It’s March. What in the WORLD happened to January and February? Despite the fact that this winter has been taking forever and the long, dark days seem interminable, I cannot believe the first two months of the year are gone.
Springtime is on its way, and the first hint of its arrival is St. Patrick’s Day! Having spent a semester of law school studying in Dublin, I am a big fan of all things Irish (including a Guinness . . . once in awhile). I am also a fan of keeping my kids occupied in that afternoon stretch after nap time and before dinner, so one afternoon I helped them make Pot ‘O Gold Windsocks to celebrate the upcoming holiday.
Anyway, this project is really easy for the kiddos and doesn’t require any fancy supplies. Here’s what we used to make our windsocks: (1) small ice cream bowls (any paper bowl or tin can will work); (2) glue; (3) tape; (4) yarn or string for hanging; (5) multi-color tissue paper (streamers or ribbon will work, too); (6) St. Patrick’s Day stickers; (7) black and yellow construction paper; (8) plastic gold coins (I found ours at Joann Fabric and Crafts); and (9) optional = adhesive glue dots.