Firefly Jar Craft for Mom’s

Mom’s you all are really amazing and this is the most adorable craft for a kiddo to give their mom.

I had to give it a shot, since just by staring at the original toutirial by Michelle at craftymorning.com I was gushing already at the adorableness overload. She adds a bow on the jars for the perfect cutsie touch!

I hope you too, find it super adorable! Go be crafty and get your kids hands in some paint. Enjoy!

You will need:

  • Printer (if you don’t want to free hand draw the jar)*
  • Blue card stock paper (or printer paper of the thickness isn’t important to you)
  • Yellow washable paint
  • Scissors
  • Black Sharpie
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Draw the outline of a mason jar and cut it out.
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Use a sharpie to draw on the rim. Next paint a large oval near the bottom of the jar.
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This is the fun part! Help your little out finger prints down to represent the lighting bugs glow. How cute his that! Important part is to let it FULLY dry.
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Get your sharpie to draw the lighting bugs in each of the finger prints. Now, write whatever fun message in the oval.

*Sweetly Scrapped has free jar printable’s. 

St Patrick’s Day- Visit from the Leprechaun

Happy St Patrick’s day! I take lots of joy in my job as a nanny. I’m grateful for the memory that children have to remind me of things that at times I blank on (I can’t be the only mom like that LOL). Yesterday was one of those days, when the 4 year old said “Remember last year, the leprechaun peed green in their toilet, leaving footprints and special chocolate gold coins.” Oh shoot! That’s right, the “Leprechaun” did do that last year! Oh thank you Jesus that sweet boy remembered the day BEFORE to buy me time to plan.

Welp, the Leprechaun visited today! He left a special letter, making note that he hid a three-leaf clover for the littles to search for!

 

My little reading the letter. Dirty nails provide proof it’s been a morning of playing outside in the warmer weather.

Snow is all melted this year so he didn’t leave any messy green boot prints around the house like last year.  But the hunt for the clover was even more enjoyable.

 

“Here!” the little voice said as he spotted the clover.

The three-leaf clover was so fun to make! Who loves origami?! Here is my picture tutorial, inspired by Noreen Doll’s three-leaf clover at crafty journal.com. They are made from three $1 bills folded into the shape of a heart. I followed Noreen’s tutorial.

 

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Face the dollar backside up. Fold up the bottom of the dollar 1/4 inch.
Fold the dollar in half, make a crease. Open it back up.
Fold the bottom right edge of the dollar in toward the center crease.
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Do the same on the left side.
Turn the dollar over, so Washington makes eye contact with you. Stuff is getting real now ;).  Fold the two center corners downward to line up with the top of the dollar.
Take the outer corners folding them, downward to line up with the top of the dollar as well.
The pointed edges each get folded inward. Do so, that the  points meets the other points from the corners of the dollar .

Voila! A beautiful heart.
 
In honor of this day I want to share a prayer of St Patrick’s, as this is my prayer for all of you today. We used this today to also tie in talking about God’s strength, power, and wisdom with the kids. Be safe, have a great St Patrick’s Day!

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Prayer For The Faithful 

“May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
– Against the snares of the evil one.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.”