-AD7E-F536EF155DB7.jpg (81.8 KB, 11 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-28-2018, 11:41 AM
Miss A's Avatar
Miss A Miss A is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by storybookending View Post
Last year we made these.. I did most of the assembly but they had fun painting them. My 15 month old loves “painting” with bingo dabbers if you aren’t brave enough for real paint... or are like me and can’t stand the clean up
We are doing something similar tomorrow! My 3 love painting
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-28-2018, 11:48 AM
happymom happymom is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,122
Default

That's a really cute craft!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-28-2018, 12:11 PM
Miss A's Avatar
Miss A Miss A is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by happymom View Post
Printables they can color
Do you dare decorate sugar cookies?
Magic "green milk" with lunch

I remember one year my in home daycare sent the kids home with a little st patricks day treat that was ADORABLE and it included a few gold chocolate coins and some rainbow ribbon type fruit by the foot candy and it was super cute!
I don't know how I missed your post. I think I will print out some shamrock and rainbows and use crayons and markers, we will do the leprechaun face plates, probably 1 hand or footprint art as the parents love them, and then move on to Easter.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-28-2018, 01:01 PM
amberrose3dg's Avatar
amberrose3dg amberrose3dg is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: somewhere
Posts: 779
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss A View Post
Ok guys, I need process art ideas for St. Patrick's day. 1 have 1-2 year old and 2-18 month olds. They currently have zero interest in using glue, no matter how many times it is offered to them.

I Pinterested, but I am finding a lot of hand/footprint art, and lots of gluing. Help!
I bought a kit off of Amazon for the kiddos to make their own shamrock crowns.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-28-2018, 01:27 PM
Baby Beluga's Avatar
Baby Beluga Baby Beluga is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 3,032
Default

These are two of our favorites:

Shaving cream shamrocks (instead of the squeegie, you can use an expired gift card, credit card, grocery card, etc.)

https://www.mamacheaps.com/2017/03/s...raft-kids.html

Marble shamrocks:

http://plainvanillamom.com/2014/03/s...-painting.html

ETA: you could also do negative space finger painting. Tape a shamrock to white paper, allow the kids to finger paint with green paint. Let dry, peel the shamrock off and you have a negative space painting.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-28-2018, 01:58 PM
Scout's Avatar
Scout Scout is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,740
Default

I did a fruit loop and marshmallow rainbow in the past. Cute.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-01-2018, 02:46 AM
Josiegirl's Avatar
Josiegirl Josiegirl is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Right here
Posts: 8,265
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baby Beluga View Post
These are two of our favorites:

Shaving cream shamrocks (instead of the squeegie, you can use an expired gift card, credit card, grocery card, etc.)

https://www.mamacheaps.com/2017/03/s...raft-kids.html

Marble shamrocks:

http://plainvanillamom.com/2014/03/s...-painting.html

ETA: you could also do negative space finger painting. Tape a shamrock to white paper, allow the kids to finger paint with green paint. Let dry, peel the shamrock off and you have a negative space painting.
We've done the shaving cream projects like that before, using food coloring and the dcks love them! They come out unique and bright. However, we're not allowed to use shaving cream anymore. Is there anything we could sub for the shaving cream?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-01-2018, 04:08 AM
Cat Herder's Avatar
Cat Herder Cat Herder is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,050
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Is there anything we could sub for the shaving cream?
Lakeshore sells kids foam sensory paint (five 6oz bottles for $25 ). All the DIY recipes I know include shaving cream, school glue and food color. We can't even substitute whipped cream in those recipes anymore. We loved the DIY foam sidewalk chalk, too.
__________________
- Unless otherwise stated, all my posts are personal opinion and worth what you paid for them.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-01-2018, 04:22 AM
Josiegirl's Avatar
Josiegirl Josiegirl is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Right here
Posts: 8,265
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Lakeshore sells kids foam sensory paint (five 6oz bottles for $25 ). All the DIY recipes I know include shaving cream, school glue and food color. We can't even substitute whipped cream in those recipes anymore. We loved the DIY foam sidewalk chalk, too.
Too rich for my blood. I've come to a point where I'm trying to use up what I have and not invest tons more $$$. That's sad they've taken away so many things and made it more difficult for us providers to afford providing quality care. Huh, imagine that. If they looked close enough, they could find something questionable about every single thing we use. Hey, books give paper cuts.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-01-2018, 04:30 AM
Cat Herder's Avatar
Cat Herder Cat Herder is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 9,050
Default

For the young crowd you can tape some contact paper to the table sticky side up. Let the littles sprinkle it with green and gold glitter. Then place small foam shamrocks over that. Then some shredded multi-colored tissue paper over that (not too much for thickness). Cover with another sheet of contact paper and smooth.

