Saint Patrick’s Day is coming. The day where the Irish are Irish and the non Irish are Irish as well. I happen to be half Irish which makes the boys part Irish as well. I do not go all out and decorate the house as if it were Christmas when Saint Patrick’s Day comes, but I do like having a little something to hang on the doors. In lieu of hanging festive wreaths, I have been making canvases to hang on the doors for each holiday month and this month I helped the boys make a Saint Patricks Day Handprint Rainbow to hang on the side door.
Everyone I know is announcing pregnancies all of a sudden and I never thought twice how people might take me posting our latest craft with 6 handprints. To me it was straight forward that there are 3 boys with 2 hands each. I wondered why my mom asked why there were 6 handprints but figured she was getting old and forgot how to add. When I shared the picture to my Facebook feed and a friend said congrats is when I realized there are 5 people in the family, so some people thought we each painted a hand. I had to edit the description to say the boys used their hands. Good gravy I am not ready for a 4th baby yet.
I used my favorite supplies: acrylic paint, canvas, and Sharpie Permanent Markers. I painted the boys hands in ROYGBIV order from oldest to smallest, and pressed their hands onto the canvas to create the rainbow. You can see Michael was more into eating than art with the paint, but I still made a rainbow. Once the handprints were dry (in about an hour) I used the sharpies to draw the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, complete with date written using white out!