We just finished the easiest and very fun St. Patrick’s Day craft that I put together for our toddlers! I had some cardboard sitting in the storage closet so I decided to cut them into shamrock shapes, using a cookie cutter. I tinted some glue green, provided the toddlers with small pieces to place on top of the green glue, and hung them in the window. Easy, hands-on, fun!
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St Patrick’s Day Craft for Toddlers
What you will need for this St. Patrick’s Day craft
- Cardboard or card stock paper
- White glue
- Paint brushes
- Green tempera paint
- Your choice of small pieces to place on top of the glue
Setting it up:
Place the cardboard shamrocks, tinted glue, and small pieces on a table along with the paint brush. Paint the shamrocks with the tinted glue and then add the small pieces. Just like a collage!
Sometimes toddlers will want to first put the materials on the cardboard before the glue. I tell our toddlers that the materials need something sticky first. I show them the glue and the brush, and invite them to brush the glue onto the cardboard.
How we displayed them:
For those of you who have seen my classroom, you know how I love to display the children’s work. I used a hole punch to place a hole on the shamrocks and strung them in our window, just as I did our valentine hearts.
And, that is how simple these are! Our toddlers loved creating them, and not one looks like the other. Just as it should be.