I'm a Mom of a preschooler. I love preschool. My kid loves preschool. Preschool celebrates EVERY holiday with a party. Don't get me wrong, I think its great that they celebrate every holiday with a party... I'm just usually the mom that waits until the last minute to do a Pinterest worthy craft so I don't look like the "hot mess" mom. If you are like me, then do I have a quick and easy solution for you!
Enter my Super Easy Last Minute St. Patty's Day Craft that you will have, ready to dazzle everyone, by Thursday's party...I promise!
How cute is this glitter fortune "cookie"? I've seen similar ones made out of various things like this one here, but I prefer the foam because you can make them bigger and they hold their shape. You can fill it with whatever you want, but I thought a rainbow of skittles and gold coins would be cute for the Luckiest Day of the year. I even included a little fortune, which reads. "Lots O' Luck", but yours can say whatever you want...be creative!
For this Super Easy Last Minute Project you will need:
- Glitter foam sheets (Mine came from Hobby Lobby)
- Pipe Cleaners (in matching color, or whatever since it's last minute)
- A bowl or something round to trace a circle with
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- A sheet of paper (for your fortune, doesn't matter what kind. I used computer paper)
- A writing utensil (to write your fortune)
- Candy or small toys(to fill your fortune "cookie")
- Cellophane bags
Ok, now that you have all of your stuff, let's get started. Plug in your glue gun.
First take your bowl (or whatever round thing you found) and trace the circumference on your foam sheets. My bowl is 7" in diameter. This is a great size for little preschool aged hands. I was only able to get one circle per sheet of foam. Cut them out when your done tracing.
Take your pipe cleaners and cut them slightly shorter than the diameter of your circle (I cut mine in half) and then carefully glue them to the middle of your circle (glitter side down). Don't burn yourself! Let them cool and leave the glue gun plugged in.
Then, with the circle laying flat and the pipe cleaner laying vertically, grab the sides to meet in the middle and fold the pipe cleaner in half. You may have to finagle it a bit, but they fold pretty easy and since you used your hot glue gun, they are pretty sturdy.
Once I fold mine, I go back and add a small strip of glue on the sides just to keep the candy from falling out. This is totally optional, but you've come this far, let's make it Pinterest worthy!
Write your fortunes. Fold or curl them up and stuff them in the "cookie" leaving a little sticking out. Stuff with candy and/or toys, put in cellophane bags, and tie with ribbon.
Done. Easy breezy. Take them to school for the party on Thursday and let everyone ogle in your amazing craft ability....I won't tell.