For adults, the traditional St. Patrick’s Day festivities usually involve drinking green beer and eating corn beef and cabbage. But for kids, the holiday is more about getting creative with green clothes and accessories to avoid getting pinched.
Another way kids love celebrating the holiday? By getting in touch with their inner leprechaun and creating fun St. Patty’s Day crafts to get into the Irish spirit.
Take a look at these DIY craft ideas we’ve gathered in honor of the lucky holiday and National Craft Month:
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Reward your friends and family with this pot of gold that doesn’t require getting to the end of a rainbow to enjoy. After transforming your ordinary ceramic pot into a mini replica of a pot of gold, fill it with Rolo candies for a fun “gold” effect.
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Instead of spending money purchasing party favors, transform snack-size plastic bowls into charming leprechaun hats without breaking the bank. Just paint the bowls using acrylic paint and decorate them with cardstock and black ribbon.
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Your kids will have a blast mixing colors to create these easy-to-make clover cards. The cards are great for handing out to teachers and students along with a lucky treat inside. Remember to protect clothing and surfaces by supplying your child with a smock and craft tray.
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At first glance, these may seem a bit more challenging to make, but with the right materials, you can easily transform an ordinary glass cabochon into a lucky token that can be worn on St. Patrick’s Day or another other day you may need a little luck!
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Celebrate the arrival of spring, or as it’s often called, rainbow season, with these colorful wind chimes. Just paint five cans using rainbow colors, nest them together and voila – you have the ultimate wind chime to decorate your porch or garden.
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Christmas time may be the popular time for creating candy houses, but who says the magic can’t be used to make homes for little leprechauns? Similar to gingerbread homes, these little shacks are made from graham crackers, so there’s no baking involved. Use green and rainbow colored candy to give your homes a St. Patty’s day twist!
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Surprise your kids with these cute boxes that incorporate all the elements of the holiday: the color green, pots of gold and rainbows. To create the box, use a popcorn box; die-cut and decorate it with rubber stamps of rainbows and pots. For the handles, you can either use Airhead Rainbow Extremes or rainbow ribbon. How fun!
Which St. Patty’s Day craft will you and your kids be creating this year? Let us know in the comments below.