I needed to use up the rest of the leftover garden spinach herb wraps and decided to bake some tortilla chips to make nachos for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised to find a shamrock cookie cutter in my ridiculous stash (I never know what I actually have in there!) and knew I had to make shaped chips. This ... is my new obsession. =)
I cut out the rest of the tortillas I had with the shamrock cutter, brushed them with a little oil, and baked in the oven. I layered them with leftover chicken I warmed up from the night before, shredded cheese, avocado for a little more green, and sour cream. Yum!
The kids had friends in and out all day but I had time to squeeze in one St. Patrick's Day craft I came up with. With all that is going on in Japan and around the world, I wanted them to stop and think about how lucky they are. This Lucky Clover Patch is the same concept as a Thankful Tree at Thanksgiving.
We took a block of styrofoam and covered with green tissue paper. We fringe-cut two strips of green cardstock to adhere around the edges. The kids wrote down reasons they were lucky on cardstock shamrocks (I cut using an electronic cutter, but the kids can always trace a template and cut out themselves). We glued green toothpicks to the back and once dry inserted into the foam.
The rainbow was an afterthought because by this point in the day I was sick of all green and thought we needed a pop of color. =) I cut out circles in rainbow colors in descending sizes using Fiskars' Ultra ShapeXpress and circle template. I layered and adhered them altogether centered and cut in half. I used my cloud punch from the baby shower at the end of the rainbow.
I had to put the Wii clover in front because it cracks me up. =)