Tag: st. patricks


Lucky Hedbanz

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We had so much fun with our Valentine Hedbanz cards, that I’m back with a set for St. Patrick’s Day. If you aren’t familiar with the game HedBanz* here’s a quick break down. You wear awesome plastic headbands that have a slit to hold the card. Without looking at the card you insert it into the slit, and then by asking questions you try to figure out what you are. Kind of like 20 questions. Only instead of 20 questions, you are racing against a timer. If you get it before your time is up you pick another card and keep asking until your time expires. Then it’s the next person’s turn. When it comes around to you again, you pick up asking questions where you left off before. It promotes logical thinking and a lot of laughs!

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If you don’t have the game, I bet you could make elastic headbands, like the elastic hair ties only larger, and they would work just as well. Place the card between your forehead and the elastic to hold it in place.

lucky_hedbanz_cards The download includes a front and back page, for a total of 9 cards. As always, I recommend printing on matte photo paper* for best results. Check out my post on printing printables for answers to common problems. cc_download

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Shamrock Soda

shamrocksoda I was so excited to stick these in my kids lunch on St. Patrick’s Day…until I realized that St. Patty’s falls on a Sunday this year :( But I think they might get a green lunch surprise on Friday instead.

Oh, and wouldn’t they be cute little good luck drinks for a sporting event or test day?

Just download the file, print, cut, and wrap around the bottle. I used little bottles of Sprite and secured the label with tape.

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{Remember, all printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to send your friends and link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download.}

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas: Leprechaun Traps

Hey! Kirsten and I will be on Channel 2’s Fresh Living today sharing fun ideas to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids! Set the DVR or tune in at 1 pm if you want to catch us (you can see the segment right here!)

In our house there’s a mischievous little leprechaun that visits  St. Patrick’s Eve and he wreaks all sorts of havoc on our home. He leaves little foot prints all over the house, clues that takes us on a gold hunt are mysteriously left behind, our furniture is turned over, and he always turns our milk green. Trouble I tell you! In order to put a stop to this we’ve started leaving out a leprechaun trap in the hopes of taking care of this leprechaun once and for all.

Here are a couple different ideas, if you’d like to set a leprechaun trap this year too! The main point is to have fun and let imaginations run crazy. I picked up some gold glitter and green spray paint at Hobby Lobby and we found objects around the house to use for our traps.

For trap #1 we painted a shoe box green and some wooden discs (that I bought years and years ago for a project I never got around to doing) that we sprayed gold. leprechauntrap

Knowing how greedy leprechauns are, this pot of gold will be our bait for the trap. I found it at the craft store and tied and glued it to a dowel.

We used the dowel to prop open the shoe box, glued spanish moss on the lid and scattered our gold “coins” around. My 5 year old can’t wait for the leprechaun to grab the pot of gold, which will in turn pull the dowel and close the lid before the sneaky little creature can escape!

gold_vault_trap For our second trap we used a pirouette cookie can covered in scrapbook paper (this is a Crystal Wilkerson digi paper I printed off) with a piece of paper sprayed with the gold glitter paint on the inside. Conveniently there is a ladder propped up to the side of this Gold Vault with a KEEP OFF sign the leprechaun is sure to ignore. Once he enters the vault there will be no way to get out!

If you’d like to have a Gold Hunt at your house too, Hannah has designed some cute clue cards to get you started!

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