St. Patrick’s Day Rainbows
Children love St. Patrick’s Day, and creating some St. Patrick’s Day Rainbows with all the colours and rainbows, sparkles, and leprechauns can be intriguing to little minds.
You can make these simple crafts several ways and they can function as both a way to teach toddlers their colours and a bit of sensory play is involved. Below, you will find two ways to incorporate this into a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Craft that everyone will love!
What you will need:
- Finger Paints, All the colours of the rainbow
- Large (Strong) White Paper for the Background
- Different Coloured Construction Paper
- Shiny bits and bobs for the coins, be creative! You can even use real coins to teach children about money if you like! And when materials are sparse, kitchen foil will do!
- Smocks, old t-shirts, or an old sheet, newspaper works great—Finger paper can be messy, but messy play is a great sensory activity!
- A glue stick or glue
- A Pencil
- A White Marker or White Chalk
There are two different pictures provided with this craft, but the method is basically the same! Feel free to vary it or give it your own twist—get creative!
- Sketch out a pot on black construction paper to make the pot of gold.
- Glue the pot onto the bottom-right corner of the white paper.
- Roll out a piece of gold paper and trace a coin shape on them (buttons, real coins, any circular object will do)
- Carefully cut the gold coins out and put them aside to glue on your pot of gold later.
- Now it is time to get messy! Put one color on a flat surface or newspaper. Dip child’s hand into the color and place it on the paper. Repeat this process with each color, into a rainbow pattern.
- Dip one finger each into a different color to make a rainbow hand, this is probably best for older children.
- Allow to dry. Glue your ‘gold coins’ onto and around the pot of gold.
Nanny Tip: Children love adding their own personal touch to arts and crafts, go outside and grab a bit of clover and glue it around the pot of gold…. who knows you may even spot a Leprechaun lurking around!
Have fun with this activity and we recommend adult supervision at all times.