Bring the luck of the Irish into your house this St. Patrick’s Day with some of my favorite, easy craft and food ideas!
Pot of Gold Art
- Glue & scissors
- White, yellow & black construction paper
- Silver sharpie
1. Cut out a black shaped pot and yellow “gold” coins.
2. Glue the black pot and then glue on your gold coins.
3. Take your glue and make a circle in the middle of the gold coins and then sprinkle your gold glitter on to the glue.
4. Write Pot of Gold in the silver sharpie, and that’s it!
- White paper plate
- Orange paint
- Craft stick
- Black, green and yellow construction paper
- Glue & scissors
1. Cut out a large circle in the middle of your paper plate, big enough for your child’s face to fit inside.
2. Using the orange paint your paper plate and then put aside to dry.
3. Cut out a large hat shape from your green paper, then a wide strip cut from your black paper and finally a square yellow piece of paper with a middle square cut out inside.
4. Glue all those pieces together to make the hat with the buckle and then glue onto the orange paper plate.
5. Tape a craft stick onto the bottom backside of the paper plate and let your child hold it up to their face…a little Leprechaun!
- Green Banana Muffins: Okay, so you will just have to trust me on this one, but these are SO GOOD! They have spinach in them, so they come out green, which is fun, but the color can also put you off a little bit. Just taste them, and you won’t even notice that they’re healthy. All the ingredients are common. I found spelt flour at Whole Foods, and I used one real egg instead of doing the flax egg. It’s a great chance to get your kids to eat a healthy muffin by saying that it’s green because the “Leprechaun” made it that way! (P.S. It’s another recipe I love from Kristin Cavallari’s book.)
- Leprechaun Lunch: I loved this healthy St. Patricks Day lunch! You could also substitute in green beans, peas or another sandwich using the shamrock cookie cutter. Have fun with it! Your kids definitely will☺
- Rainbow Fruit Skewer: Take a skewer and stack a purple grape, a blueberry, a piece of kiwi, a pineapple chunk, a piece of an orange, and, lastly, a raspberry for a pretty, fun and healthy snack!