I guess I’m just craving green and rainbows right about now, but I’m really feeling the need to craft things for St. Patrick’s Day. My family is pretty darn Irish (and my brother’s name is Patrick) so this is a holiday I celebrated growing up, but we’ve never done much for it with the girl. This may be the year that changes.
So, since I’ve been pinning so many St. Patrick’s Day projects I thought I’d save you the trouble and give you a bunch all in one place.
The button shamrock and rainbow from About Family Crafts are really cute and a great way to use some of your stash.
I am not much of an origami person, but these dollar bill shamrocks made out of hearts are really cool. (Via Crafty Journal).
This cute leprechaun hat from It’s a Fabulous Life is made out of an old plastic food storage container, because who doesn’t have a million of those lying around?
This shape leprechaun from Reading Confetti is really cute and it’s a great one for little kids to try.
Here’s a great roundup from Living Montessori Now full of St. Patrick’s Day themed ideas for playing with green playdough (the picture is via Fantastic Fun and Learning). And here’s a green sparkly playdough that I made a long time ago with Jell-o, and another green sparkly one made with my favorite recipe.
The girl is obsessed with dot markers, so she’ll love these do-a-dot printables from Gift of Curiosity.
My Life of Travels and Adventures has a cool assortment of St. Patrick’s Day sensory and activity trays; my girl would love the tape one (and here’s mine, if you missed it; I also did a green tray with playdough last year).
Every Star is Different has another great selection of Montessori-inspired St. Patrick’s Day activities including counting, math, reading, even places to travel in Ireland.
Creekside Learning’s painting a rainbow with marshmallows is a cute idea, and you could also do it with cotton balls if you’d rather not risk your kid eating a paint-covered treat.
These chocolate marshmallow hats from Frugal Coupon Living are adorable and edible!