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New Family Tradition: Spread the Saint Patrick’s Day Luck

Saint Patrick’s Day can be a fun holiday for kids. But instead of your kids waiting for the magic to come to them, let them spread the luck!

Celeste Whitney shares some cute projects that can start a new tradition for your family.


More Magic Than Mischief:  Empower Your Children to be Little Leprechauns for St. Patrick’s Day!

Instead of kids sitting back, waiting for the magic to happen over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, Studio 5 Party and Family Fun Contributor Celeste Whitney suggests a new family tradition.  That is, to deputize your children to be little leprechauns, spreading luck and cheer and leprechaun “magic” to people they know.  This turns any thought of mischief-making into merriment. It builds empathy and thinking of others.  It builds confidence and creativity!

Celeste offers four simple and original gift ideas to make and share.  Deliver them as an anonymous doorstep drop-off, or with a kind note.  Patterns and tag printables are available to download below.

“You’re Lucky to Have Around” Peg Doll

Make a darling peg doll leprechaun.  Tuck him in a box and give as a gift with your tag and sweet sentiment,

You’re Lucky to Have Around printable

Leprechaun Outfit printable

Pinch-Proof Top Hat

Take an inexpensive leprechaun hat from the dollar store. Add a clip and turn it into a festive fascinator.  This cute accessory is one way to wear green, and avoid getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day!

Bouquet of Green & Gold

Pull together a small clutch of greenery and put it in a pretty bottle.  It can even be recycled faux stems.  Consider spray-painting some leaves gold!  Give this simple floral arrangement as a way to say, “Our Friendship is Golden.”

A Friend is a Treasure printable

“You Sham Rock”

Let the kids paint rocks in lucky, shiny gold.  Turn them over and paint a surprise on the underside!  Share and give all around.

You Shamrock printable

Do you have more ideas for spreading the luck at St. Patrick’s Day?  We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below.

Celeste Whitney appears regularly as Studio 5’s Party and Family Fun Contributor.  She specializes in no-fuss ideas that help families build bonds and have more fun!
She believes balloons are the all-time best party supply.   And, that most crafty problems can be solved with scotch tape and a stapler.

Follow Celeste on Instagram @sevenloops

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