St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids Here are ten simple and easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids, using items you probably already have on-hand! 1. Colored Cereal Rainbow Necklace — Practice patterning, color recognition, and fine-motor skills with this simple activity using colored cereal. 2. Leprechaun Trap — Decorate your house as a “leprechaun […]

Potato Soup Mix In a Jar

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Looking for an idea to keep the kids busy AND have a finished useful gift they can make?? This potato soup mix is an easy homemade gift the kids can make, and it is delicious! It’s a great way to teach kids how to measure properly, and uses ingredients you probably already have on-hand in […]

Pantry Boredom Buster

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Emily kept herself happily occupied by crafting up several rainbow necklaces using a few items from the pantry — some colored cereal, and some cotton kitchen twine. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! To make the beading a bit easier, I added some tape to the end of the string (almost like a shoelace). Beading is […]

5 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

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1. No Mess Pot O’ Gold Craft — All the fun of crafting without the mess!   2. Capture those little thumbprints with a festive St. Patrick’s Day card!   3. Pillow Boxes — Save some empty paper towel rolls to make these pretty treat boxes.   4. Turn your walkway into a leprechaun trap […]

Kid-Made St. Patty’s Day T-Shirts

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Need some festive attire for St. Patrick’s Day?? This painted t-shirt project was so much FUN to do, and the girls were so proud of their shirts when they were done! They each painted a shirt for the other — so thoughtful! Also?? Did you know you can find green t-shirts at the dollar store? […]

Around the Web — Rainbow Crafts for St. Patty’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Are you getting sick of all the green? Here are some last-minute, fun (and frugal) rainbow crafts to help celebrate the holiday in a more colorful way! Visit A Little Bit Funky to see how to make this sweet rainbow t-shirt! This looks like A fun sewing project for all those […]

Easy Thumb Printed Shamrocks

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I love using the kids’ fingerprints in crafts! It’s a fun way to treasure their tiny fingerprints which will only be tiny for such a short time. Clara and I made some St. Patrick’s Day cards using her thumb print with a green ink pad to make a series of hearts which formed the shamrock […]

Weekend Rewind — Catching Leprechauns

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here! Here’s a festive and frugal activity Emily and I did last year, and it made our neighbors and letter carrier SMILE. Have fun!! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we thought it would be fun to lure some leprechauns into our house for good luck. Armed with a […]

Pillow Boxes from Cardboard Tubes

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Emily and I had lots of fun making these super-cute pillow boxes to hold little treats to give to her friends! They are made with recycled cardboard tubes — Yay for crafting with recyclables!! First, she painted cardboard tubes. We chose to use several shades of green paint for St. Patrick’s Day treat boxes! Once the […]

No-Mess Shiny Pot of Gold

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We are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day, and Clara loved making this pot of gold craft from gold foil chocolate wrappers! It’s a quick and easy no-mess craft! Added bonus — I’m giving you an excuse to eat chocolate!! Um… Did somebody say….. CHOCOLATE???? Nom, nom, nom…….. I cut out a black pot from […]

Catching Leprechauns

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we thought it would be fun to lure some leprechauns into our house for good luck. Armed with a pair of Clara’s old baby shoes and some colorful chalk, we made green footprints on the sidewalk leading into the house! Emily told me not to forget about the rainbow. […]

Quick Craft – Pot of Gold Suncatchers

For a super quick St. Patrick’s Day craft, cut out a pot from black construction paper, and place it on a sheet of clear contact paper with the sticking side up. Invite your little ones over to sprinkle tissue paper and gold foil confetti into the pot! We reused gold foil candy wrappers mixed with […]

Easy Four Leaf Clovers

These easy four leaf clovers are sure to bring a little extra good luck! To make your own, you will need, paper for the background, green paper, scissors, and green masking tape. Use the green masking tape to place the stems of your four leaf clovers on the background paper. Cut heart shapes from the […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Our day was filled with lots of green, and some of the first signs of Spring. We wore plenty of green… …and even ate green Jell-O. Awww… sisterly love! Spring is almost here! We enjoyed some frugal fun at the playground. This was Clara’s first real trip there! […]

Simple Shamrock Card

Earlier today we made simple shamrock cards using a potato stamper, and a paper bag. Emily really enjoyed this past activity so much, that we decided to try a slightly different version with shamrocks instead! Cool, huh? Who knew you could have so much fun with potatoes and paper bags? To make your own shamrock […]

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here…

It is starting to look like St. Patrick’s Day at our household, thanks to this cute rainbow suncatcher Emily and I put together! To make your own, you will need tissue paper in rainbow colors, clear contact paper, a hole puncher, black construction paper, gold foil (we used candy wrappers) and some yarn. Lay a […]

Shamrock Lanterns

Last night Emily helped make some Shamrock lanterns from empty baby food jars, tissue paper, glue (mixed with water), and some thin gauged wire. The white tissue paper almost looks like frosted glass. To make your own lanterns, cut pieces of tissue paper into squares. Mix the glue with water for a 50/50 mixture.  Invite […]