Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Magically Shrinking Lucky Charms

 Maddie has been so excited about 'Leprechaun Day' so when I spied this Easter tree at Target's Dollar Spot I knew there was a craft in our future!

We broke out my ridiculously large collection of Sharpies and some Shrink Film that I have had tucked away forever.

I traced a few St. Patrick's Day figures onto the film and then Maddie set to work coloring them all in. We ended up with 3 leaf clovers, 1 4 leaf lucky clover, a rainbow, a few leprechaun hats, and a pot of gold!

I took care of the baking which always seems like a fail to me. No matter what I do they always seem to curl up and I have to rush and attempt to flatten them. Oh well.

I made sure to punch holes in each charm before they were baked and then we finished them off with a bit of festive baker's twine so Maddie could hang them from her tree.

I think they all turned out just adorable and I know Maddie will be eager to redecorate her tree for Easter!

6 comments:

Maegan said...

How cute! We do an Easter tree too, guess it's almost time to get it out! She did such a good job with her coloring, aw so cute!

Happy Day!
Maegan :)

Bri0213 said...

That is adorable!! I think my daughter would LOVE to do something like that. Thanks for the idea :)

Audrey said...

That's a fun kid craft idea! I imagine the tree could be useful for pretty much every holiday....hmmm.I will have to file this away for future use. :)

Michelle said...

This is so cute, I will have to look for the Easter Tree during our next trip to Target. Thanks for sharing :0)

Morgan said...

That's super cute!

Elle Belles Bows said...

FUN and way too cute too! Great job! Kerri