St. Patrick’s Day


Hi crafting friends! I’m delighted to share a fun WEATHER snack today about rainbows and clouds! It’s a fun treat that kids can assemble themselves in under 2 minutes!

Rainbow Kids Snack

But first, let me introduce myself…I’m Kristen Duke, and I share the ideas in my head over at Capturing Joy. If you need photo tips, want to see my favorite family recipes, travel adventures, or check out our home tour, I’d love to have you! I live in Austin Texas and have 4 fabulous children and a handy husband that helps me with the projects in my head.
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Now, back to the rainbow snack. I altered an idea I saw from a kindergarten site, and got my girls involved in the process.

Here is what you need:

  1. graham crackers
  2. blue frosting
  3. marshmallows
  4. rainbow airhead

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I made them first, to make sure it all went as I thought it would in my head. I used 2 sizes of marshmallows for fun, you can just use one if you’d like.

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In order for the rainbow airhead to stand up, it helps to have a thicker layer of frosting, and putting the marshmallow clouds down first to “book end” the rainbow and hold it in place. I also trimmed down the rainbow just a touch so it wasn’t too long.

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My 6 year old daughter was able to whip hers together, easy, and she thought it was so fun!

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She loved the 2 sizes of marshmallows

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She also really loved eating her creation!

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If you’re talking about weather, or just want to make a fun snack with your kids, try out the Graham Cracker Rainbow Snack!

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Thanks for having me, Crafting Chicks!

I’d love you all to come on over and visit Capturing Joy, or find me on your favorite social media, I love Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!

Here are a few posts that I’ve shared that you may also like:

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17 St. Patrick's Day Activities and Crafts

17 St. Patrick’s Day Activities and Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun day at our house. My kids love the excitement of a mischievous little leprechaun, and of course the hunt for treasure is always fun! I enjoy adding simple things to our day, like green food coloring, and watching them go crazy over here. Here are 17 of our favorite St. Patrick’s printables, games, crafts, and activities to help bring joy and a little luck into your home!   These ideas are easy ways to make this holiday a fun one for your family.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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1. Lunch Set – Place cards, napkins rings, and bottle wrappers

2. Treasure Hunt Clues

3. Cupcake Toppers

4. Treat Toppers

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5. Lucky Bingo

 

6 Layer Rainbow Cake

6. Rainbow Cake

 

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7. Lucky Day

8. Lucky HedBandz

9. Don’t Eat The Shamrock

10. Pot O Gold

 

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11. Shamrock Soda

 

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12. Shamrock Lei

 

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13. Lucky Charm Notebook

14. Rainbow Treasure Hunt

15. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Tags

16. Leprechaun Trap

17. Green Scattergories

 

 

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Pot of Gold "Lucky" Coin Printable

Pot of Gold “Lucky” Coin Printable

Last year I shared these lucky shamrock free printable notes…and my kids loved them.  I was sneaky and added them to lunches and backpacks the week of St. Patrick’s day.

This year I’m sharing a sweet Pot O’ Gold free printable…just add a lucky chocolate coin.

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After printing the 8.5 x 11 sheet, cut out the mini notes (4 per page).  Using a sharp cutting blade, cut along the top of the pot.  Add your coin in the slit and tape on the back.

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Surprise friends and family members with these sweet little notes!
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St. Patrick's Day GREEN Scattergories *Free Printable

St. Patrick’s Day GREEN Scattergories *Free Printable

This year we’ve loved sharing these fun Printable Scattergories games.  We are excited to share our GREEN St. Patrick’s Day Version!  A great game for those St. Patrick’s Day Class or Family Parties, or just Family Home Evenings. Thinking about all things GREEN…from A to Z!

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To play Valentine’s Day Scattergories, set a timer and work as fast as you can to list a Valentine’s related word for each letter before the time runs out. When scoring, you get 1 point for every word that no one else chose for that letter. Highest score wins!

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Don't Eat the Shamrock!  St. Patrick's Day "Don't Eat Pete"

Don’t Eat the Shamrock!  St. Patrick’s Day “Don’t Eat Pete”

“Don’t Eat Pete” is a favorite game at our house!  We love playing it for family night.  I made a “St. Patrick’s Day Don’t Eat Pete” version to play this week!…Don’t Eat the Shamrock!

Sharing a free printable for you!  Print (8×11.5).

Directions:

Place one piece of candy (green m & m’s, & skittles are good ideas for candy) in each square of the “Don’t Eat the Shamrock” Sheet. Send a child away from the room and have the remaining children choose which Shamrock will be “Pete”.  Have the first child come back and begin eating the candy on each shamrock, one at a time. As soon as the child tries to pick up the candy that is on the “Pete” Shamrock, everyone yells, “Don’t eat my Shamrock!!!!” Let each child have a turn and refill the game board with treats.  Repeat this again and again!
This is also a great game for class parties, family parties, or Family night!  WE love it!

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Hey there Crafty Readers! It’s Sydney from Tastefully Frugal and I’m excited to be here again with you today sharing a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity. I remember as a little girl, when I would go visit my grandparents, my grandpa would always flip open the Sunday paper to the crossword puzzle and he wouldn’t leave the table until he finished it. I would sit there and watch him, and as I got older I would try to help him finish the puzzles.

Print your FREE St. Patrick's Day Crossword today!

From watching him do crossword puzzles I grew to love words, reading and writing. I used to try to find the longest word possible to complete a sentence; I wrote some pretty ridiculous papers in fifth grade. I am hoping to pass my love for the written word on to my boys as well. And what better way to learn new words then with my grandpa’s favorite past time; crossword puzzles.

Print your FREE St. Patrick's Day Crossword today!

