Things We Like: St. Patty’s Day Crafts

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Make the best of your St. Patty's Day with these easy and creative leprechaun crafts! My kids had a blast making them, and this mama was excited to find all of the materials without having to leave the house. Better yet, you can make all of them in five steps or less!

Leprechaun Spotting Binoculars

Need help spotting leprechauns? I know my kids are anxious to find one! Create these nifty binoculars by using recycled Juicy Juice boxes (or toilet paper and paper towel rolls) and you’ll find him in no time!  juicyjuice.com/activity/leprechaun-spotting-binoculars

What You Need:

  •  Juicy Juice boxes or toilet paper rolls
  • Green construction paper
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • String
  • Tape
  • Glitter Glue or paint

Instructions: 

Gather your materials. 

Next, take empty Juicy Juice boxes (or toilet paper rolls will do!) and unfold the tabs on the bottom and top. Shape Juicy Juice boxes into a cylinder. (We had to cut across the top and bottom for the tabs to poke out). Measure the length of construction paper you will need to cover the tubes and cut the length you will need; be sure to leave a little extra paper to tuck into the ends of the tubes. Tape the ends down inside the tubes and the long edges.

Now it’s time to decorate your tube with glitter glue or paint! Eva went to town with the paint! Have fun with it! Now cut the pipe cleaners  to the circumference of the tube’s ends, shape the pipe cleaners to the ends of the tubes and tape or glue (be sure to cover the ends of the wires). 

Finally, tape your beautiful binoculars together side by side. Now, create your binocular string – measure the length to comfortably fit around your little’s necks, punch holes in the binoculars and tied the string to keep it secure. Now find your leprechaun!

 

Lucky Leprechaun Craft

We had so much fun with this one! The kids enjoyed making their own creations and dressing up for some creative photo ops! juicyjuice.com/activity/lucky-leprechaun-craft

What You Need: 

  • Colored construction paper
  • A washable glue stick
  • A pen or washable marker
  • Tape
  • Wooden craft sticks (we used Popsicle sticks and they worked great!)

Instructions: 
Gather your materials.

 

Sketch the basic shapes (I used black paper to draw out the pot of gold, and yellow for my gold.) Get creative with it! Will, my 8 year old, got really creative and made his very own leprechaun! Cut out your shapes after sketching and place the shapes that go together nearby each other. I glued our gold coins to the back of the black pot, or you can make a hat by gluing the buckle and band to the green top hat.

Now it’s time to attach the sticks so you can hold onto your creations! Lay a wooden stick or Popsicle stick on the back of each creation and tape it well at the top and at the bottom. If you need it to be more sturdy, add some extra tape!

Photo time! Take your fun props and have a ball! 

Have some more juice boxes leftover? Try this fun craft: juicyjuice.com/activity/lucky-leprechaun-juice-box

Find out more about Juicy Juice  and more activity and recipe inspirations at juicyjuice.com!

 

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of two. If you don't see her writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.

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