When my kids were younger, I used to have them make tie dye shapes that coordinated with the upcoming holiday. One of the shapes we use to make was a tie dye shamrock for celebrating St. Patrick‘s Day. They were always a big hit. Of course, once my girls reached the age of 10, they wanted to move on to something a bit more exciting (age appropriate).
You will need the following items to make your tie dye shamrock:
- Coffee filters
- An iron
- Food coloring
- An eye dropper
Follow these steps to make your tie dye shamrock:
Cover your table with some old sheets of newspaper. You don’t want the dye to stain the surface of your table.
Turn your iron on to low heat. Iron a few coffee filters so that they become flat. This step is really optional, but because the sides are ribbed I like to iron them down. This step should only be performed by an adult.
Draw an outline of a shamrock on each of the coffee filters so that the children can follow along the lines and cut the shape out.
Pour ¼ cup of water in a small bowl. Add 5 drops of green food coloring to the bowl. Mix together.
Suck up some of the colored water with your eye dropper and drip it over different spots on the shamrock.
Add 5 more drops of green food coloring to the remaining water in the bowl to make it a darker shade of green.
Use the eye dropper to add the darker green color to the shamrock.
Set the shamrock aside to dry before displaying on a refrigerator, or on a window.