The dancing, parade, and Irish food all make St. Patrick’s Day an exciting event. With some fun crafts, show your kids how great this proud Irish holiday can be! From easy paper shamrocks to little leprechaun activities, get inspired by these kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day party ideas.
Hanging ShamrocksSt. Patrick’s Day decorations often focus on gold, rainbows and green. Find projects in line with your theme easy enough for kids to help make, like these hanging shamrocks from Hoosier Homemade. With a little luck, you might even find St. Patty’s themed paper in your local craft store. If not, you can always use scrapbook paper with patterns and colors that fit the occasion. For a colorful alternative, try this glitter rainbow craft from the blog Gluesticks.
Lucky Charms TreatsIt’s easy to give a St. Patrick’s Day twist to trusted recipes, like these Lucky Charms Treats from Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online. Instead of Rice Krispies, she used Lucky Charms for this recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make. While you’re busy prepping for the party, the kids can also whip up these Lucky Rainbow Necklaces made from Froot Loops and gold chocolate coins for party accessories they can snack on!
Rainbow CupcakesLet the kids taste the rainbow and a pot of gold with these cupcakes from Skip to my Lou! Place the cupcakes in individual boxes to make them easy to take home, as well as keep the rainbows and pots in place. If you have leftover Lucky Charms from your treats, try making some Leprechaun Bait with this how-to from Plain Chicken and give the kids something to look forward to when they get home.
Rainbow PlateKeep the kids entertained: Hunt for the pot of gold, make leprechaun hats and masks, or create rainbow chains. Group the kids into teams and have them create their own rainbows using party streamers and paper plates, as seen in Inner Child Fun. You can also combine science and fun by letting the kids create these colorful rainbow jars.
How will you celebrate the 17th? We’d love to hear from you!
Jennifer Lutz writes about all things home-related for the Christmas Tree Market blog.