Crafternoon–St. Patrick’s Day rainbow and pot of gold

I got today’s crafternoon idea from the blog at that artist woman, via Pinterest (my current obsession).  I had some leftover tissue scraps from making my Truffula trees, so I decided I needed a craft to use them.  This wonderfully clever craft was very versatile.  I cut out the tissue paper squares and the kids either bunched them up like I did (see left) or glued them down flat, which also looked really cute.  Even the very youngest children had fun gluing and sticking the tissue paper pieces to their rainbows.





What you need:

1 Paper plate, cut in half


tissue paper (assorted colors)

white glue

black construction paper

stapler (optional)

What to do:

1.  Cut an arch in the middle of your paper plate half

2.  Cut tissue paper into small squares

3.  Starting at the top of the paper plate, apply a line of glue

4.  Press tissue paper to the glue, either balling it up or placing it flat

5.  Cut a pot shape from the black construction paper

6.  Glue gold tissue paper or coins made from gold cardstock to the top of the pot

7.  Glue or staple the pot to the end of the rainbow

I had a ton of tissue paper squares leftover, so look out for another craft like this in the future! 🙂

**We have crafts every Tuesday starting at 3:00 p.m.  You can check out the craft that we’re doing, along with lots of other library happenings, on our Facebook page.  Be sure to join us next week!**



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