Create Your Own Pot of Gold

St. Patrick's Day crafts to create with kids of all ages - build a rainbow mobile, a magic treasure box, make a groovy tie-die shamrock and more.

Grow Your Own Leprechaun  Pick up a few supplies, gather the kids and put together this unique craft.  Kids of any age will enjoy playing with dirt, mixing ingredients and then watching their very own leprechaun grow hair! The outside of a Styrofoam cup serves as the leprechauns face and hat.  This project will need to be watered periodically in order for the grass to grow. 

Rainbow Mobile  This project is one that can be made for St. Patrick’s day but enjoyed for months to come.  The bright colored streamers or ribbons used for the rainbow are sure to brighten any room.  Supplies for this craft are minimal and the mobile is simple to create.

Pot of Gold  Does your child want to give a friend a treat for St. Patrick’s Day?  Made with a baby food/small jar, this pot of gold can be filled with candy or small trinkets.  Top the jar off with a ribbon and pom poms.  The recipient of this gift will feel like they have the luck of the Irish.  This craft is perfect for a class of younger students.  

Groovy Tie Dye Shamrock Children will delight when they see their shamrocks turning shades of green, blue and yellow. Coffee filters and food coloring are the two most important supplies for this project.  Add a little water and voila a tie dyed masterpiece.  Feel free to use other colors then those specified in the instructions.

Magic Treasure Box  Looking to spend some time with the family and possibly start a yearly tradition.  Begin by telling your children the Legend of the Leprechaun; next, create this treasure box to leave on the windowsill.  Everything needed for the box is probably already in your home. Allow your kids creativity to flow as they decorate the treasure box any way they please.


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