To mark St. Patrick’s day 17th March, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Shamrock-themed crafts and recipes.
No professional chefs or experienced crafters required, these are all simple and perfect for Mother & Baby bonding
How will you be celebrating this year Mums?
To find more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, visit our Pinterest board.
1. Savoury Shamrock Snacks from Multicrafting Mummy
These easy-to-make, cheesy SNACKS need only 6 ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your cupboard) and would make a fab ACTIVITY to enjoy with the KIDS.. Oh and they’re DELICIOUS too!
BeHappyMum MumTip: If you’re in the post pregnancy period or just need an ENERGY BOOST for those days your feeling low, enjoy some dairy with these treats Mums to keep you going!!
2. Pretzel Shamrocks from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
BeHappyMum are sure these pretty little TREATS taste just as good as they look! Let the kids EXPERIMENT with different chocolates or SWEETS in the centre to suit what you have already or what your FAMILY likes the most.
BeHappyMum PlayTip: Think about your child’s DEVELOPMENT – yes even if baking! ENCOURAGE your child to recognise the COLOURS, feel TEXTURES – helping your childs SKILLS as you go!
3. Coffee Filter Shamrocks from Housing a Forest
Quick, easy and using just a few SIMPLE supplies – these Shamrocks are not a craft to be feared! With minimal mess to clear up once they’re done, they’ll make a fab DECORATION for the day. Why not STRING a few together and make some shamrock BUNTING, or just stick in the window and let the light shine through.
BeHappyMum ComfortTip: Ok, so we and our FitMama Mothers are all #RealMums, and we know what #RealMums need! We recommend taking a 5 minute #MeTime break when baby is napping or kids at SCHOOL and enjoy a HOT cup of coffee BEFORE you use the filters for crafts!
4. Shamrock Toilet Roll Stamp from Crafty Morning
We must admit that we’re absolute suckers for a toilet roll CRAFT! Anything that gives those pesky cardboard tubes a purpose for driving us crazy is fine by us. Crafty Morning has tonnes of great St. Patrick’s day CRAFT IDEAS, especially for stamping, but this jumped out at us as the SIMPLEST of the lot and gives a great effect!
BeHappyMum FitTip: Now this one is so EASY to do you can leave you little one to it, whilst you fit in a QUICK 5 Minute FitMama Exercise! Didn’t you know they can be done around your normal busy routine like cooking or running the BATH? Yep they are super-quick supersets to help New Mothers burn fat for longer!
5. Rolling Pin Shamrock Prints from No Time for Flash Cards
Using a few cheap items you can find in your HOUSE, this simple art activity makes a lovely print and gives your CHILD a chance to be creative. You could create Shamrock STAMPS instead by sticking SHAPES onto a lid, but we think the kids would have great fun using a rolling pin!
BeHappyMum PlayTip: Do you have a small BABY or toddler? Get them to roll WITH YOU whilst on your lap to explore their MOVEMENT and make them laugh using their SENSES!
Enjoyed our ideas?! For more crafts , inspiration, funny quotes and #MumTips that EVERY mum can fit into their day, see all of our Pinterest Boards!
If you have a great craft idea, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll include it in our NEW #RealMums page, live very soon!