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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities

March 10, 2019
3 activities and crafts for your kids in preparation for St. Patricks Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and this is a really fun holiday for kids because the crafts and activities are easy and endless.  See below for 2 crafts and 1 activity I did with my kids that both enjoyed (age 1 and 4).  And if all else fails and this seems like too much work, just make a rainbow!

Leprechaun Trap:

St. Patrick's Day Crafts: Leprechaun Trap

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts: Leprechaun Trap

Supplies:

  • An old box, shoebox, or Amazon box
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Ribbon or string
  • Lucky Charms
  • “Trap food” (We used gold coins and Lucky Charms)
How to make a leprechaun trap for St. Patricks Day

Leprechaun Trap Step by Step

Instructions:

  1. Color, paint, or glue green construction paper on the old box.
  2. Glue popsicle sticks together to create a “ladder” (image above.
  3. Glue pieces of string on the opening of the box to create a “trap” (image above).
  4. Decorate the box with Lucky Charms and gold coins to “trick” the leprechaun into climbing the stairs and falling into trap.
  5. Place the ladder on the box and sprinkle Lucky Charms or “trap” food around the box the night before St. Patricks Day.
  6. Optional: the morning of St. Patrick’s Day – before the kids wake up – you can plant green feet around the box so the kids think the leprechaun came.  Or, you can purchase a small figurine and actually have him “trapped” in the morning.

Leprechaun Treats (for Friends):

Leprechaun treats for all your kid's friends

Leprechaun Treats

Supplies:

  • Lucky Charms
  • Plastic Ziploc Bag
  • Note or poem to classmates/friends (see poem below for what I included)

Poem:

T’was the night before St. Patrick’s Day

And all through our home

Not a child was awake

And nor was a gnome

Little did we know, as we slept

– Like we should –

a mischievous Leprechaun

Was up to no good!

Use these treats to catch the little man!

How to make leprechaun treats for all your child's friends

Leprechaun Treats Step By Step

Instructions:

  1. Have child scoop 1/2 cup of Lucky Charms into each Ziploc bag.  We made 25 for each child in my son’s preschool class.
  2. Have your child cut around each note to be placed inside each bag of treats.
  3. Insert note into the bag of treats.
  4. Hand out in class.  Bonus points if you include directions on how to make a Leprechaun trap (directions above)!

Handprint Pot of Gold

St Patrick's Day Craft: Handprint pot of gold.

Rainbow handprint pot of gold

Supplies:

  • Cardstock paper (holds up better than standard paper)
  • Rainbow colored paints
  • Cut-out shamrocks
  • Crumpled brown paper bag
  • Cotton balls
St Patrick's Day Craft: Handprint pot of gold.

Rainbow Pot of Gold Step-by-Step

Instructions:

  1. Paint your child’s hands rainbow colors.  I did the thumb as red, pointer finger orange, middle finger yellow, ring finger green, pinky blue, and his palm a pink-ish/purple.  Place handprint on paper.
  2. Draw a bowl shape onto a brown paper bag and have your child cut it out.  Crumple up slightly (to create a 3-D effect) and glue below cotton balls.
  3. Below the handprint and above the pot, glue cotton balls as the rainbow clouds.
  4. Glue green shamrocks around the paper.

HAVE FUN!

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