St. Patrick’s Day is a great time of year for holiday craft projects. Preschoolers and teachers alike enjoy the shamrock green, the funny hats, and leprechaun lore. It’s an exciting holiday to celebrate spring coming and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! To help celebrate St. Patrick’s, here are three craft projects for preschoolers.
St. Patrick’s Day Hats
This is a great activity that students will have fun creating and wearing throughout the day!
- 1 letter size of each black, gold, and green construction paper
- White glue
- Using the green construction paper, cut a shamrock (four leaf clover) out of the center, approximately 4″ x 4″.
- Using the gold construction paper, cut a belt buckle (square with a square cut out of it), approximately 3″ x 3″.
- Using the black piece of construction paper, cut a 1.5” strip off of one edge.
- From the remaining black construction paper, cut a 5” x 6” piece that is large enough to fit the shamrock and buckle.
- Glue the shamrock and buckle to the large piece of black construction paper.
- Wrap 1.5” black paper strip around students head, staple together to fit snuggly.
- Glue black rectangle with shamrock and buckle to head strap to finish.
These parade flags are fun, compact project for students to bring home.
- Small wooden dowel cut to about 1 foot in length
- Green felt cut to approximately 6” x 4”
- Gold glitter glue
- White glue
- Glue the felt piece to the small wooden dowel with the white glue and let dry.
- Have students draw a shamrock with the gold glitter glue.
- Students can also include their name, the date, and “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” on their parade flag for personalization.
Shamrock Watercolor Experiment
This project allows students to explore color mixing and creativity while creating a dynamic shamrock for the holiday.
- Blue and yellow watercolors
- 1 piece construction paper
- Coffee filters (for Shamrocks)
- Using the construction paper, create a shamrock stencil
- From shamrock stencil, create shamrocks from the coffee filters for students.
- Have students prepare the blue and yellow watercolors.
- Students can use their imagination while pipetting blue and yellow watercolors onto their shamrock to create unique coloring!
At Day Star Montessori, we understand how important it is to fill a child’s day with enriching and stimulating activities like hands-on activities. Contact us to learn more about our educational opportunities for preschoolers.
This article originally appeared on Day Star Montessori’s blog at: https://happeningsineducation.tumblr.com/post/172009347879/st-patricks-day-crafts-for-preschoolers.