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!


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