3 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

posted: 03/15/16
by: Amanda Mushro
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  • This will add an element of fun to the holiday.
    This will add an element of fun to the holiday.
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    A Leprechaun Trap

    With St. Patrick’s Day sneaking up on March 17, the Leprechauns aren’t the only ones having fun. Why not try these super easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts with your kids. The best part, you probably already have a lot of the supplies in your house!

    There’s a legend that says if you can catch a Leprechaun, he will grant you three wishes. The easiest way is to set a trap with gold. You can make this super easy trap with your kids and see if you have any luck catching a Leprechaun.

    Here’s What You’ll Need:

    • A shoe box
    • Small dial rod
    • String
    • Construction paper
    • Gold coins
    • Here’s What You’ll Do:

      Cover the shoebox in green construction paper and create a rainbow design on another sheet of paper.

      Cut the dial rod to size and tie a ribbon around the bottom.

      Set up the trap by putting the shoebox on top of the rainbow pattern paper and put the dial rod inside one corner of the shoebox. Leave a trail of gold coins as bait and if a Leprechaun comes looking for gold, pull the string to trap him!

  • It's magic!
    It's magic!
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    Rainbow in a Jar Science Experiment

    With just a few household ingredients, you and your kids can capture a little St. Patrick’s Day magic by making your own rainbow in a jar! This science experiment will show your kids density and how different liquids have different weights.

    Here’s What You Need:

    • A mason jar
    • Honey
    • Light corn syrup
    • Blue or green dish soap
    • Olive oil
    • Rubbing alcohol
    • Water
    • Food coloring
    • An eye dropper or syringe

    Here’s What You Do:

    You’ll pour the ingredients in layers. Be sure to pour into the middle of the jar and don’t touch the sides.

    Start with the honey.

    Next add a few drops of food coloring (your choice) to the corn syrup and pour it into the mason jar

    Then pour in the dish soap.

    Add a few drops of food coloring to the water and pour it in.

    Then add the olive oil

    Finally add a few drops of food coloring to the rubbing alcohol, but you’ll use the eye dropper and place it around the sides of the jar so it doesn’t mix with the other colors.

  • Do you see the end of the rainbow?
    Do you see the end of the rainbow?
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    Leprechaun Binoculars

    Use these fun and easy to make binoculars to keep an eye out for those sneaky Leprechauns

    What You’ll Need:

    • 2 toilet paper rolls
    • Glue
    • Construction paper
    • Ribbon
    • Glitter paint
    • Hole punch
    • Paintbrush
    • Scissors

    Here’s what you do:

    Using a paint brush, apply the glitter paint to the inside of both toilet paper rolls. Make sure to cover the edges of both openings.

    While the paint dries, choose the colors of the rainbow, and cut construction paper into ½ inch strips.

    Apply glue along the side of one tube and attach the second tube to form the base of your binoculars. A paperclip will help the rolls stay together while the glue dries.

    Wrap each of the strips of construction paper around your binoculars, overlapping each layer as you go. Trim any excess with scissors.

    Use a holepunch to put a hole on the left and right side of the tubes, 1/2 inch away from the edge. Knot the ribbon through each hole.

    Now you can start your St. Patrick’s Day adventure and find a few Leprechauns.