What better way to teach kids about the Trinity as Saint Patrick did using the Shamrock! This mobile has one Shamrock for each person of the Blessed Trinity along with a fourth Shamrock for a picture of all 3 persons representing the One Triune God.
What you will need:
2 Green Pieces of Construction Paper or other Green Paper (per mobile)
2 pieces of white card stock/color printer (or print at printing shop)
Bottle of blue and/or Glue Stick
4 craft/Popsicle sticks
About 7 ft of green ribbon (or as show here florist tape)
1.) Print out the file below on white card stock (2 pages with enough images for 3 mobiles, it will take 2 pieces of paper).
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2.) If using construction paper, print out one page of the Shamrock pattern below and trace out on your green construction paper, four shamrocks for each mobile. Two should fit on one page. Then cut out traced shamrocks.
If using a paper that will fit in your printer, print 2 copies (per mobile) onto your green paper stock and then cut out shamrocks.
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3.) Glue 3 of the crafting sticks/ Popsicle sticks into a triangle and then glue the 4th down the middle of the triangle. Set aside and let dry. Once this drys color both sides with a green marker.
4.) Next glue the picture of the father, son, holy spirit and the whole picture of the Blessed Trinity on their own individual shamrock using a glue stick or bottled glue if you have no glue stick. Punch a single punch at the top of each shamrock using a single hole puncher. Tie a ribbon about 24 inches long to the shamrocks that have the individual persons of the trinity on them. One the shamrock with the Triune God tie a 18 inch ribbon. Tie the longer ribbons to each corner of the triangle piece (after the triangle is dried well). Then tie the shorter shamrock inside on the craft stick that goes through the triangle. Tie another 12-19 inch piece of ribbon on the middle craft stick in the opposite direction, this piece will be what you hang your mobile up with.
Feel free to add glitter to your shamrocks or dip your triangle piece in glue and then glitter for some extra shimmer. Also the foam shamrock stickers they have out would go beautifully along the ribbon parts. Get creative and please share pictures of your mobiles by leaving a comment with a link on this blog! May you have a blessed Saint Patrick's Day, remembering the true reason for this holy day!