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Friday, February 24, 2012

Faux Tie Dye Shamrocks - A St. Patrick's Day Craft

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The Lil Divas and I have grown fond of our faux tie dye decorations.
They are so easy, festive & fun.

After doing our snowflakes and hearts, 
I knew we had to make some shamrocks for our windows.
Be prepared because we will definitely be doing these for each holiday -
LOVE it!

The Lil Divas are getting more and more creative with their designs.
It's awesome because the more you mix up those dauber dots -
the more fun your pattern is! 

We never know what we will end up with until we open it up -
it's a surprise every time! 

What You Need:
coffee filters 
bingo daubers 
(we used green, lt. green & yellow)
we use these:

Note: you can also use markers & alcohol 
but the Lil Divas like the bingo daubers

What To Do:
1. Cut out a shamrock shape from the coffee filter - I did it like hearts
2. Fold - (see photos below)
fold in half - hot dog style
fold in half again - hamburger style
fold in half again so it looks almost like a cone
3. make your pattern - let the kids go crazy & see what they get!
Try folding it different ways and see how it changes your patterns.

Tip: Be sure to daub/cover both sides and really soak it 
so the color goes through all the layers.

4. Open it up and behold your tie dye pattern. 
5. Allow to air dry. 

We have some awesome patterns.
I'm excited about displaying these on our windows!




  1. Very cute! My kids love making these too!

  2. My kids love doing these to, and they are such a nice decoration for the windows! Thanks for sharing!

    1. yes! I love putting them on the window - they look fabulous!

  3. Cute! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this!

  4. Ohhhh I love these - very cute and very lucky also a great way to get a tie die effect. Will have to have a try at some.

    Thank you for linking to Kid's Co-op

  5. Pinned! We will be doing this! I've been looking for an easy/not too simple shamrock craft for my littles to do. Thanks for sharing!

    1. this is easy & fun - my girls love banging on the paper :) and then uncovering the design they made! I like that you can get such different looks. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I really think these are neat. I can't wait to try this with my girls. I'm pinning it!


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  8. Would you tell me about using markers and alcohol? Do you just use the markers and then paint the alcohol on top? Thanks!

    1. Hi Amber,

      here's a link with an easy how to -

      Hope that helps!


  9. What a cute craft! These turned out really nice, and look like fun to make for St. Pats day. Stopping by from TGIF link up. :)

  10. These are really cute!! Great craft for the book too. Thanks for sharing at AfterSchool.

  11. How fun! We should try these with our dot markers.

    Thanks for sharing with the Afterschool Blog Hop =)

  12. cute. I do this for other holidays in preschool- but we just use crayola markers and water in a squirt bottle. I have those dots- love the idea of that :) Thanks for sharing!

  13. VERy cool!! What a fun idea. And we already have everything we need. Thanks for linking up to TGIF - have a GREAT weekend,

  14. Super cool and fun! I just might have to do this with my girls! Thanks for linking up to Fun Stuff Fridays!

  15. I love these!! We will definitely have to give them a try. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!

  16. Oooh these are PRETTY. Just so fresh and Spring like.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  17. Love this project. I can't wait to try it with my preschoolers!!

  18. Well, well, well- aren't you cleaver? A simple, fun, and relatively mess-free craft! AWESOME!!!

  19. these will be great for my Kindergarten class! Thanks for sharing :)

  20. I made these with my class this week. They are currently hanging on our blinds and move sharing with the breeze. Thank you for sharing.

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