St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

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Here’s a pretty front door decoration for St. Patrick’s Day, with steps that kids can help out with, too! This is a riff on a similar wreath we made for Valentine’s Day, and the inspiration for both is care of the ever-fabulous Hands on as We Grow.

To start, you’ll need a cardboard circle as the base. A pizza box would have been ideal, but I used poster board and hot glued two layers together for added durability, since we had no pizza in the house.

I then set out a plate of green paint along with squares of green and orange tissue paper (for the colors of the Irish flag). As I wadded up each tissue square into a little “flower”, I handed it to Veronika. Her job was to dip in the green paint!

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We made dollops of glue on the white wreath background and pressed down the flowers. She loved helping with the glue even more than the paint. I left a little of the white cardboard showing, too, as the third color of the Irish flag.

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While the glue and paint were drying, I also cut hearts from green construction paper. Three hearts taped together become a shamrock! These made a nice touch here and there on the wreath.

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Finally, I cut strands of orange and green ribbon and hot-glued onto the back of the wreath, then looped over the hook on our front door.

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Here’s wishing you the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day!

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