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February 27, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap!

Have you ever wanted to catch a tricky little Leprechaun? Learn how to make a leprechaun trap and some tips and tricks!

Holidays in our house are a huge deal. We do something for pretty much every Holiday, my parents did it for me, so I try to make sure I do that for my little girl.

So, for St. Patrick’s Day every year me and my little one make Leprechaun Traps! This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft for you and your kids to do together. We treat it kind of like the Easter Bunny, we usually leave a small shoe or coat behind to make it look like she almost caught a Leprechaun, and he was impressed so he leaves her little presents!

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This is our Leprechaun Trap for this year! It was super easy and fun to make.

Here is what you will need for this St Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap:

  • A box (any kind will work)
  • construction paper
  • something shiny! (Leprechauns love shiny stuff!)
  • markers
  • Decorations for your box
  • scissors and glue
Step 1: Cut a hole in the top of the box (this is where the Leprechaun will get trapped! and cover the rest of the box with green construction paper.
Step 2: Add Directions to your box and cover the hole with a “rug”.  Add a Pot of gold (We used yellow construction paper cut out like gold coins) so when your Leprechaun will fall in the hole when he goes for the gold! Make sure you add a rainbow to your trap so the Leprechaun knows where to look for the gold!
Step 3: Don’t forget to add a ladder so the Leprechaun can get to the gold. Set it out the night before St Patrick’s Day and good luck!
Here are some Fun Facts about Leprechauns:
  • Leprechauns are Nocturnal, that’s why they are hard to catch!
  • Leprechauns love Rainbows, 4 leaf clovers, and of course Lucky Charms!
  • Did you know Leprechauns are despised in Ireland? In America, they are cute mischievous green elves, but to the Irish, they are nasty little creatures that wreak havoc!
  • There is nothing a leprechaun cannot fix! Have you ever had something start working again after it had been broke for awhile? You might just have a leprechaun friend!
Have you ever made a Leprechaun Trap for a St. Patrick’s Day Craft?

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March 17, 2013

St Patricks Day Centerpiece Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

I am a Mother and everything I do seems to revolve around my little girls and my Son. My oldest daughter’s birthday is March 17, 2013 and I always try to do something special for her and this year I am getting her and the 4 year old help me make a center piece for her party!

The step by step instructions for St Patricks Day Centerpiece are as follows:

Materials we used

  • 1 bag of mini snickers (Gold wrappers)
  • 1 bag of kisses with almonds
  • 1 bag of Rolos
  • 1 bag of skittles
  • Shamrock garland
  • Styrofoam
  • Vase
  • Hershey bars
  • Other candies for bouquet
  • Shish kabob skewers
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

First we cleaned the vase and allowed it to dry. Then I had the girls to take some of the snickers, rolos, and kisses and place them in the bottom of the vase. Once we had what we thought was enough to make the pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow we then opened the bag of skittles and dumped them in! Because the vase was a bit much bigger than I thought it was we had plenty of room left at the top so I used the garland to fill in the top. You could also use marshmallows here to make clouds but we opted not too because we were making a bouquet as the final piece. Next I cut a piece of Styrofoam to fit in the top of the vase to securely hold my skewers in place, Lesson learned I should have painted it to blend in with the center piece but I did not on this one. Now comes the part that an adult or older child will need to do. Take your Hershey candy bars and open the flap in the back, place a small bead of hot glue and then stick your skewers in place. Once you have the candy bar in place you can add a small dot of glue onto the flap to hold the flap closed. Once you have this you can start to fill in your center piece. I allowed my 8 year old to do this part with my supervision because the skewers have an extremely sharp point on one end. Once she had the candy in like she wanted it, we took the remainder garland and pulled it through the center piece to give it filler!

Above is a photo of my 8 year old holding her centerpiece that we will use at her party and then she gets to enjoy the treats and share with her friends.

