Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate. I mean what’s not to love about corned beef and beer?
But moms and dads aren’t the only ones that can enjoy this festive holiday. Kids can too! It’s as easy as having Lucky Charms for breakfast and adding a little food coloring to make the milk green. Sound a little odd? Then try some of these fun and festive crafts with your kids instead!
Pots of Gold
You’ll Need: Skittles, Gold Foiled Candy (like Rolos), Mini Marshmallows, Clear Plastic Cups
How To: Start by placing the gold wrapped candy and the bottom of the clear cup. Add the Skittles in layers starting with red, then orange, yellow, green, and purple. Top with mini marshmallows. Make sure kids pace themselves when enjoying this treat. There’s a lot of sugar in those little cups.
You’ll Need: Fruit Loops, String
How To: Place the cereal on the string to make a necklace. This is a great time to teach kids about colors and patterns. You can use the orange and green cereal pieces to make a festive patterned necklace or even put the colors in order of the rainbow. Tie the ends of the string together and let the kids enjoy munching on the necklace all day.
You’ll Need: Green Tortillas, Lunch Meat, Cheese, Shamrock Shaped Cookie Cutter
How To: Kids not a fan of corned beef and cabbage? Try these Shamrock Sandwiches. Use the cookie cutter to cut out pieces of the tortilla, lunch meat, and cheese. Stack them to form a sandwich and enjoy!
Lucky Charm Treats
You’ll Need: Lucky Charms, Marshmallows, Butter
How To: This is a fun holiday take on a kid favorite, Rice Krispy Treats. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in marshmallows until melted. Add Lucky Charm cereal and stir until mixed. Pour into a 9×13 pan and press in place. Once the mixture hardens, you can use your shamrock shaped cookie cutter to cut out pieces.