I love to do crafts and have cute handouts and activities for church (and school, and friends, and - well you get the idea). I don't consider myself creative, but often use the help of others' talents. I decided to share what I'm doing for others just like me. It may be a link to where I found something or it might even be something *I* created. Right now I work as a paraprofessional at my kids' elementary, I am the Bear Den Leader, and teach those same boys and one girl every week in Primary.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hats and Rainbows - St. Patrick's Day

So I realized that I never posted what I did last year for St. Patrick's Day.  Probably because I was still finishing them as I was running out the door.  Then I figured why would you need to know right after St. Patrick's Day?  I'm working on several posts right now, but since this holiday is quickly approaching I will finish it first.  To see all my St. Patrick's Day posts go here.

I made these for the kids and their teachers:
I apologize for the pictures.  Just take note that the paint scrapes off easily after it has been sprayed.  It needs some time to dry completely so it doesn't scrape off.

I just purchased the small Glad Containers:
I laid them out on newspaper:
Carefully spray paint them green:
Let them dry.  Hopefully you have a few days to let them dry so the cure all the way.  
I didn't get pictures of the next step, but wrap black ribbon around the base of the hat.  I cut out the buckles with my cricut and gypsy using glitter yellow paper.  I like the black ribbon with the white stitching best.
After they are dry you can fill them with with treasure and rainbow (or favorite treats, or gold coins, etc).  I used Rolos and skittles: 
I put the Rolos in first like gold treasure and then covered them up with a rainbow:
I don't think that I did, but you could use one of the tags I have made previously:
Those printables are found at the link above.

For dinner I went with the rainbow theme:


Rainbow Balloons hanging from the ceiling in an arc.


Individual Rainbow Fruit.  I like the fruit rainbow I made better, but these are quick and easy too.


Rainbow Jello.  
I made each color one at a time.  I decided to pour them into glasses instead of a glass pan.  It is a lot of Jello to eat though.  It took a few days, but this way I only had to use a small box of jello of each color.



I topped the jello with a cloud of cool whip.



I didn't use this for St. Patrick's Day, but I wanted to try it out.  Put food coloring in the water and then add the pasta to cook.  Obviously the red dye works better.  The one thing I remember thinking was that I needed to add more food coloring, more than you would think.  I haven't tried it again, but it is kind of fun.

See Link Party page for parties I have linked to.

2 comments:

Jenna LaFevor said...

How fun! Love these ideas!

Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

Tiffany Bonvie said...

Love, Love, Love it! you have some awesome rainbow ideas! im def going to be using these for my daughters rainbow party! and maybe a few on easter! Thanx

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