Harry Wong
Dec 2017
Vol 14 No 4

Make St. Patrick’s Day Parade Shakers! Karen’s PreK Page

By Karen Cox

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Shaker

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In my classroom, we have made these simple St. Patrick’s Day shakers the past few years for our school’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.

To make a shaker, you will need paper plates, dry macaroni, stapler, masking tape, paper shamrocks, and green party streamer.

You will also need something for decorating the outside: we used liquid watercolor, but you could also use tempera paint or markers.

First have children decorate the back of the paper plate.

We glued a green paper shamrock on one half of the plate.

On the other half, children painted rainbows, shamrocks, or any other decorations they chose by dipping cotton swabs in liquid water and painting with the cotton swab.

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Fold the plate in half and staple the edges, leaving an opening.

Allow the children to scoop a handful of dry macaroni into the opening, then finish stapling the edges. Use masking tape to cover the staples and seal the shaker.

Attach pieces of green party streamer (about 6 inches) with tape.

Shake! Shake! Shake!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

More ideas for St. Patrick’s Day:

 Leprechaun Magic, Leprechaun Pudding, more!

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