Looking for some super cute St. Patrick’s day crafts that are easy for toddlers and preschoolers? Pots of gold are so much fun! Kids love them. And this pot of gold craft is a great way to target fine motor skills with fun crafts. It is also a great hands-on pom pom printable. It is a way to work on math patterns if the child is ready to. You can even use gold coins with it but the template includes everything you need to get started!
The build the letters in your name component in this craft is optional. See a lot more name crafts here too if you’re looking for more.
Pom poms are a fun way to work on motor skills, pattern skills, math skills and more! If you have a set of these in the corner of your living room or house, make use of them!
You can even use them as a sensory bin, however that’s not necessary, but we have a lot of fun with craft project and the best part is the kids develop multiple skills from just one activity.
Fun St. Patrick’s day Craft
All you need for this simple craft is construction paper, some pom poms, glue and the template (end of this post).
Do your kids love rainbows?
I love this end of the rainbow craft below which can be used at any time during March or spring. Get this free craft from the VA teacher.
This craft is super simple to make when you use the template provided. Kids will cut the shapes out and then you can write the letters of their name onto the clovers and they will then cut and paste them onto the pot.
If you’d like to use the craft as a pattern making craft, then cut and laminate the cards so that kids know which patterns they will be making.
They will then follow the pattern on each card to make it.
Why are crafts so beneficial for kids?
Crafts can be beneficial for toddlers as they help to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity.
They also allow children to express themselves and to learn about different materials and textures.
Additionally, completing a craft project can give toddlers a sense of accomplishment and boost their self-esteem.
Check out this little leprechauns craft, it’s a fun activity and can be made as an easy craft during St. Patrick’s day celebration or throughout March.
Get this leprechaun craft from Michelle Hudeons.
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas
If you’re looking for some super simple easy peasy crafts for toddlers to use during a crafty morning?
I am always looking for these, because hey, kids are always fascinated and keen to learn all about St. Patricks day and Irish folklore.
This gives us ideas on starting the conversation about this important holiday.
These crafts don’t even need pom pom ball materials, but the one I am sharing below does (and it’s always nicer to use).
So for example, I would use the pom poms to cover the pot of gold with toddlers, that they they work on fine motor skills.
I love making pom pom rainbow crafts and you will see the template below for this one, which can be used in many ways.
But first, here are some super easy craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.
Here are a few easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts that toddlers can do:
Shamrock Handprint: Have the toddler dip their hand in green paint and press it onto a piece of paper to create a shamrock shape. Once the paint dries, you can add a stem and leaves to create a complete shamrock.
St. Patrick’s Day Headbands: Cut out shamrock shapes from green construction paper and attach them to a headband with glue or tape. You can also add gold glitter or sequins to make the headbands more festive.
Leprechaun Hats: Cut out a circle from green construction paper and help the toddler to roll it into a cone shape. Once the cone is secured, add a band of gold glitter or a strip of gold paper around the base.
Shamrock Suncatcher: Cut out shamrock shapes from green tissue paper and glue them onto a clear plastic lid. Once the glue is dry, place a piece of clear contact paper over the top to seal the shamrocks in place.
Pot of Gold: Help the toddler to paint a small terra cotta pot gold and let it dry. Once it’s dry, add a few gold-wrapped chocolate coins to the pot and you have an easy Pot of Gold craft.
Rainbows and Cloud craft: Cut out a rainbow shape out of different colored paper, and a cloud shape out of white paper. Glue the cloud at the top of the rainbow to create a rainbow and cloud craft.
Some more ideas for preschool activities and art project ideas even for older children, you can create a leprechaun trap or sing Irish songs or watch Irish movies.
Sometimes, I even get some St. Patrick’s day worksheet along with a hole puncher to get the kids practicing counting and more. Check out this counting activity below.
What craft can I do with my 2 year old?
There are so many crafts you can make with your 2 year old.
They will just need some support while making them, and lower expectations when it comes to focus.
Two year olds cannot sit for a full 5 minutes let alone a half an hour to make a craft.
Here are a few craft ideas that are suitable for 2-year-olds:
Finger Painting: Provide washable paint and paper, and let your child explore the colors and textures by finger painting.
Playdough: Make your own playdough with flour, salt, water, and food coloring or buy one. Your child can practice their fine motor skills by squeezing, rolling and shaping the dough.
Sticker Crafts: Give your child a piece of paper and a selection of stickers, and let them decorate the paper with them.
Pom Pom Crafts: Give your child a few pom poms and some glue, and let them create a picture or pattern with the pom poms.
Like the craft below.
Pasta Necklaces: String uncooked pasta onto a piece of yarn to create a necklace. Your child can paint the pasta before or after stringing it.
Q-tip Painting: Dip Q-tips into paint and let your child make dots and lines on paper.
Scissor Practice: Cut out simple shapes from construction paper and let your child practice cutting along the lines with child-safe scissors.
Glitter Glue: Give your child a glue stick and some glitter and let them decorate a piece of paper or cardboard.
Remember to supervise your child while they are doing crafts and help them as needed.
Keep in mind that the process of creating something is more important than the end result.
Pot of Gold Craft Pom Pom Printable
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