I really wanted to get over here yesterday to share all of our St. Patrick's Day fun, but alas! I could not. So I'll share it all today with you. Do you mind?
Oh, good. I hoped not.
We spent some time getting ready for the holiday by doing crafts. The joys of homeschooling! No, seriously. I love doing crafts. When I have all the supplies. When we have some free time. When the baby is down for a nap.
We worked on two different rainbows that I found over at the Happy Home Fairy. Woot, woot! They were so fun and only a little bit messy.
First we painted half-rainbows on wax paper, folded the paper and pushed gently. Open it up and voila! A full rainbow!
Sam especially liked this craft. Anything with order and sequence (like rainbow order) is a song to his precious heart.
Maggers just likes anything with color.
*I didn't have freezer paper, like the website suggested, so I used wax paper and acrylic craft paint. Next time, I'll try it with freezer paper because the paint kind of caked on the wax paper a little. No problemo, though. The kids just added another layer of paint and it seemed good to go. The cool thing is that the sun shines through the wax paper because they're hanging on the back door. Uber-cool, my friends.
Judah just wasn't into this one so much, but he did do "Do-A-Dot" rainbows (kinda). He was a happy camper.
Have you tried these before? Pure awesomeness! I wish I would have known about these sooner. They're fantastic for the little guys (although my big guys like 'em, too.)
We also did Race-Car Rainbows. This might be my most favorite craft I've ever done with my kiddos. We dipped Matchbox cars into craft paint and "drove" them, making rainbows.
Even the girls loved this project!
But it was my boys who were really in their element. Judah loves anything to do with cars and his big brother feels almost as passionately as he does.
And you know when a craft project ends up with little hands looking like this, it's been a indisputable success!
The final result is an art gallery on my back doors.
Makes this Mama smile and sigh with pleasure.
Of course we had our traditional rainbow pancakes. I would have taken an "after cooked" picture, but my children got to them before I could. So a "before" picture will have to do.
Even though it's the day after St. Patrick's Day, we were still blessed with a gorgeous, stormy, "Irish-y" weather kind of day, complete with, yes you guessed it, a rainbow.
My God is so fun!
*PS You should really head over to our cooking blog, Smoochin' In the Kitchen, to see what we had for dessert yesterday. It was deliciously green. Ohmygoodness, ohmygoodness, ohmygoodness...