Thursday, February 28, 2013

Leprechaun Love!


An Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Leprechaun Gifts
This is a fun gift (and easy craft) for kids to make to share with someone special in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

Gold Stone
A fun way to decorate small stones and then hide them for kids to find either around the class, home or even in a sandbox.

Leprechaun Search
A fun game of hide the leprechaun gifts and letting kids seek them out by following festive clues you leave around the class or home.

Handy Shamrocks
A cute handprint craft to create a shamrock and share with parents or grandparents and perfect for March, St. Patrick's Day and good luck!

Leprechaun Treats
This is a fun edible craft that kids will enjoy creating and then eating at snack time. The ingredients are simple and you may already have them on hand.

Irish Soda Bread
Make a traditional Irish soda bread with your kids to enjoy at snack time or as part of a lesson about St. Patrick's Day, Ireland or even bread making. Enjoy!

Need more craft ideas for March or St. Patrick's Day? Visit The Idea Box where we have tons of great holiday crafts, games and snack recipes. Or connect with us on Facebook to join our community and get daily inspiration and even more great ideas for your classroom or homeschooling.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shamrocks Rock!


Inspire your little ones at home or in the classroom to enjoy spring by creating some easy shamrock crafts.

Bakers Clay Shamrocks
With some pantry ingredients and craft paint you can help your little leprechauns create some festive clay shamrocks to display or share!

Filter Paper Shamrocks
Use coffee filters and food coloring to create pretty paper shamrocks that make adorable bulletin board or classroom decorations.

Clover Chain
Use real clovers or paper ones to form a clover chain and hang it around your class or home to celebrate St. Patty's special day!

Easy Shamrocks
Turn green paper hearts into a festive shamrock picture, perfect for a greeting card or to hang up and display.

Follow The Leprechaun
Get your creative juices flowing and use "Follow the Leader" game to make St. Patrick's Day a little luckier
for all your little leprechauns!

Visit The Idea Box for even more St. Patrick's day craft ideas, projects and snack recipes. Or connect with us on Facebook for more spring time inspiration!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Kids Crafts Part 2

Cupcake Liner Lollipop Flowers
Yes, today is Valentine's Day. And if you find yourself stumped and looking for some quick, easy and fun crafts either for sharing or just for something to do - we have some fun crafts and activities waiting for you at The Idea Box.

Doily Hearts Sachets
Using paper heart doilies and yarn, you can make this super simple sachet to share with teachers, grandparents or friends.

Footprint Valentine
I love hand and foot print crafts and this one is super sweet! You need a little bit of white paint, red paper and of course sweet little feet to create a special Valentine!

Edible Valentines
Little kids always seem to enjoy making crafts they can eat later. Grab some graham crackers, frosting and conversation hearts and make some edible treats!

And if singing is your thing, try adapting the tune of "Bingo" by substituting the letters for "Heart" and see what fun you can have with your little valentines

Glitter Coffee Can Valentine Box

And if you are needing a last minute Valentine's Box - turn your coffee can into a simple container to hold all that love! Visit The Idea Box for more crafts and ideas just for kids or connect with us on Facebook for even more inspiration!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Kids Crafts Part 1

Craft Stick Heart Frame
Got sticks, hearts and glue? You can have an adorable stick heart frame too! This simple frame is fun for kids to create, lets them paint and the result is a lovely gift for a parent or grandparent. Been there, done that? We have more crafty Valentine's activities for you to try!

Cloth Valentines
This is a simple crafty valentine that takes a bit of fabric, glue and polyfil. The result is an adorable Valentine to hang or decorate a class with.

A Valentine Song For You
Sung to the tune of "If You're Happy And You Know It" this little jingle will bring smiles to the adults and giggles to the kids! (Perfect for a preschool class!)

Beaded Valentine
This cute and crafty valentine uses simple supplies but takes a bit of work to master. You will love the results and it would be a great Valentine's Day craft for 1st and 2nd graders.

Dipped Marshmallows
What part of marshmallows dipped in chocolate and coated with all sorts of candies and sprinklers doesn't sound good to you? The kids will love it.

Conversation Heart Banner

Didn't see something you want to make here? Visit The Idea Box for lots more Valentine's Day crafts and activities. Or connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite Valentine's Day kids crafts and get inspired too!

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