Thursday, March 1, 2012


Shamrocks rock!  Plus, it's just a fun word to say, especially for little kids!  There aren't too many other plants that get this kind of attention around a strange holiday devoted to celebrating Irish pride, blarney stones and St. Patrick.  (I guess pumpkins do give them a run for their money!)  Visit The Idea Box for tons of St. Patrick's Day projects and ideas.

Baker's Clay Shamrocks
This baker's clay idea is a super easy recipe that the little ones can help with!  They can paint and decorate their baked shamrocks too.  You could even adapt this craft to create a "shamrock necklace" by adding a hole in the dough before you bake it.  Then have the kids string some yarn through and presto: instant shamrock jewelry!

Easy Shamrocks
This craft idea is simple enough that even toddlers and preschoolers can manage easily.  And it gives them a chance to work on those important motor skills.  The craft can also be adapted to be a little more fancy for older kids by adding embellishments like glitter or buttons.

Hairy Shamrocks
Who new you could get a shamrock to grow "hair"!  This project is another simple and creative idea to get started on right away in order to appreciate the "hairy" outcome - kids will love watching the grass grow all over their shamrocks and it can be a nice Spring teaching tool as well.

Enjoy these great ideas!  We love feedback and photos, so if you try one of these projects we would love to see it and we will feature it!

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