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Some fun and simple activities you can do with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day. Substitute other items if you don’t have what is called for.
St. Patrick’s Day Pot-of-Gold Windsock
Oatmeal box or plastic ice cream bucket with the bottom cut off
(done by parent)
Black paper or paint
Green paper or paint
Crepe paper or plastic tape in rainbow colors (non-adhesive)
Dark yellow yarn
Iridescent gold pompoms
Measure circumference of container. Divide by 3. Using this number to punch three holes (1/2″ from the top) equal distance around top of container.
Paint container black or cover with black paper.
Decorate container with painted or cut-out shamrocks.
Cut 2 feet strips of crepe paper or plastic tape.
Staple these strips to the bottom of the container (side opposite of the holes you punched).
Glue pompoms around the top.
Cut three 18″ lengths of yarn. Tie a piece of yarn to each hole. Grasp the yarns 8″ from the top.
Fold the top yarn in half making a loop. Wind an extra piece of yarn around the base of the loop to secure it and tie the ends of this yarn together.
Leprechaun Toilet Paper Tube
Mark 1/3 of the way down from the top and paint green.
Create a hat band with black marker. Paint on a yellow buckle.
Paint bottom 2/3s pink.
Draw face on pink section using markers. Can use googlie eyes.
Glue strips of yarn to the back for hair or paint strands of hair.
Place tube in the center of cardboard circle and trace around.
Cut out center hole. Paint green. Slide circle over the top of the tube for hat brim. Glue. Paint brim green or cover with paper.
St. Patrick’s Day Potato Leprechauns
Cut the bottom off of a potato so that it sits flat.
Then cut the top of the potato off and hollow it out one inch deep.
Paint the potato green. Let dry.
Create face using beads, pipe cleaners and googlie eyes.
Fill top hallow area with soil. Sprinkle grass over and water. Keep moist.
Trace cookie cutter on a meat tray. Cut out.
Paint green. Let dry.
Glue on googlie eyes.
Draw a smile with the marker.
Apply glue to the edge of the shamrock and sprinkle with salt.
Use you imagination decorating your rock.
-create a face with googlie eyes, pipe cleaners and beads.
-paint on a shamrock, pot of gold, or rainbow.
-glue fake gems to it to make it sparkle
St. Patrick’s Day Pot of gold bowl
Smear bowl with Vaseline.
Dip paper strips in paper mache and wrap around bowl.
Paint paper bowl black or green and let dry.
Glue pom poms around the top.
Decorate with glued on clip art or stickers.
Fill with wrapped candies.
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