Thursday, March 11, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Kids Crafts

Pot of Gold


5-6 yellow or gold pom-poms
Yellow ribbon 1/4 inch wide
Small baby food jar
M&M's, Skittles® or other colorful small candies
Start by gluing the ribbon around the skirt of the lid. Tie ribbon into a bow. Next glue on the pom-poms to the top of the lid. Fill the jar with candy. To give as a gift attach a card that says I'm Irish! or Pot of Gold for You!


One half foam ball
6 Pipe cleaners-red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
3/8 inch beads-red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
White quilt batting
Hot glue  and glue gun 
Gold pom-pom balls
1/4 inch Yellow ribbon
Let the kids string the beads on the pipe cleaners matching the colors. Glue the pipe cleaners on to the ball in the shape of a rainbow. Put the white batting on the foam ball to form a cloud. Glue this in place. Tie a bow out of the yellow ribbon and attach to one side of the rainbow. On the other side of the rainbow glue in place the gold pom-poms.
Shamrock Tee
This simple and fun finger painted tee will get your wee-ones ready for St Patrick's Day and the wearing of the green. They are lots of fun to make.


Cardboard-cut up box
Paper plate or a piece of tinfoil
Ruler and pencil
Fabric paint Green
Med point Sharpie marker
Start by cutting the cardboard the size of the shirt and sliding it inside of the shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through. With a ruler or a straight edge write your saying in pencil. Put a small amount of fabric paint on to the paper plate or tinfoil. Have your child dip the tip of their thumb into the paint and then stamp the three leaves of the shamrock. Use a sharpie over the pencil saying. Make the stem of the shamrock with the sharpie. Add accents where desired with other sharpie colors.
Black Pot of Gold


Black index paper
Hershey's Kisses with almonds (they have the gold wrappers)
Green ribbon 1/4 inch
1/8 hole punch (if you do not have this small punch use a regular 1/4 hole punch and put two holes on each side instead of three.
Cut out the pot from black index paper. Fold on the doted lines. Punch three holes in the sides with the dotes. Lace the ribbon back and forth. Tie ribbon into a bow at the top on both sides. Fill with the pot of gold with kisses. The kids will have fun making these and giving them as gifts to their friend and teachers

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