We love to do crafts with items our of our recycle bin. One thing we enjoy doing with recycled items is painting cardboard (cereal boxes, shipping boxes etc).
For St. Patrick's Day, we created a Shamrock Scavenger Hunt game.
The idea for the game is to have multiple Shamrocks as clues, the first clue leading to the second etc. All the clues lead up to the "Treasure". It's similar to painting and hiding Easter Eggs!
For this craft we will need:
Green Paint w/ brushes
X-ACTO Knife Shamrock Cookie Cutter Treasure
First, we took a cardboard box and painted the inside green. The box was a little larger than a shoe box and had minimal mess because we painted the inside.
After the inside was painted, we traced the shamrock cookie cutter into shapes on the box.
I carefully cut out the shamrocks with an X-ACTO knife. The knife was easy to use and if it dulls, I found refills at Walmart, 5 for only $2!
After the cutting was completed, I wrote secret clues on the back leading the kids to the next place where a shamrock was hidden.
For the treasure I used spare change. After the game is complete, the kids can paint and dazzle the shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day.