I'm a hoarder. I admit it. If I think I can use something for a craft, I keep it, forever. Strangely I have no problem throwing it away once done, once it has lived out its usefulness. When I went downstairs to my craft area today, I had no idea what I was going to make. I decided I needed to use at least one of the many empty jars that I have collected over time. Here is what I found:
My middle child was at Cub-scouts, so I had to make this something for both my nine year old and my four year old. My middle child had actually colored the rice with food coloring and alcohol for an earlier school project and these bags were what was left. The colored pasta I purchased years ago. I also found a stray popsicle stick and a lonely wooden heart. And then there are the wiggly eyeballs. I have wiggly eye balls up to my eye balls, all colors and sizes. These are green. There is some orange glitter, craft glue, and scrap card stock in black and green.
C, my nine year old, was in charge of the leprechaun. He glued the eyes onto the heart and used glue and orange glitter for the beard. He made a freehand hat with the black and green paper and also used the green paper to make accordian arms and rectangular body. He then glued everything to the popsicle stick.
Once all the layers had been poured and the leprechaun was dry, he was stuck down into the pasta rice mixture.