St. Patrick’s Day Toddler Craft

March 15, 2017

One thing that I want to do as a mom is to make holidays really fun and magical for my children.  I just think that they are a great excuse to make memories together as a family.  My daughter is only 2, so I know that she won’t remember the things we do now, but I am hoping that by starting now, I will be in a good habit of celebrating the holidays (even the minor ones) when she is older.  I TOTALLY failed in this department for Valentine’s Day–although she did go on a special date with my husband.  But I wanted to find a cute and easy craft for us to do together for St. Patrick’s Day.

I found the cutest crafts over at the Crafty Morning blog.  I feel like the trick with picking crafts is choosing one that is not only cute, but one that a toddler can actually do most of (with my help, of course).  We ended up doing on with a pot of gold and a rainbow, and I think it turned out really well!  And she had THE best time.

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Disregard the red fingerprints that are clearly not where they are supposed to be… Actually, don’t disregard.  They are kind of adorable.

Here’s what you’ll need for this craft:

  • White card stock (I am attaching a document that has a pot of gold in the corner)
  • Washable Finger Paints
  • Gold Glitter or Confetti
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Adorable toddler wearing either just a diaper or one of your big, old paint shirts
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I always tape down a garbage bag for my daughter to do her crafts on.  Much easier to clean up.  PS I spy a cute little foot.

I feel like the craft is pretty self-explanatory.  But, just in case it’s not, you simply dip your child’s finger in the each of the different colors of the rainbow, and help them make a rainbow that is coming out of the pot of gold.  Then, you glue gold glitter or confetti around the top of the pot.  You can also add some 4-leaf clovers, again using your child’s fingerprint.

I must warn you that things may get a little messy…

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But, it will be oh, so fun!

And, your child may not be the only one who gets in on the mess…

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She pretty much thought that wiping paint on my face was the funniest thing in her life.  And her giggles were SO worth the mess.

So, if you’re looking for a fun, easy, cute–albeit, kind of messy–craft to do with your toddler to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this is the one for you!!!

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More about Shannon Packer

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Shannon Packer and I am married to my best guy, Jeff. We have a daughter named Adeline. I started this blog to keep our families updated on our lives since we have moved far away. But I will also be posting about parenting, life in general, and finding joy in the journey. Enjoy!

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