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Rainbow and Shamrock Crafts and Snacks for St. Patrick's Day

Rainbow and Shamrock Crafts and Snacks for St. Patrick's Day

It’s that time of year again! Time to break out your green gear and go searching for gold at the end of the rainbow. If you have been following us for a while, you may remember last year’s green and gold craft ideas. If you’re looking for even MORE fun crafts to do with your children or adorable snack ideas that would make a leprechaun jealous, we’ve gathered another great list for you this year.

Children's Crafts

Shamrock Mosaic

Paper mosaics are a fairly simple craft project, but they are a GREAT option for younger children that are still developing their fine motor skills. Beyond the benefit of being a fairly easy project for most children, paper mosaics also have the benefit of only requiring a small amount of supplies. Happiness is Homemade has a lovely guide to how you and your children can make your very own shamrock mosaics together this year. 

Rainbow Binoculars

If your children are going to go searching for leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day, they’re going to need their own set of binoculars. Obviously, we’re talking about the timeless toy that is toilet paper roll binoculars, but this craft idea has a great, holiday twist! If you would like to help your kids make their very own rainbow binoculars this March, head on over to Crafty Morning to get all the project details.

TP Roll Shamrock Stamp

For the parents that love teaching their children about printmaking techniques, a simple shamrock stamp may be a better use of depleted toilet paper rolls. Fun Crafts Kids provides all the details and will guide you through how to help your children make and use their very own shamrock stamps. They can even use their new stamps to create unique holiday cards for relatives, or decorations to hang around the house.

Rainbow Pasta Necklaces

Children love making their very own holiday jewelry, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. If you are on a budget, or just like to help your children think outside the box, we recommend these great rainbow pasta necklaces from Mommy’s Bundle. You can certainly buy already colored pasta, or pre-cut shamrocks, but if you’re looking for a truly diy experience, the guide will walk you through how to make all the supplies from scratch.

Shamrock Bookmark

We always love to bring you a cute diy bookmark idea, and this roundup is no different. Red Ted Art comes through again with another super adorable corner bookmark idea. Their walkthrough provides all the details to creating an extra cute shamrock bookmark using nothing but very basic supplies you probably already have in your house.

Pony Bead Necklaces

If your children already have an assortment of jewelry making supplies, then these pony bead necklaces may help provide them with some St. Patrick’s Day inspiration. Buggy and Buddy provides this simple guide to making these rainbow and gold necklaces. Because they are a fairly simple project, this is also a great option if your children want to make holiday gifts for their friends this year!

Shamrock Mandala Coloring Page

If you have older children that enjoy intricate coloring pages, then we recommend checking out these awesome coloring pages from Hattifant. The PDF pages are provided through Gumroad and, at the time we’re writing this, do not require you to spend a dime to get the designs. Of course, if you enjoy coloring the pages and want to provide support, we always recommend giving whatever you can to these kinds of talented creators!

Festive Snacks

Edible Rainbow

Snacks are also a wonderful way to incorporate holiday colors and motifs. This adorable idea from Finding Zest should inspired you child’s next meal time snack. It’s fairly simple and has something any kid will love to chow on.

Rainbow Water

Of course, if your household has any major dietary restrictions, this rainbow water project may be a better option. Because it only requires water and food color, this project from Happy Hooligans should be a safe part of any St. Patrick’s Day snack you may have planned. Just be prepared for some colorful surprises the next time you or your children use the restroom.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Finally, for the bakers out there, we recommend this incredibly clever cupcake idea. Lemon Lime Adventure has all the details in how to make a batch of these rainbow cupcakes. Obviously your kids will love them, but they’re so sweet and delicious, we’re sure you will enjoy them as well.

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