Growing up St. Patrick’s Day was never a big deal at our house; wearing green that day was as big as it got. This year my husband surprised me by suggesting we hide some “gold” (A.K.A. chocolate) coins for the kids. Not to be outdone by Daddy’s fun idea, I thought we would do a few crafts to prepare for the gold hunt.
The first one we did was super easy.
We made our own little Leprechauns using mini paper plates I found while cleaning out the basement and some construction paper.
I knew my daughter would like some fun curls for her girl Leprechaun, so I curled a few strips of orange paper. And, of course, cut out a bow for her hat.
Little guy was happy with his traditional (and easy to put together) boy Leprechaun. He had fun drawing the face after all the pieces were glued onto the plate.
My daughter is really in to drawing rainbows lately, so, of course, we HAD to make a rainbow with a pot of gold.
For this one I cut the colored tissue paper up into small squares ahead of time. Then I drew the rainbows on the paper for them, allowing plenty of space in each row for them to glue lots of colored squares.
Once they had their rainbows complete, they glued on the paper pots and “gold” (cut with a hole punch from an old gift bag).
I love how their individual tastes shine through in these!
Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day growing up? Do you do anything special for it now?
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What adorable St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas! I have pinned to my St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board. If you get a chance I would love for you to link your post and any other St. Patty Day posts up to my St. Patrick’s Day Linky party.
Thanks so much for pinning it!
I’d love to stop in and link up; thanks for asking!
cathi menter says
Peanut is a girl after my own heart! I am so going to do this with my little Hooligans.(notice the Irish reference)
LOVE the Irish reference! No one even notices if I make a pun or say something funny like that around here…. Sometimes I save it for my husband, who just rolls his eyes…
Chris Carter says
I will be lucky if I can find green anywhere in the house! Bad mom here!!! lol Your ideas are ADORABLE!! Love the rainbow!!! 🙂 Great idea from Daddy too!! Have fun hunting for gold!!
Oh, green is NOT my color! 🙂 I will have to hunt pretty hard to find green to wear this year.
I especially love the rainbow and pot of gold one! They’re all cute, though. 🙂
I think it’s my favorite, just because of the details my daughter added that are uniquely her. 🙂
Okay, I LOVE the footprint idea!
My husband was suggesting hiding the gold coins; we might just have to have little footprints to follow!
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I love paper plate crafts – this is great – thank you for sharing.