Monday, February 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Family Craft: Kids Handprint Clover Canvas

Hey y'all, this is Danielle from Busy Mom's Helper and I'm super excited to be here today! I'm thrilled whenever I get to guest post here, like back when I shared these Healthy Fruit & Veggie Gummies! Carissa's a great lady who I'm lucky to call a friend, and I'm a huge fan of her blog!

We're gearing up for the arrival of my mom (who lives 20 hours away) soon, and wanted to make a fun welcome sign for her. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I thought it'd be really neat to create one that included clovers and rainbows, and something special from the kiddos like this adorable St. Patrick's Day Handprint Clover!


  • 18x24 Stretched Canvas
  • Green crayon or color pencil
  • Green paper
  • Wood letters for text
  • Rainbow paint (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet)
  • Black Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Paint of choice for clover stem
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Step 1: Add color
Use the green crayon or color pencil to tint your canvas green. You CAN leave it white, but this made it a little more added a little texture. 

Use your rainbow paints and black paint to color your letters. I wanted some rainbow, but doing all of them would have been overkill, so I just did LUCKY in bigger letters and rainbow. It helps to trace your lines on the letters with a pencil before painting, so you don't accidentally mix up the color order.

Step 2: Handprints
Trace your kiddos' handprints so you have 4 total (if you have more kids, just do multiple clovers) and cut out. Use the print as a leaf for a four-leaf clover. Hot glue them onto the canvas, then use green paint to 'swoop' the stem.

Step 3: Lettering
Place your letters how you want them on the canvas (so you can switch if it doesn't look right), then hot glue into place. 

Step 4: Enjoy
Allow to dry, then hang it up!

About the Author: 
Danielle is the crazy momma of four behind Busy Mom's Helper, where she shares all her adventures. Married to her best friend & fellow nerd, totally addicted to Dr Pepper & chocolate. Staying home with the kiddos keeps her busy but she loves squeezing in time to create through the ups & downs of life . Now, if she could just figure out how to eat a candy bar without having to share, life would be even more fabulous! Be sure to join the fun at

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