Looking for St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas for kids? One idea is to make your own Leprechaun Boxes. The idea behind it is to create a special box for the “leprechauns” (Mom & Dad) to leave fun treats and things on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. I’d heard of the idea a few years ago, and this year, we decided to have some fun with it.
First things first, you’ll need to gather supplies. I found the cutest cardboard mailboxes at Hobby Lobby, but you can use any type of box. You’ll also need whatever decorating supplies your kids desire, such as paint, sponge brushes, stickers, garland, glitter glue, etc.
Jaden and I worked on his box together, first painting it and letting it dry for a good hour before decorating. Jacob was away with his Scout troop, so this gave us a fun project to work on while he was gone. We tied ribbon around the flag. Then we proceeded to put stickers everywhere; he even opened it up and put a leprechaun foamy sticker inside. I think it’s safe to say that he had the most fun with the green and gold glitter glue, adding it in little spots all over his mailbox. Of course, we wrote his name with glitter glue too. I’d found these cute pot of gold decorations, so we cut the stem off and hot glued the pot into a small hole poked in the top of his box. Jacob decorated his box when he returned from his outing, and he actually made his pot of gold into the handle for the mailbox lid. It turned out so cute. Finally, Jaden wanted garland added to his box, so we used hot glue to add that as trim…. I’d actually forgotten about the garland, until the next day when he reminded me that we needed to finish that part of his box. After we were all said and done with decorating, we finished the boxes off with just a bit of glitter spray to make them shine.
Now both boys are ready for the “leprechauns,” though Jaden very matter-of-factly told me he knows Daddy and I are the leprechauns. Hey, it’s just a fun thing we do to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.
Do you have any special St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Have you made any St. Patty’s Day crafts or treats lately?
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