St. Patrick’s Day seems to be one of those more forgotten holidays. At least in my book. I wear green & that’s about as far as it goes. I plan to add to the St. Patty’s celebrations a little more each year. This year, for example, I want to try to eat “green” foods all day. Cause life is too short not to y’all! I’m a holiday gal through & through, commitment must endure!
I had an “Aunt Cathryne” day with my niece earlier this week (as seen on Instagram) & we always do holiday/seasonally related crafts. Her almost-4-year-old self is as obsessed with holidays as I am (probs my fault!).
So this week’s crafts were all about those lucky rainbows!
First, we made Froot Loop necklaces for adorning ourselves & also for snacking.
A self-explanatory, classic craft; but, a must for rainbow crafting! It’s just right for St. Patrick’s Day apparel & snack time enjoyment.
Bonus: Set up a make your own edible necklace bar for a movie night with little ones. Set up cereals, lifesavers, mini donuts, anything with a hole in the middle! This controls their snacking & provides a pre-movie activity!
I think she enjoyed this one!
Next up was pom-pom rainbows! We got to raid my colorful, pom-pom stash & glued them down in rainbow fashion. Some cotton balls were added in for the cloud fluff.
Find pom-poms in all the colors at your local craft store, or Walmart/Target. Arrange them, rainbow style & attach with a glue stick. This is a great way for kids to practice their rainbow colors! We had to add in pink to ours, of course.
This would be so cute in a gold frame for St. Patrick’s Day!
Lastly, were the magical sparkle stones, or lucky leprechaun pebbles…or whatever you want to call them! I’ve claimed that they lure in leprechauns! They seem to like to follow the sparkly rock trail. They’re perfect for setting a trap!
First, you must venture out into the wily wilderness to find your smooth stones! Once collected, gather up mod-podge, paintbrushes & glitter! I hear the leprechauns prefer green. We added in gold, pink & a tiny bit of rainbow for good measure.
Paint the rock with mod-podge, then shake on glitter/sequins. Let dry for a few minutes, then cover in another layer of mod-podge.
I hear the fairies are partial to these magical, sparkle stones as well. Maybe adding a handful to your fairy garden will catch someone’s eye!
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with any silly crafts or fun traditions? Please share!
PS- If you like these Rainbow Crafts, check out these 40 Rainbow Ideas!