Rainbow Wand Craft

This rainbow wand craft is delightful! It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day, PRIDE, birthday parties, party favors, and just plain whimsical play right at home. See how easy it is to make!

Happy March!

When I was a kid in New Jersey, I swear March really did come in like a lion and out like a lamb, like “they” said it would. I don’t really know when that changed, or IF it changed at all. Maybe it’s all just perspective. I can remember that first warm enough day for short sleeves, though, when the college girls would be sunbathing outside in tank tops. Heck, I STILL do that, but with sunscreen, and often during a weirdly warm day in January or February. Sometimes in New England we have to turn the heat on in MAY. I have high hopes every year that March will take away all or some of the painful stings of winter.

And if not? We always have rainbow wand crafts. Aren’t they delightful?

Most people know I’m quite delighted by rainbows. I think they’re pretty much everything to me – in terms of mood, photography, sprinkles, and especially in the sky. As a kid, I’d be the first to notice rainbows each time. Now I’m happy that Des does – we get them pretty often around here, and even sometimes during weird balmy March weather. We don’t know if our March will hold blizzards (possible) or rainbows (possible) but when in doubt, make rainbow crafts. ‘Cause they rock.

Rainbow Wand

Materials:

Craft paint
Paintbrush
Thick white card stock or cardboard
Glue
Glitter in rainbow colors
12 inch wooden dowels
Ribbons in rainbow colors
White paper
Pencil

Instructions:

1 – Begin by drawing a rainbow shape onto a piece of white paper. You can draw it to any size that you would like to form the base for your wand.

2 – Cut out the rainbow and trace it onto a piece of thick white cardstock or cardboard.

3 – Cut out the rainbow shapes from the white cardboard.

4 – Use a paintbrush to paint on a thin layer of glue to the very inside layer of the rainbow. This will be where you apply the first color of glitter in your rainbow.

5 – Sprinkle red glitter onto the thin glue semi-circle on your cardboard rainbow. Knock off the excess and set the rainbow aside to dry.

6 – In between coats of glitter, use craft paint to paint the wooden dowels in stripes of color. You can view the photos for reference on how to do this.

7 – Continue to add different layers of glitter to your cardboard rainbows, overlapping the glue onto each layer and creating a new thin layer of glue for the next color of glitter.

8 – Repeat this until you have covered the entire cardboard rainbow in glitter, allowing the glitter to dry in between layers.

9 – Once dry, glue a painted wooden dowel to the back of each glitter rainbow.

10 – Cut different lengths of rainbow colored ribbons.

11 – Use glue to attach different colored ribbons to the back of each glitter rainbow so that they hang down.

This rainbow wand craft is delightful! It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day, PRIDE, birthday parties, party favors, and just plain whimsical play right at home. See how easy it is to make!

What is March like in your part of the world?

Thin Mint Shooters Rock My World

I promised you a celebration, and a celebration is going to happen.

Whether it's #StPatricksDay or not, these Thin Mint Shooters are sure to be a hit at any party! They are so delicious and easy to make. WOW guests. #recipe

And you may be thinking, “Well I came here, because I was told there’d be cake?” because that’s exactly how my mom operates. If she goes to a birthday party and they run out of cake, or serve it too early or too late, she remembers. She’s shrewd like that. I don’t have cake for you, but I have something I believe is even better – GIRL SCOUT COOKIES – and served in a brand new delicious way, no less! SHOOTERS! So get out your Girl Scout cookies, or order them if there’s still time.

Personally, I’ve been stockpiling Tagalongs, but they’re not part of this recipe.

Thin Mints

For the rest of this week, you will be visited by three Christmas St. Patrick’s Day/Beauty and the Beast ghosts. I like to tell people what to look forward to – because I hate surprises – so this is post #1. Tonight, post #2 will be a Beauty and the Beast recipe. Remember my Chip the Teapcup Treats? You can expect more of that! Then, tomorrow morning (or afternoon or evening, if I can’t get my act together) I’ll post Part 1 of our Magic Kingdom visit! Three fun posts to end your week.

Thin Mint Shooters

I’m ready for this week to end. We had a snow day, and then one of those magical mornings in which Des had a one hour delay, Scarlet had a two hour delay, and our town didn’t do a good job at plowing our roads. As usual, I’m overworked, underfed, and excited for my Thursday afternoon with Des. You could make this a virgin drink, and we all know I only drink virgin drinks, but I’ll let you make that call! Celebrations are celebrations, aren’t they? You choose your own adventure.

shooters

It’s a Choose Your Own Drink Adventure Day!

cocktail

drink

drink recipe

milk

And I always love a good Choose Your Own Chocolate Adventure.

Thin Mint Shooters

Choose Your Own Cookie Adventure?

Don’t forget to add frosting!

Ok, it’s time to turn THIS:

Into THIS:

Thin Mint Shooters

Thin Mint Shooters

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  2. 1/4 cup Creme de coca
  3. 1/4 cup creme de menthe
  4. 3/4 cup milk
  5. Chocolate frosting
  6. 6 Thin Mint cookies
  7. Optional - whipped cream

Instructions

  • 1. Apply a thin layer of chocolate frosting around each rim of your shooter glasses
  • 2. Pulse the thin mint cookies in a food processor until they are fine crumbs
  • 3. Pour into a shallow bowl
  • 4. Dip each shooter rim into the thin mint crumbs, covering the frosting completely
  • 5. Chill for 10-15 minutes
  • 6. Place 5 to 6 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker
  • 7. Add all of the ingredients into the cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake
  • 8. Strain and pour into each shooter glass
  • 9. Serve immediately or add whipped cream and additional cookie crumbs
  • 10. ENJOY
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Thin Mint Shooters

Whether it's #StPatricksDay or not, these Thin Mint Shooters are sure to be a hit at any party! They are so delicious and easy to make. WOW guests. #recipe

Whether it's #StPatricksDay or not, these Thin Mint Shooters are sure to be a hit at any party! They are so delicious and easy to make. WOW guests. #recipe