Happy St. Patty’s Day from The Kangaroo Forest! Keep your kids occupied today with these fun St. Patty’s Day crafts and activities:
Leprechaun with Pom Pom Beard
What’s something you associate with St. Patrick’s Day? Well, leprechauns, of course! Your child will love this leprechaun St. Patty’s Day craft. Here’s what you’ll need:
Construction paper or cardstock (specifically green, black, and gold)
Colored pencils or markers
Orange pom poms
Using scissors, cut out the shape of your leprechaun’s head and ears. Attach these pieces together using glue. Now that you have created the head, use colored pencils and markers to create facial features. Take a pair of googly eyes and attach them to the face using glue. Set the head aside. Take a sheet of green construction paper and cut out the shape of your hat. Then, take a sheet of black construction paper and cut out a long rectangular piece. Using glue, attach the black rectangular piece to the base of the hat (above the rim). Now, take the gold construction paper and cut out a 2” square. Place the square in the center of the black strip and attach using glue. You may now attach the hat and head using glue. Last, line the “chin” of the leprechaun’s face with orange pom poms to form a beard and attach using glue.
A Fingerprint Shamrock is one of the easiest St. Patty’s Day crafts, especially for younger children. You will need the following materials to complete this craft:
Place a piece of copy or construction paper in front of your child. Using a pencil, guide your child in tracing the shape of a shamrock. Go over the tracing with a green marker. This tracing will serve as a border for your child’s fingerprints. Now, choose one ink or paint color and apply a thin layer of the color to your child’s thumb. Have your child create several sporadic thumbprints within the border of the shamrock. Reapply ink or paint as necessary. Clean your child’s thumb and repeat the process with other shades of green until the shamrock is full of prints.
Leprechaun Hat Planters
Another quick, easy craft that requires very few materials would be a Leprechaun Hat Planter. You will need the following materials:
A small planter or pot
Gold glitter cardstock
Begin by coating your small planter or pot with two or three layers of paint. Once the paint has dried, take your roll of ribbon and trim a strip that is equivalent in length to the circumference of the planter. Next, take your gold glitter cardstock and cut out a 2-2.5” square. Create the buckle for your hat by placing the square in the center of the ribbon and attach using glue. Wrap your buckle around the planter and seal both ends to the planter with glue.
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