I had a lot of fun creating and researching this St. Patrick’s Day crossword puzzle I’m sharing today. I learned a lot about the holiday; like did you know that in the 17th century they used to eat shamrocks to freshen their breath?! I also learned how to create a crossword puzzle in Microsoft Word; which is super easy but does take a little time. I’ll be sharing a tutorial over on Tastefully Frugal later this month. Download your crossword (I included the answer sheet too) and share it with your kids, grandkids, or anyone else you know who loves crosswords. This can also make a great class project for teachers for the holiday as well.

Print your FREE St. Patrick's Day crossword puzzle today and learn something new about the holiday!

Click here to print crossword and answer key.

If you liked this crossword puzzle head on over and check out my St. Patrick’s Day Word Search. I hope you have a great St. Patty’s Day and don’t forget to wear green!

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I love a good simple craft. Especially one that makes a statement but it takes less than a half hour to put together. Now that I’ve had my new born, I’ve realized that keeping it simple is my new mantra. Having three boys under the age of four is a little exhausting. :) Which is why I made this!

“Lucky Leaves St. Paddy’s Day Ikea Hack.”

Lucky leaves st patricks day ikea hack

This is what you’ll need:

1. Fake plant from Ikea (They are only a few dollars)

2. A pot from Ikea (these are also just a dollar or two)

3. Skewers (You can get these ANYWHERE. I just happened to get mine at Walmart)

4. St. Patricks Day Table Scatter from the Dollar store (I got mine from the Dollar Tree)

First start by taking a little glue (I used Elmers but I think hot glue would have been easier and faster) and glue two of the designs together, with the skewer in between.

st patricks day skewers Let them dry really well. If you’re using Elmer’s glue, let them dry over night. I also put a heavy book on top of mine while they dried so they would be nice and squished together. :)

Once they are dry simple insert them into your potted plant!

st pattys day skewers overview After I made these I had a few more ideas that might be fun. You could easily make a kabob with fruit on these babies or you could use them for drink stirrers! How cut would these look in a mug full of something yummy!

lucky leaves st. patricks day ikea hack Welp…good “luck” in making these! (I crack myself up)

-Ali

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We just love St Patrick’s Day!  There are so many fun things to do with the kiddos!  To make it easy for you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day ideas.

Gifts, treats, printables, treasure hunts, good luck charms, decor… we’ve got it all!

St Patrick's Day Round-up | Decor, Gift ideas, Printables, Dinner ideas, Leprechaun Traps... this post has it all!

St Patrick’s Day Round-up

Rainbow Donuts from The First Year

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Leprechaun Traps from The Crafting Chicks

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Lucky Penny Letters from Made by Marzipan

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St Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt Printables from The Crafting Chicks

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I am “CEREAL”-sly lucky to be your Mom! from Blue Skies Ahead

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DIY Lucky Charms Notebooks from The Crafting Chicks

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Shamrock Tree from Lolly Jane

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Mini Pots of Gold from The Crafting Chicks

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St Patrick’s Day Pizza from Over the Big Moon

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Good Luck Charms from Frog Prince Paperie

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Lucky Me Gift Bag from The Crafting Chicks

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Rainbow and Pot of Gold Treats from I Can Teach My Childs

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Shamrock Soda Labels from The Crafting Chicks

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Rainbow Loom Lucky Charm Bracelet from PinkWhen

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St Patrick’s Day Gift Idea from The Crafting Chicks

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Over the Rainbow Gift idea from Simply Kierste

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Lucky Shamrock Printable from The Crafting Chicks

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Hi Friends! I am so happy to be with you and The Crafting Chicks again. I like to make special gifts and things for holidays but I also like them to be used after the holiday if at all possible. I give little gifts to my kids for St. Patrick’s Day, nothing big but something special to help celebrate the day. One year the gifts were in a St. Patrick’s Day mug, another year each of the kids got a green Old Navy hat with treats inside, this year I made these awesome Confetti Burlap Bags. Of course they will be filled with little treats and gifts.

St. Patrick's Day Confetti Burlap Bags

What You Need:

3 Paints (I used Sour Apple, Snow White and Metallic Glorious Gold – all DecoArt)
Small Burlap Drawstring Bags (Target Dollar Spot)
Pencil Eraser
Wax Paper

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Place a piece of wax paper inside the bag so the paint doesn’t bleed through to the back side. Use the eraser side of a pencil, dip in paint and apply to bag to make the confetti dots. I reload the eraser with paint after each dot. Make the dots random. I have a had time making random dots, it’s the perfectionist in me. The first color has the most dots (green), gold has less, and white has the least.

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I still need to practice a bit on the random placement, but I love how they turned out.

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The treats always include chocolate gold wrapped coins.

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I also added skittles (catch the rainbow) to every bag, the boys included small paper pads and a pencil, and Emilee’s included green nail polish. My boys love to play games or draw little cartoon sketches so the paper is the perfect size to take anywhere.

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The bags are ready to be hidden on St. Patrick’s Day.  The kids like hunting for them by following the confetti trail the leprechaun left behind. Who doesn’t like searching for a treasure?

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Now, to my favorite part about the bags. They can be used after the holiday to hold anything from hair accessories, Lego people, little travel games, really anything your kids can think of.

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And because they have a drawstring they can easily be hung on a hook or knob.

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Thank you for letting me share these Confetti Bags with you. The confetti process can be used on almost anything. Be creative and go confetti something.

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sm lucky coin header Sharing a little “LUCKY COIN” printable with you today!  These have been so fun to surprise my kids with this week.   I’ve been hiding them in lunches, rooms, backpacks, etc.  They love it!

Just in time for St. Patrick’s day next week!  Print a sheet, grab some “lucky” chocolate coins and hide the little “lucky day” notes for your kids!
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