Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your little ones with these incredibly easy and fun crafts!
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Make a Rainbow
Take one sheet of construction paper for every color in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) and cut them into long strips. Outline a rainbow on paper so that child one can glue each color in that selected area of the rainbow. Once the rainbow is filled in, have your little one glue cotton balls at one or both ends for the clouds. Kids as young as 18 months can help with this activity. Instead of having them glue many small pieces, cut the rainbow shapes out for them so they can glue one strip at a time (like the one pictured).
For this incredibly easy project you will need large size marshmallows, green paint, and paper. Take a large marshmallow and dip it into the green paint. Show your child how to stamp the marshmallow into the shape of a shamrock: two circles side-by-side, one circle in the middle above the two circles. Once the shamrocks have all been made, your little one can take a paint brush and draw the stems.
Magazine Heart Shamrocks
If you have old magazines laying around, have your child cut out hearts (in the same size) from the pages with all or mostly green on them. Then take those heart cut outs and glue 3 or 4 hearts to a piece of paper with the tip part in the middle. You can create three or four leaf clovers! It’s a fun way to recycle your old magazines, help your kids go on a scavenger hunt for the best green pages, and then cut it out. After you glue the hearts, you can cut out a long strip of green for the stem or draw one with a green marker.
Buy a normal box of vanilla cupcake mix and some green food coloring. Mix the cupcake batter as normal and then add 4-6 drops of green food coloring (depending on how deep of a color you’d like to have). Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the box and enjoy! Top with white vanilla frosting or add some food coloring for extra green colored cupcakes. These treats are perfect for dessert on St. Patrick’s Day or as a fun classroom treat for your little one to bring.
Hanging Rainbow Streamer
For this you will need string, white paper plates, cotton balls, and ribbon or streamers of your choice (in every color of the rainbow). Cut the paper plate in half and glue white cotton balls to the bottom side of the plate. Then on the other side where the plate was cut in half, glue the ribbon or streamers in order of the colors in the rainbow. Puncture a small hole at the top of the plate (circular part) and put the string through. Hang this fun decoration on your porch, in the window, on some trees outside, or in your living room. These hanging rainbows will brighten up any space in and around the house.