I love making four-leaf clovers! What’s more fun than a colorful four-leaf clover? St.Patrick’s Day is a very fun holiday to celebrate with children. They love the fantasy and the magic. They love to hear about tiny little people who find gold and search rainbows. What’s not to love about those stories? There are lots of lessons that can be incorporated into those fun make-believe lessons too! You can teach math, colors, letters, any number of things can be integrated right in! Today I’d like to incorporate colors. This colorful four-leaf clover project uses Do A Dot Art Marker Rainbow, 6-pack (Find more info at this link).
This project will reflect positive and negative aspects of art.
To make your colorful four-leaf clover you will need a shamrock, or four-leaf clover cut out of card stock or heavier paper. Place that shamrock in the middle of the paper with a small piece of tape on the back so that it won’t shift while the children paint.
Here’s where the color instruction comes in. You can ask the children to pick up a specific color to start with. If you want to teach rainbow colors and order you can start with red. Have them make a border around the shamrock with red Do-A-Dot painters.
Continue on with each color to make this colorful four-leaf clover. If you are practicing rainbow colors you would choose orange next. This colorful four-leaf clover project will also help them establish a sense of equality to their work trying to make each color similar in size. The more they fill in the white space the prettier the picture! However, the younger the child, the less space they will probably fill in.
When you finish with the colors and the page is completely filled you can remove the shamrock. The children will be amazed at what they find in the middle!
Hope you enjoy making these colorful four-leaf clover pictures. They will be sure to be a hit and a beautiful decoration for your home!
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