This post is sponsored by The Pencil Grip, Inc. for Kwik Stix. All opinions are my own.
As crafty as I am, I don’t always love to do crafts with my kids. They are always begging to do things, but I have a hard time dealing with the mess. I feel like I have to hover over them, making sure they don’t plop their arm in the paint or spill a cup of water. It’s a pain, and I know I’m not the only mom who feels this way. When The Pencil Grip, Inc. asked if I wanted to try their new product called Kwik Stix, I got pretty excited. Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint inside of a stick, which eliminates the mess, but still gives you the look and coverage of paint. Such a great idea! We used them to make this really fun paper plate rainbow St. Patrick’s Day craft. Be sure to keep reading because I’ve got a GIVEAWAY for you this week too!
So, I’ll admit that I was a little bit skeptical at first. I’ve tried other types of paint markers for kids, and I thought these would be the same. These are totally different though! They go on smooth and opaque and have the feel and texture of regular paint. You can use them on paper, cardboard, wood, and even canvas! All Pencil Grip products are on sale at The Pencil Grip website and on Amazon.com.
To make this St. Patrick’s Day craft you’ll need:
- Kwik Stix
- clover template
- a thin paper plate
- cotton balls
- green construction paper
- yarn or string
Cut your paper plate in half.
Paint arches to make a rainbow on half of the plate.
My kids loved using Kwik Stix, and I loved that I didn’t have to worry about a mess. I didn’t have to protect their clothes, and they are sitting over my white carpet! *gasp!* No cups, smocks, brushes, or water needed!
Cut out the center of the arch that did not get painted.
Cut four pieces of yarn in varying lengths and glue them to the back of the plate. If you want faster drying time, I suggest using a glue stick or even some tape.
Cut a bunch of clovers out of green construction paper using the template provided. You can either do this ahead of time or have the kids do it. Fold the paper like an accordion to cut more at a time.
Glue the clovers on the string using a glue stick. Use two clovers for each one and sandwich the yarn in between.
Pull apart two cotton balls and glue one to each end of the rainbow to make clouds.
That’s it! Such a great St. Patrick’s Day craft for the kids.
We taped them up on the sliding glass door, and they look so pretty!
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