With St Patricks Day round the corner I thought that making a card to celebrate would be a nice opportunity for me and The Toddler to mess around with some paints. ‘Making’ is his current favorite thing to do (other than being Batman, obviously) and with the weather being less than 100% at the moment this was a great indoor project that we could do.
My original plan was to do some potato printing onto some paper. Look, I made a really cute stamp and everything. If you do choose to do potato printing I highly recommend drawing your image first onto the potato before you start cutting as its a bit trickier than you’d expect! Also its handy to dry out your cut potato on a bit of kitchen paper before you paint as this will help it to carry the paint better.
However The Toddler, being three, did not appreciate my plan for this St Patricks Day card and instead decided that he would use the stamp to ‘paint’ with. “Up and down Mummy!” I’m fairly certain that at one point he was also using it to draw directions to the local soft play. He has attempted this before!
If your toddler is also likely to want to spread some paint around then you could try printing out our free shamrock template and they could decorate that. You could then cut it out and stick it onto a card.
I’m not a huge fan of forcing small kids to do art how I think they should do it, so we had a slight change of plan here. We waited for the paint to dry and then cut shamrock shapes out of it instead. Out comes the ever faithful glue (“Yay! Sticking!” Big hugs.) and our card is finished. Actually, I think I rather like it this way.
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