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10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kids

From festive crafts to delicious recipes, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of these fun and kid-friendly ideas.

By Today's Parent

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kids

10 kid-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Make cupcakes

A sour rainbow candy makes these cupcakes super easy to make (even for those of us who are not adept at cupcake decorating). Add some edible gold flecks to overachieve the theme. Get the instructions here.

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: Erik Putz

Snack on Crispy Clovers with Guacamole

Kids will love this fun St. Patty’s-themed treat. Spinach tortillas are punched with a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter and crisped up in the oven. The guacamole is a sure bet for adults, too. Get the recipe: Crispy Cloves with Guacamole

 

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Make rainbow crayons

Because at the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold. This craft is also a great way to recycle those broken bits of crayons lurking in cupboards and baskets. Get the instructions here.

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kids

Hang Shamrock Streamers

A fun and inexpensive way to have the luck of the Irish all around you is to cut out some clover-shaped streamers and hang them around the house. Get the instructions: studiodiy.com

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: Studio DIY! via Pinterest

Make a rainbow mobile

Dye the pasta ahead of time and have your little one string them and decorate the cloud with cotton balls. Get the instructions: b-inspiredmama.com

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: B-Inspired Mama via Pinterest

Make slime

Have you heard? Slime is all the rage. This borax-free recipe is great to squish and stretch. Get the instructions: littlebinsforlittlehands.com

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: Little Bins for Little Hands via Pinterest

Induldge in treats

If there was ever a day to eat Lucky Charms, March 17th is it. Get the recipe: deliciouslysprinkled.com

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: Deliciously Sprinkled via Pinterest

St. Patrick’s Day Math

Don’t let your brain turn to green mush. Play this fun St. Patty’s math game with the kids. Play it here: coolmath-games.com

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: Cool Math Games

Make a shamrock wand

Want to spread some luck? A wave of this festive wand should do the trick. Get the instructions: craftymorning.com

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: Crafty Morning via Pinterest

Make a festive hat

Save the toilet paper rolls! These cute hats are the perfect size for little Leprechauns. Get the instructions: theresourcefulmama.com

10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kidsPhoto: The Resourceful Mama via Pinterest

Read more:
13 kid-friendly crafts using recyclables
10 Irish-inspired baby names
8 crafts to make with toilet paper rolls

This article was originally published on Mar 12, 2015

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