Thursday, March 14, 2013

Last minute craft idea for St. Patrick's Day

If you are like me, sometimes I look up & think, "oh, I should have made something for........" 
Well this time, it's St. Patrick's Day!
I admit that I did not have to do that this year.

I have 2 of THE SWEETEST ladies that come to my classroom and volunteer.
One is the grandmother (also a retired teacher) of one of my students that I have had for 2 years 
(I taught 1st last year & 2nd this year) and the other is an art teacher friend of hers.

They come in twice a month dressed in whatever holiday or theme we are working on.
They are our own "Ms. Frizzles!"
They always do a matching craft or snack and my kids LOVE IT and them.
They just cheer whenever I tell them it's the day:)

Their St. Patrick's Day craft was super cute & EASY and I wanted to share it with you for 
Cynthia's Take It, Make It.
Leprechaun Craft
Needed Items 
paper plates (orange or white & have them color it)
pink/flesh tone construction paper circle
2 shamrocks (stickers or cutouts)
extra paper scraps for details
Cut around the edge of the plate.
Glue a circle in the middle for the face.
Add shamrock glasses.
These were glitter stickers.
Add the frames for the glasses.
Have them add face details using crayons or markers.
Use paper scraps to make a hat.
Another look:)

Hope this is easy for you to throw together, in case you still need something for your kids to make.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Also, thanks to Teacher's Toolkit for the great St. Patrick's Day border:)


  1. What a cutie-patootie idea! You are so fortunate to have those wonderful ladies come in and help!

    Thanks for linking up! :-)

    2nd Grade Pad

  2. CUTE! Great Idea! wendy

  3. What a cute idea. Simple and quick, but a great deal of fun!

  4. Aw, this is so cute, Merinda - love it! Thanks for the shout out! :)

    Teacher's Toolkit

  5. Now, this is so adorable! Didn't get it in this week, but definitely on the plan for next year.


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