When my kids were younger, I used to have them make tie dye shapes that coordinated with the upcoming holiday. One of the shapes we use to make was a tie dye shamrock for celebrating St. Patrick‘s Day. They were always a big hit. Of course, once my girls reached the age of 10, they wanted to move on to something a bit more exciting (age appropriate).
You will need the following items to make your tie dye shamrock:
- Coffee filters
- An iron
- Food coloring
- An eye dropper
My sister loves to decorate her house for each and every holiday. She passed this love on to her children, who decorate their bedrooms instead of the whole house. One craft I suggested they make is a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath. The wreath can be hung from a bedroom window, or outside the bedroom door.
You will need the following items to make your wreath:
- Paper plate
- Construction paper
- Hole Puncher
We all like things that are free. Free is good. Free means no money taken out of my wallet. If you live far away from a major urban center or simply do not have a lot of time to spend on art and craft classes, the blogs of your favorite artists can be a great way to learn new techniques and organizational tips as well as become inspired.
Now that I have my Valentine’s Day crafts all planned out, it is time to turn my attention to St. Patrick’s Day. I like to plan these activities ahead of time because I homeschool my oldest daughter. I enjoy adding a few crafts into her lesson plans, and she enjoys the break from her book work.
The first craft I plan to make with my daughter is a pot of gold. This craft reuses an old flower pot and makes for a perfect gift for a parent, teacher, or friend.
There are lots of animals that can be constructed from hearts, but the butterfly is perhaps the cutest-at least that’s what my girls think. This craft is easy enough for toddlers, and only requires a few basic craft items.
You will need the following items to make your butterfly:
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Pipe cleaners
- School glue