St. Patrick’s Day is on the way! For some reason, St. Patrick’s Day was always one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it’s because I am a redhead and I think I’m from Ireland. Maybe it’s because of the adorable St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids! I remember always having to wear green to school so no one would pinch me and well, that’s pretty much the extent of our childhood celebration of this holiday. But with the fun rainbows, four leaf clovers, leprechauns, and color green, there are so many more ways to use your imagination on this fun holiday. Even though it’s all pretend, it is still a lot of fun. We will be doing some awesome St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids at our house. Holidays are best celebrated with family and any holiday is a reason for crafting for my boys. Check out some of the great crafts for kids that my fellow bloggers have to offer. And feel free to leave a link to your favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids in the comments section. Have a GREEN day!
Easy Dot Art Shamrock Craft for Kids
Crafts are something that we all can agree on in this house. The boys are excellent about coming up with their own crafts, but sometimes they need a little guidance to get started. They love these Do A Dot Art! markers that Grammy gave to them and so I drew a shamrock (doesn’t have to be perfect!) and let them dot around it. The box says to only dot the markers, not drag them, so that adds another level of patience and skill to their crafting. They seriously use these for everything. We have made letters, their names, different drawings, and now these shamrock craft paintings. They turned out really cute!
Help kids realize that it does NOT have to be “perfect” and they can do whatever they like because it’s THEIR PICTURE! This is important to help them love art! These do a dot markers help with the mess, but they are not mess free, so make sure to remind kids “we only draw on paper” and to wear old clothes if you are concerned with staining. I have never had a problem with these, but that does not mean that they are stain proof! I know it takes a few washings to get it off of your skin!
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What fun craft do you like to make for St. Patrick’s Day?
I scoured the internet and some books for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day craft to make with the Captain the other day and I just couldn’t find any that were easy and engaging enough for him to do by himself. And let me tell you, this kid and his brother LOVE to do things by themselves and I am totally okay with that! So, I decided to do something simple and it’s what I like to call the Green Four Leaf Clover.
I printed off two copies of a four leaf clover coloring page I found online. I had inteded for Baby D to participate, too, but Daddy was home and he wanted to play with him instead, so this became Mommy & Son crafting time, which is perfectly okay!
I had the Captain cut out his four leaf clover. He loves cutting and it’s great practice!
Before I had all of my thoughts together, he had cut out his four leaf clover:
Next, I instructed him to “go outside and find GREEN things that we can glue on your clover.” Well, as luck would have it, we have these clover-ish weeds that grow abundantly in our yard so he filled his little bowl full of them:
But, then he tripped and they fell everywhere. So we had to start over. This was great because then he moved on to other green things in the yard and it became another lesson: sorting!!! I had him sort his green things when we got inside:
Then I told him that we were going to put glue all over the clover and glue the green things to the clover, to make it look completely green and beautiful.
I decided to make a clover alongside him and as I was tearing my green things and daintily adding them to my little dots of glue, he announced he was finished. Oh yes, I forgot about the patience of a four year old boy. OH well, it was fun and we learned some things along the way. And once again, crafting doesn’t have to be perfect!
And even Baby D came from playing with Daddy and was excited about our craft! This is the first time I’ve ever seen him excitedly pick up something green off of a plate and proceed to eat it. Whoops. Glad it wasn’t poisonous…