3 DIY Saint Patrick's Day Crafts

March 15, 2017

With Saint Patty's day upon us once again, we've put together 3 easy crafts for you to keep your kids busy on the big day!

Mosaic Paper Lucky 3-Leaf Clovers

 

Image and shamrock craft courtesy of Happiness is Homemade

This craft is super easy and fun! It doesn't require a lot of materials and it challenges kids to be creative. 

What you'll need:
  • Green posterboard or cardstock
  • Assorted paper in various shades of green. A mix of printed and unprinted works best! (Easily found at the dollar store or drugstore around this time of year!)
  • Kid's glue
  • Scissors
Directions:
  • Begin by cutting the assorted green paper into strips about 1/2 inch wide, then cut into squares. There's no need to be perfect!
  • Cut green posterboard into 3 leaf clover shapes
  • Use glue to attach the assorted green squares onto your clovers!
Leprechaun Popcorn

 

Images and recipe by Mom Foodie

This popcorn is super festive and definitely an indulgent sweet treat! 

Ingredients:
  • 1 full sized bag of microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup of green candy melts
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate candy melts
  • Green sprinkles
  • Green M&Ms
Directions:
  • Pop the popcorn according to package instructions and remove any unpopped kernels
  • Microwave the green candy for 40 seconds then stir, repeat in 20 second intervals until melted and smooth. (takes 1-2 minutes depending on your microwave)
  • Drizzle the melted green candy over of the bowl of popcorn and toss to coat. Toss the popcorn with hands until well-coated. Spread out onto a large serving platter.
  • Melt the white chocolate melts and drizzle over the platter of popcorn. Top generously with St. Patrick's themed candy sprinkles before the white chocolate sets.
  • Toss on the M&Ms. Allow the Leprechaun Popcorn to cool a few minutes before serving.

 

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Marshmallow Treats

 

 

Images and recipe courtesy of Show Me The Yummy

This recipe takes a family favorite cereal and makes it into a super yummy snack or dessert! This would be great to bring to a potluck.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 16 oz. bag of mini-marshmallows
  • 1 box of Lucky Charms cereal 
Directions:
  • Grease a 9x13 in pan with cooking spray (or two 8x8 inch pans for thicker bars).
  • Melt butter over low heat in a large pot
  • Once butter has melted, stir in salt and mini marshmallows constantly until marshmallows are melted
  • Once the marshmallows have melted, remove from heat and stir in cereal (gently, so you don't crush it!)
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and gently press in evenly. If you press too hard, you’ll end up with hard marshmallow treats- the goal is to keep as much air in as possible!
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
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