Shamrock Pancakes

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For breakfast this morning, I thought it would be fun to make something festive for breakfast. I had seen several blogs with shamrock pancakes recipes, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. My girls were thrilled to have such fun, tasty panckes and ate them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No joke!

My Pancake Recipe:

3 C. flour
2 1/3 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
2 1/2 C. milk
2 eggs
1/3 C. butter
1 banana
1 tsp. vanilla
Several drops of green food coloring

Heat up electric skillet to 325 degrees. Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix in milk, eggs, butter, banana, and vanilla until smooth. Add in drops of green food coloring until you reach desired color. Spoon mix into squeeze bottle. You may need to make the hole of your bottle larger by cutting off the tip. Squeeze pancake mix onto skillet to make shamrock shape by making 3 connecting hearts and a stem. Let cook until the bubbles in the pancake pop and stay open. Flip the pancake and allow to cook for a few more minutes until golden.

Saint Patrick’s Day Hair Barrettes

Shamrock hair barrettes

My girls love holidays and all things girly, so I thought it would be fun to make them some simple hair barrettes for Saint Patrick’s Day. The best part is, I used things I already had around my house. Don’t worry if you don’t already have all of the supplies, buying them would be inexpensive.

Saint Patrick's Day hair barrette supplies

What you’ll need:

Self adhesive foam sheets in dark and light green
Hair barrette
Green tulle
Green glitter or nail polish
Scissors
Pencil
Shamrock printable coloring page, I used this one from Super Coloring

Steps:

First, resize the shamrock on the coloring page to 2 different sizes that will fit you hair barrette. Then print and cut them out.

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Next, trace the larger shamrock on to the backside of the dark green self adhesive foam sheet.

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Then cut out the foam shamrock.

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Repeat this process with the smaller shamrock on the light green foam sheet. Cut the green tulle into several small pieces. Remove the paper backing from the large shamrock and stick on the barrette. Bunch each piece of tulle slightly and stick them on the back of the large shamrock in a circle. You can stick the ends behind the barrette if you need to.

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This is how it will look when you flip it over.

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Stick the smaller shamrock to the front of the larger shamrock.

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At this point you can either trim the tulle so it is more uniform or just leave it wild. I did one of each.

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Finally, paint some glitter nail polish on the smaller shamrock and let it dry and you’re done!

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My girls loved them!

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