Sequin Rainbow Hair Clip

This Sequin Rainbow Hair Clip is the CUTEST! And it's easy to make. Surprise someone in your life for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Month, or make one together.

We find ourselves with another snow day!

I have to be honest – western MA is not having a record-breaking winter here. At least not Northampton. I think this is the third or fourth time that we’ve found ourselves in what our local weather nut calls “The Snow-Lover’s Triangle of Disappointment.” My family in New Jersey, and Cassidy’s family house in Cape Cod are getting hit way worse than us. So maybe we WON’T be stuck with kids in school in late June, when summer camp is already happening. That said, the kids are home with me today. Des is reading (or trying, anyway) himself Dr Seuss books and Scarlet is refusing to help me with photos for my blog. Luckily she has a few redheaded cutie friends who are more than happy to help model this amazing hair clip:

It’s really cute, isn’t it? You know I love St. Patrick’s Day and you still have time to make this! And if not, Pride MONTH is just that – a whole month. Also rainbows are every day and eternal. Never forget that. It’s rainbow season ALL YEAR LONG.

Sequin Rainbow Hair Clip

Materials:

Sequins in rainbow colors
White paper
Pencil
Purple craft foam
White school glue
Plain hair clip
Hot glue gun (optional)

Instructions:

1 – Draw the shape of a rainbow on a piece of white paper. Make it more of a blocky type rainbow, that will make it easier to fill in with the sequins. You also want to adjust the size of your rainbow according to the size of your hair clip. You can view the photo for reference on how to make a simple rainbow shape.

2 – Cut out the rainbow shape from the white paper.

3 – Using the rainbow shape as a template, trace it onto a piece of purple craft foam.

4 – Cut the rainbow from the craft foam.

5 – Place a thin line of white school glue along the outside edge of the craft foam rainbow shape. This is where you will place your first row of sequins.

6 – Starting with red, place the sequins carefully, one by one onto the glue line that you just made on the craft foam rainbow.

7 – Let the glue dry completely, and then repeat step six for each color of the rainbow until you have covered the entire surface of your craft foam rainbow shape with sequins. Be sure to let the glue dry completely before continuing on to the next row of sequins or they will slip and slide all around.

8 – Use glue to attach the plain hair clip to the back of the sequined rainbow. This is where you might find it more handy to use a hot glue gun if you like. The glue will dry much faster and will form a stronger bond.

This Sequin Rainbow Hair Clip is the CUTEST! And it's easy to make. Surprise someone in your life for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Month, or make one together.

Be honest. Would you steal this from your daughter and wear it yourself? (I would)

Magic Rainbow Rocks – The Coolest Project Ever

These Magic Rainbow Rocks are easy to make, and each one has a big surprise inside! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or all year long!

I had another epic weekend in New Jersey.

My sister was throwing Parker a second birthday party, AND my Aunt came up from Orlando to go to the party and meet the baby, AND my other sister is due with her baby any day now. AND I got to see all the cousins, except for the not-yet-born one. While there, my mom talked about a friend who said his favorite season is “The start of every single one.” And I can really get down with that one. Even with winter hate, the start of winter is pretty tinsel and light-filled. Scarlet then said, “Remember when my favorite holiday was St. Patrick’s Day? I think now my favorite holiday is every next one coming.”

I can get down with that one too.

I’m enamored with St. Patrick’s Day with its rainbows and gold coins. Lucky Charms and corned beef hash. Above all, the love and the light and the HOPE of this time of year. Even with a winter storm warning tonight. Even with a case of the Mondays. When we’re at my parent’s farm, we do projects. I don’t yet have photos from the amazing project my kids did with my mom yesterday – while I showered and read and generally relaxed – but I do have photos of another favorite project. You can do this all year long, but I’m feeling festive today. Let’s turn milk green and make Magic Rainbow Rocks.

Magic Rainbow Rocks

Materials:

Baking soda
Water
Vinegar
Bowls
Plastic spoons
Food coloring
Plastic gold coins

Instructions:

1 – Gather several bowls. We used disposable bowls, but you can use non-disposable if you wish. Using a plastic spoon, put 5 spoonfuls of baking soda into each bowl, one for each color you would like to make.

2 – Using the same plastic spoon, add 4-5 spoonfuls of water into each bowl with the baking soda.

3 – Mix the baking soda and water mixture well. You do not want the baking soda mixture to be runny. It needs to be on the dry side, but still wet enough to mold into a shape.

4 – Add one drop of food coloring to each bowl to create different colors of baking soda mixture. Mix well to distribute the coloring evenly in the mixture.

5 – If any of the mixtures in the bowls are too wet, simply sprinkle in some additional baking soda a little at a time until it forms soft crumbles that can be molded into shape.

6 – Place a little of one color of baking soda mixture in your hand and form a small flat pancake. Top it with a plastic gold coin, and then use another bit of the same color of baking soda mixture to cover the coin up, and form the mixture in your hand into a ball that is surrounding the gold coin.

7 – Repeat step 6 until you have magic rainbow rocks in each color you wish to make.

8 – Place the rocks on a tin foil lined plate and place them into the freezer for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight.

9 – When you are ready to use them, remove the magic rainbow rocks from the freezer, and let little ones drop them into a bowl filled with vinegar. They will get to see a magical reaction, and then a gold coin surprise will appear!

These Magic Rainbow Rocks are easy to make, and each one has a big surprise inside! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or all year long!

These Magic Rainbow Rocks are easy to make, and each one has a big surprise inside! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or all year long!

Would you make these Magic Rainbow Rocks?