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St. Patrick's Day Craft Ideas for Kids

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 170

Crafting is a great way for parents and kids to spend time together while creating some fun craft projects. Just about any time of the year is perfect for making crafts, and the month of March is full of opportunities to learn new skills and have fun at the same time. St. Patrick's Day is March 17th and there are very cute and easy ideas to make at home.

Basic Household Items

Kids, especially toddlers and preschoolers love to use art supplies to whip up a new project to display. Simple craft projects need not become an extravagant and expensive event since many of the St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids can be made using materials and supplies that most parents already have on hand. Household items such as paper plates, paper bags, cardboard tubes and egg cartons are just some of the recycled items that can be used in crafts with kids.

An Abundance of Ideas for March

The month of March offers many ideas for crafts and learning activities using common favorite icons like shamrocks, rainbows, kites and of course leprechauns. Depending on the age and skill level of the kids, an abundance of projects can be made. Taking a few minutes to look online for crafting ideas associated with March may provide the inspiration needed to get crafting.

Fun Time Together

Craft projects with our kids has simply always been a part of our lives, and as our kids are growing up we have spent a lot of quality time teaching our kids how to use their imagination to bring out the budding artist and crafter within. Our super easy and fun to make St. Patrick's Day Mobile was great fun for the kids and took no time at all to make. Most parents already have all of the materials and supplies required.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow and Shamrock Mobile

Craft Supplies You Will Need:

-uncoated paper plate of any size -green construction paper -white construction paper -crayons or markers -scissors -yarn or ribbon -glue stick

How to Assemble:

First of all, you may need some basic shamrock, rainbow and small cloud shapes, or simply draw your own and cut them out. I drew 3 shamrocks about 2 inches in size from green construction paper and 2 rainbow shapes about 2.5 inches in size from white construction paper. On the rainbow shapes I colored in rainbow colors with markers and then glued on a small white cloud shape that I drew and cut out of construction paper and then glued to the side of the rainbow.

The bottom of the paper plate will actually become the top of the mobile, so color the plate with crayons or markers, or perhaps poster paint if desired. Add any kind of decorations you may want to the plate.

Next, poke 2 holes on the top of the plate about 2 inches apart and around the rim of the plate about half an inch from the edge poke 5 holes. Pull a length of yarn or ribbon through the top holes for a hanger and tie yarn or ribbon to each of the 5 holes. Make small holes on the tops of each of your shamrocks and rainbows and tie to the 5 pieces of yarn. Hang up your mobile to display for St. Patrick's Day.

See an example of this St. Patrick's Day craft idea and find even more fun craft ideas for kids at Family Play and Learn.

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