Craft with kids for a lucky St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day kids crafts make the holiday extra fun. Whether you’re looking for pots of gold or trapping leprechauns, crafting with kids is an enjoyable way to get in a festive, St. Patrick’s Day mood. In addition to being a fun way to spend an afternoon, many of the actions involved in crafting, like cutting and gluing, are fantastic for developing fine motor skills. Shamrocks and leprechauns rule the St. Patrick’s Day décor, and we’ve rounded up four fabulous crafts for little ones.
Welcome leprechauns to your home with a rainbow
Paper tubes reign supreme in the crafting world, and the Paper Tube Leprechaun Hat from hello, Wonderful is a colorful, simple craft for children. Kids can cut and glue with very little help from parents on this one. Let them make several and string them together like a holiday banner or over a doorway.
Stamping keeps kids’ hands busy
Pretty Prudent has another toilet paper roll craft your little ones will adore. DIY Four Leaf Clover Stamps can be used all around the house during March. Older kids can help make the stamps, or mom can make them and hand them over to little ones for stamping. Let kids make St. Patrick’s Day cards for grandparents or keep them busy during mealtimes with “tablecloths” made from butcher block paper.
Holiday snacks deserve a special place setting
Set out little treats for your little leprechauns with the Leprechaun Hat Treat Bowls from One Dog Woof. Make the bowls with your kids one day, without telling them what they’re for, and leave them out the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Fill with candies or other trinkets, and watch their eyes light up when they see what the leprechauns left them.
Embrace glitter for St. Patrick’s Day crafts
Break out the glitter and create these St. Patrick’s Day Mini Top Hats from Squirrelly Minds. Glitter gives many moms pause, but there’s something about holiday crafts that makes a little glitter mess more tolerable. Glue and glitter can make preschoolers smile, and a few advanced preparations — like an oversized plastic tablecloth you can toss when you’re finished — will set the stage for a clean-up to make moms smile, too.
If you’re in the mood for more glitter crafts, see some of our favorites.
Prefer your crafts glitter-free? We have some favorites without glitter, too.
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