Irish Celtic Cross
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 4 and up.
Celebrate your Irish heritage and St. Patrick’s Day by making this pretty Celtic Cross. Made from recycled materials, it can really be considered “green”!
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What you'll need:
- Thin cardboard (cereal box, pad of paper, etc)
- Liquitex Basics Gesso or white acrylic paint
- Green and yellow acrylic paint
- Gold glitter glue
- Square green craft jewel
- White craft glue
- Paint brush
How to make it:
- Cut out pieces from cardboard using pattern.
- Place pieces on a piece of newspaper and paint all with one coat of Gesso or white paint. Let dry.
- Paint the circle piece yellow and the other pieces green. Let dry. Repeat with another coat if needed.
- Paint a layer of gold glitter glue onto the yellow circle. Let dry.
- Glue the cross together, three short pieces and the top, long piece as the stem. Glue cross onto circle, centering the circle in the mid-points of the cross.
- Glue the craft jewel to the center of the cross.
- Squeeze gold glitter glue onto the end of each of the four cross pieces (see photo).
- Let dry completely.
- Gesso is a craft medium or surface preparation for acrylic and oil paints and can be found in the art and oil painting section of your local craft store.
- To eliminate a few steps and make this a quicker project, use green and yellow craft foam or construction paper instead of painting on cardboard.
- If you don’t have glitter glue, you can use regular gold glitter by sprinkling it onto the yellow circle after painting on a layer of white glue.