St. Patty's Day Nature Craft & Treasure Hunt:
Make your own Leprechaun Gold with DIY natural gold mica paint
Here's a great and simple activity to get outside, be in nature, have loads of fun and do crafts! March 17th is St. Patty's Day and what a perfect day to pretend to be a leprechaun OR hunt for a leprechaun. As you know, Leprechaun's always have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and according to legend if one is captured by a child, they will grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom.
After collecting round rocks and painting them with home-made, natural gold mica paint, they can be hidden all over the yard. Little one's can hunt for them or follow the trail of gold to lead them to a leprechaun!
You will need:
rocks, natural gold mica powder, glue, water
Step 1: Make Natural Gold Mica Paint
Mix 2 tsp. of glue (natural glue is great, white glue or make your own) with 2-3 tsp. of water.
Then add 1 tsp. of gold mica powder and mix.
Note: the 3 oz. packet of gold mica is about 40 tsp. of powder.
Step 2: Paint Rocks
Time for the Hunt!
NATURAL EARTH PAINT