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St Patricks Day Centerpiece Sweet Pot of Gold

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

My usual bonding time with my 6 year old son usually involves running around, playing basketball or other sports but this week I decided to do something different just like doing some craft for St Patricks Day. I asked him and he said that he loves coloring, balloons and sweets so we decided to combine it all together and make a St Patricks Day Centerpiece.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Materials:

  • Papers in white, green, black and yellow colors.
  • Sticks
  • Balloons
  • Ribbons
  • Chocolate Gold Coins
  • Green Candies/Sweets
  • Small Container

 

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

You can use any small container for this project. If you don’t have a green one, you can just wrap the outside part with a green colored paper. For this project, my son own a small green sand pail so we decided to use it.

Tie a black ribbon (black paper will also do) around the container. Add a small square yellow paper with cut out square inside to serve as a buckle design. The container will look like it has a leprechaun’s belt.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Draw a rainbow on a white paper. I traced the rainbow and then asked my son to add the colors. This is a great way to teach your little ones the colors of the rainbow.

Cut out the rainbow and glue a stick at the back.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Place several paper linings inside your container. In my project I lined it with black and green paper. Then I placed some crumpled black paper inside.

Add the rainbow.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Add balloons on a stick. I decorated it with some curled ribbons.

Place the chocolate gold coins inside.

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

Draw and cut out some shamrocks and leprechaun’s hat.  Then place a stick at the back of each. It will look nicer if you’re going to make them in different sizes.

Also, you can cut the sticks in different lengths so when you place them in the container your designs are of different heights. This makes it look more interesting.

Of course, to make the centerpiece sweet, don’t forget the treats. Place your sweets on a stick.

And you’re done!

St Patricks Day Centerpiece

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March 7, 2013

St Patricks Day Lucky Shamrock Sprouts

Lucky Shamrock Sprouts

Shamrock-sprouts

Isn’t this Shamrock Sprouts from Housing a Forest super cool? This is a  fun project that you can make with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day, not only will you have fun time doing this with them, you’ll also teach them how to take care of plants and cultivate their green thumbs.

For the instructions on how to make shamrock sprouts, check out Housing a Forest!

shamrock sprouts

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DIY St Patricks Day Shirt

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St Patricks Day Centerpiece Sweet Pot of Gold

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St Patricks Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap!

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Straw Hat Decoration for St. Patrick’s Day

Bring some Irish to your front door with this Straw Hat Decoration .

straw hat decoration

Everyone will be all smiles when they see your door decorated with this Cute Straw Hat Decoration for St. Patrick’s Day. The best part is all items can be purchased at the dollar store and assembled in less than 15 minutes. It is so much better than window clings also because it is simple to store and reuse for next year.

Straw Hat Decoration Supplies List:

9 inch straw hat

St. Patrick’s Day Headband

Pipe Cleaner

Googly Eyes

Black Permanent Marker

Hot Glue Gun or Tacky Glue  (Tacky Glue works best with kids but does take longer to dry. If you are using hot glue make sure to have something to press the objects down onto the hot glue or you will burn your fingers.)

19 inches of Ribbon for bow(width is your choice)

2- 8 inch pieces of ribbon for bow.

Green or White Pom Poms (amount is up to you)

Wire, bread ties or Pipe Cleaner (to create hanger for the back)

Straw Hat Decoration Directions:

  • Run wire thru the back of the hat. If you are using pipe cleaners you will need to glue them to back of hat.

Tip: If you you have a peep hole make sure you do it so you can still see out .

  • Next glue the 2 – 8 inch ribbon pieces onto the bottom of the hat and trim ends at an angle.
  • Fold the 18 inch piece of ribbon in half and using a pipe cleaner (or wire) wrap it around the middle to secure. Glue on top of ribbon pieces.
  • Glue on eyes  at top of dome of hat.
  • Draw on eye lashes with magic marker. (you can also cut black pipe cleaner into small pieces and glue on)
  • Glue on pom-pom(s) for nose
  • Take a small piece of pipe cleaner and make a smile glue under nose.
  • Cut off ends of the  head band to fit over top of hat and glue onto flat edge of hat above dome.

Hang up your Straw Hat Decoration for St. Patrick’s Day and Enjoy!!!

Special Thanks to Judy H. for contributing.

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