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Preschooler Craft {St.Patrick's Day Hat}

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, I thought I would share a fun and festive St. Patrick's Day craft with you.  This festive hat is great to make with little ones -- it is simple enough for Preschoolers, but older kids will enjoy it too.

Here’s how you make one:

1)  Gather your supplies (which you probably already have lying around your house)… white and green cardstock, scissors, glue, tape, crayons, googly eyes, and something for the nose (e.g. a penny, a pom pom or a button).
2)  Make a headband by cutting two or three strips of white cardstock about 2 inches thick.  Have the child color a “rainbow” onto the strips.
3)  Fit the strips to the child’s head and use tape or a stapler to secure it into the shape of a headband.
4)  Cut a big shamrock out of green cardstock.  (You can draw it freehand or print one from the internet.)
5)  Make a face on the shamrock using a crayon, googly eyes, and a penny, pom pom or button.
6)  Tape the decorated shamrock onto the front of the headband.

Cute, right?  And, making a fun hat to wear on March 17, 2013 is just one way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your little leprechauns.  Here are a few more: 

1)  Wear something green. 
2)  Drink green milk.  (Just add a few drops of green food coloring to regular milk.)
3)  Set a leprechaun trap.  (They are hard to catch, but sometimes a good trap will cause a leprechaun to drop some of his treasure.)
4)  Eat green pancakes.  (Just add a few drops of green food coloring to your favorite pancake batter.)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I hope it is a lucky day for you and your family. 

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

1 comment:

  1. Super cute! Looks like you had fun.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!



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