St. Patrick’s Day Toddler Crafts

15 Mar

1. Tissue Paper Shamrock Mosaic

shamrock

I just free-handed a shamrock. Then I used a glue stick to make the entire shamrock sticky.  Glue sticks work better because there’s no drippy mess and it dries fast, yet it stays sticky enough for the duration of the craft.  Next I showed Wee One how to tear the tissue paper and stick it down.  He was seriously confused. Like, you want me to rip this? On purpose?  But after some affirmation, he got down to business. Apparently it takes Herculean strength to rip tissue paper.

And yes, Perfectionist Mom, you must resist the urge to fill in all the gaps that the kiddo misses…however, feel free to point out where they should stick the next piece.  I mean, if it were completely up to them it’d be stuck the to the table, their hair, the cat…

2. Rainbow Dot Color Match

dots

I used a 12″ x 12″ paper in each color.  I cut a wide strip (about 1/3 the size of the paper), used a 1 1/2″ circle punch to cut out dots, then taped all the strips on top of 2 sheets of white 12″ x 12″ paper.  I didn’t even have to give directions, he was slapping dots into the spaces, yelling “Dots!”.  My intention was to glue the dots in place, but he was having so much fun placing them then moving them around that I gave up on the glue.  He gave up on trying to match colors, and made a beautiful work of art instead. Whatever.

3. Stickers and Dots

One pack of $.97 St. Patty’s Day stickers. One piece of paper. One ink pad. One pencil. Lots of fun.  Have you let your kiddos do the pencil stamping yet?  It’s very fun (for kids and adults!).  Just dip the pencil eraser in the ink pad and stamp away! Easy. Fast. Classic.

Enjoy your weekend! And don’t drink too much green beer.

4 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Toddler Crafts”

  1. ahealthyhappyhome March 16, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Love these ideas! I’ve done the tissue paper shamrock before when teaching preschool but had completely forgotten about it! Our house has been taken over with stickers lately! That’s his reward when he goes on the potty and now we are drowning in stickers!

    • Ashley Niehaus March 16, 2013 at 9:07 am #

      Matthew currently has a sticker in his hair! It’s a “peppercon hat” (leprechaun hat).

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