Doll Necklaces - a pretty easy craft to put together for the girls. We picked out the gold and green beads from Zoey's crafting stash and also the letters needed for the two dolls at the slumber party and the girls threaded them on some stretchy cord and they were done!
Zoe and Kit love their new necklaces! It's fun too that the two dolls have special friend necklaces now as well. So sweet!
I had exactly two of the beads that have the hearts on them...perfect!
Awhile back I had picked up a package of green shamrocks at my dollar store and I used those to create the doll's place-mats for the party.
Shamrock Doll Place-Mats - I cut a square of patterned green scrapbook paper (from the American Crafts collection from EK Success) and adhered one shamrock to the center of each square. I then stuck mini letter stickers on each mat spelling the name of the doll that it was for.
Up next was creating some mini St. Patrick's Day cards for the dolls to exchange.
Mini St. Patrick's Day Cards - This was perhaps the easiest of all the crafts! I cut some mini strips of green cardstock paper and folded them in half for mini cards and printed these adorable FREE mini St. Patrick's Day printables and just had the girls stick them together with glue sticks and then they wrote them out to and from their dolls.
Next up was more of a craft for the girls but they were thinking that it might serve as a decoration to entice the leprechauns closer so that we may better trap them...or at the very least get to see a glimpse of them!
St. Patrick's Day Jointed Leprechaun - Another easy craft...I printed the leprechaun here and then cut out all the pieces and adhered them to green cardstock. The girls colored the leprechauns and then cut them out. We poked holes at all the joints and added some hinged brads and they were done! They turned out super cute!
Here is a picture of Gracie's finished leprechaun.
I made some little black pots (for the gold), one for each doll using my Silhouette Cameo and made some fake "Lucky" money to entice the leprechauns closer to the dolls. The Lucky Bucks are so cute!!
Lucky Money - I printed the Lucky Bucks here. Cut them out and glued them and folded them over and was finished. They turned out super cute and are the perfect size for the American Girl dolls when scaled down in your printer settings.
I can't share a tutorial for this craft but I wanted to share it anyways since it's pretty funny and cute. I cut some little leprechaun beards using my Silhouette Cameo machine and looped some stretchy cord through it and each doll gets to wear one along with their dollar store hats. The girls kind of actually thought the dolls looked a bit creepy wearing them. :)
I think they just look funny!
Then to wrap up our crafting for today the girls each made a little bag to put all their little crafts in for when our sleepover is over. I got the bags at our dollar store and actually had them in my stash already so was just able to pull them out and get busy.
The girls just used stickers on their bags and were done.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our St. Patrick's Day slumber party fun!! We have a couple more fun things to share!
UPDATED to share a link to Part 2 of this post. Enjoy!