You can then cut out large shamrock shapes and use green craft tape to seal around edges. They are beautiful stained glass art when hung on windows.
__________________
- Unless otherwise stated, all my posts are personal opinion and worth what you paid for them.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Baby Beluga's Avatar
Baby Beluga Baby Beluga is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 3,032
Default

I am legally license exempt...why in the world can't you use shaving cream?

On a side note, I remember the last day of school in elementary school the teacher would have everyone use shaving cream to clean their desks...aging myself?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-01-2018, 08:26 AM
Miss A's Avatar
Miss A Miss A is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baby Beluga View Post
I am legally license exempt...why in the world can't you use shaving cream?

On a side note, I remember the last day of school in elementary school the teacher would have everyone use shaving cream to clean their desks...aging myself?
When I worked in a center, only the 3.5-5 year preschool room was allowed to use shaving cream, because of the fear of babies and toddlers ingesting it. The other classrooms were allowed to use whipped cream, until we hit 5 stars on QRIS and then it wasn't allowed because it was not appropriate to use food stuffs for activities when there could be children present in care who's family was struggling to put food on the table.

Last edited by Miss A; 03-01-2018 at 08:27 AM. Reason: Spelling
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-01-2018, 08:31 AM
storybookending's Avatar
storybookending storybookending is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 932
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baby Beluga View Post
On a side note, I remember the last day of school in elementary school the teacher would have everyone use shaving cream to clean their desks...aging myself?
This is my sole memory from kindergarten. We did it once a quarter. I was in K in 95’-96’.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-01-2018, 08:42 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Sprinkle dry unsweetened kookaid on a piece of whit construction paper you have cut into a shamrock ( sometimes I use white card stock) . Have them dip paint brushes into water and paint over the dry powder. It will instantly turn to a bright green and it smells so good!!!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-01-2018, 08:43 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Koolaid!! Not kook!!! 😆
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-01-2018, 08:43 AM
Country Kids's Avatar
Country Kids Country Kids is online now
Nature Lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,905
Default

I make colored rice then we decorate rainbows with the different colors and hang them up.
__________________
Each day is a fresh start
Never look back on regrets
Live life to the fullest
We only get one shot at this!!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Josiegirl's Avatar
Josiegirl Josiegirl is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Right here
Posts: 8,265
Default

Last year I made a poster sized rainbow and outlined each section with a color of the rainbow. Then we hunted all through out arts/crafts/stickers, you name it for anything a color of the rainbow. Then we glued the items in their appropriate sections. Nice group effort that we kept coming back to and the kids were excited to show their moms and dads which things they had put on. Really quite pretty when we were done.

Will have to try the green koolaid craft, that sounds like something they'd love!
We made sparkly green playdough today, they even fought playing with that.
We've also been practicing our Easter egg hunting skills this week. Lol
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Miss A's Avatar
Miss A Miss A is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Sprinkle dry unsweetened kookaid on a piece of whit construction paper you have cut into a shamrock ( sometimes I use white card stock) . Have them dip paint brushes into water and paint over the dry powder. It will instantly turn to a bright green and it smells so good!!!
I love this idea! Adding green Kool-Aid to my shopping list right now!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-02-2018, 08:29 AM
Baby Beluga's Avatar
Baby Beluga Baby Beluga is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 3,032
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss A View Post
When I worked in a center, only the 3.5-5 year preschool room was allowed to use shaving cream, because of the fear of babies and toddlers ingesting it. The other classrooms were allowed to use whipped cream, until we hit 5 stars on QRIS and then it wasn't allowed because it was not appropriate to use food stuffs for activities when there could be children present in care who's family was struggling to put food on the table.
Well, when put this way I can understand the whipped cream.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-05-2018, 03:21 PM
Josiegirl's Avatar
Josiegirl Josiegirl is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Right here
Posts: 8,265
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Sprinkle dry unsweetened kookaid on a piece of whit construction paper you have cut into a shamrock ( sometimes I use white card stock) . Have them dip paint brushes into water and paint over the dry powder. It will instantly turn to a bright green and it smells so good!!!
I went to 3 stores yesterday, looking for green koolaid! I finally had to buy some other lemon-lime powder mix. But it still smelled good.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
arts and crafts, saint patrick's day - ideas

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
St Patricks Day Crafts lovemykidstoo Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10 03-18-2016 05:25 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:27 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming