St Patrick's Day Placemat

Get the kids to decorate the table for St Patrick's Day with this pretty St Patrick's Day placemat in Irish colours. This paper weaving is fun to do and very effective.

St Patrick's Day placemat

You will need:

Sheet of green card
Orange and white paper

Instructions:

Fold the card in half lengthways. Cut long lines in the card about 1 inch apart and about 1 inch from the edge of the card.

Cut the paper into strips about 1 inch wide. Take a strip of paper and pass it under the card and then up through the first slit, down through the second and back up through the third and so on until you reach the other side of the card. Push it up so it sits as close to the top of the red card as it can reach. Repeat with a different coloured strip of paper, starting the other way, down through the first slit and up through the second and so on. Repeat until the card is full.

Laminating will protect your mat.