DIY St. Patrick’s Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

 

This is a cute craft that you can easily make yourself for your baby or toddler or if you have a slightly older child, they can help you make this!

What you need:

2 sturdy paper plates

heavy duty tape

glue and/or washi tape

acrylic paint

Freezer bag

Scissors or xacto knife

Small toys/glitter/ tinsel/ plastic coins/bells/ beads, etc to go inside (visit the Dollar store and go crazy!)

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

1. Start by drawing the shape of a shamrock on one of your plates. Then cut the shape out the best you can. Using a Xacto knife will probably work best but because I couldn’t find mine, I used a small pair of scissors.

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

2. Paint over the outsides of both your plates (if you have kids that are helping, this is where they come in. Go crazy with the paint, add glitter if you’d like here as well.)

Note: If you decide to use glitter on the outside of your plates, I recommend sealing them with Mod Podge after the paint dries, otherwise you will most likely be finding glitter on everything for the next 6 months 😉

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

3. Once the paint is dry, cut your freezer bag so it fits inside the plate and tape it securely overtop of the shamrock shape. Make sure there is tape all around the edges so nothing will be able to fall through.

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

 

4.  Now add all your little trinkets!

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

 

5. Now seal the edges: I recommend using glue first to stick the 2 plates together. I finished it off with adding washi tape all around the edges because I love the look of washi tape!

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

 

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

 

DIY St Patrick's Day Toddler Shaker Toy Kids Craft

 

The great thing about this craft is that it is easy to make and it’s very cost effective. I have so much stuff left over to make more of these and I think I spent maybe $6 at the Dollar store. By using different shapes on the front and different colors of paint, you can make one of these for any occasion. This would make a great craft for all attendees at a birthday party to make and take home with them!

 

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About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: www.jessicaacs.com and www.outstandingminialbums.com

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