St. Patty’s Good-Luck Frog Craft + Drawing Project | Iowa City Cedar Rapids Moms

Good-Luck Frog Craft

 

Did you know in some cultures frogs are symbols of good luck?

They believe that in Japan, and the Romans believed that to have a frog would bring good luck into the home. The Irish, on the other hand, consider the frog a close relative of the leprechaun, and thus very capable of playing tricks on you.

Let’s play the odds and make this cute St. Patrick’s Day Good-Luck Frog!

 

Materials:

  • Toilet paper tube;
  • Craft sponge or brush;
  • Twine (any color);
  • Washable kids’ paint;
  • Googly eyes;
  • Construction paper or light cardstock;
  • Scissors;
  • Multipurpose glue.

 

 

Instructions:

  1. You’ll start by painting the toilet paper tube using a sponge or brush. Let it dry for a few minutes and add a second coat of paint if needed. When it’s completely dry, paint the inside of the tube (just a small part in one of the sides) with red paint.
  2. While you wait for it to dry, draw frog legs on your construction paper or cardstock, cut them and set them aside.
  3. Glue the other side of the tube, making it a bit flat. You can paint a few spots on the frog’s “back” using a different color if you want.
  4. Cut a piece of twine and glue one of the tips to the inside of the tube where you painted in red. You can add a “bug” to the other tip to pretend the frog is eating the bug. Here I made a paper lady bug and glued to the twine.
  5. Finally, glue the legs and add the googly eyes. Your frog is ready!

 

 

St. Patty’s Day Drawing Project

Looking for ways to celebrate St. Patty’s Day at home this year? We asked Kathy Chattoraj, owner of Future Picassos, to share a fun project for kids of all ages—see below! Older kids can use these to draw their own and younger kids can simply color in the template.

To learn more about Future Picassos popular free online classes, click here. 

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