Don’t worry about a complicated activity for St. Patrick’s Day. This is an easy toddler St. Patrick’s Day activity perfect for young toddlers.
Can you believe St. Patrick’s Day is just around the bend? I still feel like it should be January and here it is- March!
I wanted to make something cute to hang up on our fridge with Annabelle, but not necessarily too crazy. Obviously anything green qualifies itself for St. Patrick’s Day, right? I love painting with A. She loves it and even though it gets everywhere, introducing her to different textures is huge. I remembered a couple years ago when I was student teaching a fun activity we did for Easter eggs and wondered if I could re-create it for St. Patrick’s Day.
I’m not trying to be a crazy complicated mom, so today’s craft is easy. Like super easy. You can use the supplies I listed, just paint, or even just crayon. Crayon is definitely far less messy than paint! I chose to take things a bit further than sticking to only crayon or only paint and add some shaving cream to the mixture.
- White Cardstock paper, or some kind of construction paper
- Shaving Cream
- Green Paint
- Baby wipes
- Garbage Bag
- Mix green paint in a bowl with shaving cream until it’s nice and puffy green.
- With your cardstock, cut out a shamrock. I simply found one on Google and printed it onto cardstock to cut around.
- Grab a garbage bag and place around high chair tray or outside. Tape shamrock down on highchair tray (I suggest high chair or outside but it’s cold here, ha!) and let them paint!
- Wipe down baby when done. You can also let them just paint all over the tray if it’s covered with a garbage bag to continue the activity.
- It does take a little bit to dry but A loved playing around with the shaving cream!
The shaving cream added a completely different dynamic. It went on super smooth and didn’t leave globs of paint everywhere. Mom of the year ripped it when I went to pick it up, so I’d suggest letting it dry before removing it from the tape. This easy toddler St. Patrick’s Day craft is definitely nothing that’s going to win me awards, but Annabelle had a great time and I love seeing her explore new ways to paint!