Thursday, March 10, 2011

Leprechaun Gold!

For every holiday our kids' schools have fun class parties where kids are encouraged to bring treats to share. However, the teachers ask that the treats be healthy. That's very admirable, but where's the fun in that? So with St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we decided to skip making a treat and instead make something fun (though non-edible) for the kids to share with their classmates: Leprechaun Gold! Simple, fun, and in the words of five-year-old Jack, "So Beautiful!!"

What You Need:
  • Smooth rocks
  • Gold paint (spray paint would be the easiest, though we used acrylic paint that we had on hand)
This is so easy! All you have to do is paint those plain old rocks gold! Depending on how dark they are, and how well your paint is covering, you may need to do two coats.

Be sure to get your "Leprechaun-In-Training" to join in the fun!

When ours were completely painted and dried, we painted on a tiny green four-leaf clover to each one.

Could a project be any simpler? And since we used materials we already had on hand, it was free! Doesn't get any better than that!
And we're sure the kids' classmates will enjoy their lucky Leprechaun Gold...although Jack is a little worried that leprechauns might try and steal it!
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  1. Next time my grandson Caiden is here I'm going to let him paint rocks, I think he will love it ! Thanks for the idea : )

  2. How fun!! I need to make some of this for Thursday!

    I'd love to have you link up at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! Stop on by and see what we're up to!

  3. SO CUTE!! I love your ideas!

  4. I did this for my kids and left the "gold" at the end of a treasure hunt. After my 8yo found his loot he promptly weighed it and then asked if I could convert grams to ounces. My husband told him last night as he was going to bed that gold is going for about $1300. My son thinks he has struck it rich! Now how to tell him it's not real...