I told myself I wasn’t going to make a St. Patrick’s Day craft. Too many holidays, you know?
But then I went to the craft store and as I was checking out I saw these buttons. I’m a sucker for cute packaging, and these were practically screaming, “BUY ME!” anyway, so I tossed them in my cart.
I had a plan for them, and it actually ended up being as easy as I’d envisioned (yay), so I’m sharing it here today. This easy St. Patrick’s Day craft is kid-friendly, inexpensive (the buttons were less than $5, and I had the rest of the stuff around the house), and doesn’t take long to complete. AND – it comes with a free shamrock printable.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Paper with a clover on it – you can draw your own, or print the one I’ve provided below (I printed it on card stock)
- Frame (without the glass)
- Glue (I used a craft/tacky glue)
If you need a clover, just click on the picture below to download your own.
Place the clover template in the frame before you get started. It’s much easier this way!
Put glue on the paper, and place the buttons on the glue. Move quickly, so you can move them around and make them all fit before the glue dries. I actually found it was easier to cover most of the clover with glue and then put the buttons on; this way, I could move them around and fit them together.
Give it some time to dry, and then…that’s it. Easiest craft ever. I don’t think I spent more than fifteen minutes on it!
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you do anything special?
Here are a couple of other kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day activities from around the web:
- St. Patrick’s Day Vocabulary Cards for Kids from Rock-a-Bye Parents
- St. Patrick’s Day Bingo for Kids from Play 2 Learn with Sarah