Directions: In a small sauce pot melt butter over medium heat. Then, add water, sugar, and several drops of food coloring. Mix well and cook until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer for three minutes. In a large bowl pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir until popcorn is coated. Cool popcorn for 10 minutes. Eat and enjoy!
Supplies needed; Cotton batting, fruit loops, and glue
Assist children in making a fruit loop rainbow. Use small amounts of glue to hold fruit loops in place, if too much glue is used the fruit loops will begin to melt. For younger children, consider drawing colored lines to show them where to place their fruit loops. Next glue cotton batting at the ends of the rainbow to finish the ends.
Supplies Needed; Rainbow colored construction paper, scissors and a stapler
Cut strips of paper about 2" wide and 6" long. We used 5 of each color. Create a loop, overlap the ends, and staple over the ends. Thread each new paper through the previous loop, until finished.
Supplies Needed; Orange construction paper, rainbow colored paints, cotton balls, glue and scissors
Using your construction paper, cut out a pot shape, and paste it to the bottom corner of your paper. In the opposite corner of your paper paste cotton balls. Assist the children in using their fingers to paint rainbow colored lines from the pot to the cloud. We chose to add a sun to shine on the rainbow.
Supplies Needed; Rainbow colors and brown paint, white paper, colored pens, and a paint brush.
Paint the child's palm brown, and the fingers colors of the rainbow. Instruct the child to put their fingers close together. Stamp the child's hand on the paper and pull the hand directly upwards to make a clean and print. Allow the paint to dry, then add details.
Multi-media projects can be a lot of fun. Consider offering children an array of objects and ask them to create themed art. For this project, we offered fruit loops, water colors, construction paper, scissors and glue. We asked them to make a St Patricks Day decoration...
Supplies Needed; Paper plates, paints, green and yellow construction paper, a black pen and scissors.
Directions, assist children in cutting out a hat and a buckle shape using their construction paper. Next, paint the boarder of your plate to look like a beard. Allow the paint to dry. Once dry, glue you r hat to thew plate and the buckle to the center of the hat. Then assist children in drawing a face on their very own leprechaun.