It’s March and I have the spring bug BIG TIME!!! Spring also means St. Patrick’s Day is almost here:) I dreaded St. Patrick’s Day as a kid….I am soooo not into pinching!!!! You are probably thinking “Then just wear green!”, right? Well I did…sometimes subtly and sometimes overtly…it never seemed to matter. There was this one boy who ALWAYS pinched me anyway. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized it was because he liked me. In elementary school, however, it was annoying and he pinched HARD. Now, as an adult, I love St. Patrick’s Day because it is ripe with Crafting possibilities. (Not to mention the fact that I love dressing my babies up for any holiday and they both look fantastic in green!!! It is also a great excuse for my husband to wear his lucky charms breakfast cereal t-shirt without getting greif about it from me.) There are so many super fun things to make and so many of them are very kid friendly.
My 2 year old has had a blast taking green hearts and decorating them with glitter to make shamrock cards for all the people she loves. These are super fun and easy. Just cut out 4 heart from green card stock, decorate with glitter glue or scrapbooking glitter, glue to the front of a card or make a folding cards out of card stock and and using a sharpy write something clever like “I’m lucky to have you” and you have an instant card. Simple and sweet.
I compiled a Pinterest Board of awesome Shamrock crafts. Here are some other examples of fun things to do with Shamrock…
I especially love the mixture of shamrocks and horse shoes in some of these crafts. The horseshoes are an extra little punch to the “lucky charm” theme. so many possibilities.