March is fast approaching; with that means thinking green. St. Patrick’s Day is a day we celebrate by wearing green, as not to get pinched; moreover, maybe we will have a little good luck fall upon us. Green is the air… so shall we decorate?
St. Patrick’s Day decorations are everywhere. You are able to buy them with any budget; however, making them with your children may prove more fun than you think. Do you have preschoolers who just want time with you? How about elementary aged children, who love to do hands on activities? Either way there are crafts you may want to do with them.
Preschool Aged St. Patrick’s Day Decorations/Crafts
Make sure you have lots of green, of course. Find a site online to print out St. Patrick’s Day themed coloring pages, and allow your children to color with you. Have scissors for you and your child to cut out the picture; using a glue stick, paste it to a piece of green construction paper. Hang on the refrigerator or wall for all to see.
You can also cut out shamrocks, from green construction paper, to hang around the house. If your child is used to handling scissors, you may want to get a little fancier with your shamrocks. How about tracing their hand on the green construction paper then, cutting the hand out. Do this four times and attach them together with tape or a green sticker.
Elementary Aged St. Patrick’s Day Decorations/Crafts
Make a picture to hang on the wall. Use green construction paper or if you want it larger use a poster board, cut out a pot from black construction paper, using Froot Loops (or any store brand) place each color one row at a time coming out of the pot to make a rainbow. Use the yellow Froot Loops to make the gold coming out of the pot.
Cut rectangular strips (about 3″ by 1″) of white and green construction paper, and then use them to make a chain. Take the white strip of paper and staple it together to make a ring, put a green strip in the ring and staple it into another ring, continue until your chain is the desired length.
Another great idea for a centerpiece would be to dye carnations green. This process is not very hard and a fun way to add a splash of green. You may want to place them in a vase or a St. Patrick’s Day mug with shamrock cut out of green construction paper.
Whatever you choose to do, for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration make sure you add a few of these or other crafty decorating ideas to your to do list. Not only are they fun, but inexpensive also. Think green and decorate the same.