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Leprechaun Garden-St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Preschoolers

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With just a few supplies, you can make a cute leprechaun garden for a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft. Not only is this Leprechaun Garden perfect for a preschool and kindergarten activity, but this is also a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy throughout the spring.

Gardening Activities for Preschoolers

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Leprechaun Garden – St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Preschoolers

This mini leprechaun garden is such a cute St. Patrick’s Day craft, and it’s also the perfect idea to start getting your children excited about gardening.

What you will need to make your Starburst Slimeis in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in a recipe list form to print out towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Mini Leprechaun Garden St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Start your garden out by collecting an empty tin can from your recycling, or you can use a small pot. Prepare a piece of green colored craft paper to cover the outer surface of the tin can or the pot that you are using.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Use craft glue to wrap and attach the craft paper around the tin can. Make sure to cover the outer surface of the whole tin can.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Fill the tin can with small pebbles, stones or soil.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Trace the template patterns on different colored craft papers and cut them out. The template includes – rainbow base, six arch-shaped borders for six colors of the rainbow, cloud, pot of gold base and pot of gold. You can also just have your children color the template and cut it out to use.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Stick the six arches shaped cutouts on the rainbow base and glue the gold pot on the round cut out base. A small part of the gold pot’s bottom should be visible on the top side of the gold pot.

Apply gold glitter on the pot base part which is visible from the top side to make it look like a pot of gold. Stick the cloud cut out on either open end side of the rainbow. Now stick the rainbow-cloud and the pot of gold on popsicle sticks.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Prepare popsicle sticks to make a mini ladder. You will need two popsicle sticks for the sides of the ladder and 5 or 6 small sticks (by cutting the popsicle sticks in 1/2) for the stairs of the ladder.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Paint the popsicle sticks and allow the paint to dry.

Place the two longer popsicles on a flat surface, parallel. Keep a small gap between both of the sticks. Glue the little sticks on, making a ladder.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

I’ve shared a few different options for this step – Prepare needle and thread and thread pompoms/wooden beads/ seed beads into it. You can also cut out small triangle shapes from colored craft paper and glue them on sticks or use a piece of thread to make a mini paper bunting.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Check to make sure all of your items for the mini leprechaun garden are ready.

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

Decorate the garden with any other fun items. Add a couple of little plants or herbs and if you have room place a little leprechaun in your garden.

Leprechaun Garden, Gardening Activities for Preschoolers, With just a few supplies, you can make a cute Leprechaun Garden for St. Patrick's Day. This Easy Garden idea for preschoolers and kindergarten is a sweet rainbow garden you can enjoy all spring. St. Patrick's Day Craft for Preschoolers

St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

How to Catch a LeprechaunThe Itsy Bitsy LeprechaunTen Lucky LeprechaunsPete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase

 

PIN THIS LEPRECHAUN GARDEN TO SAVE

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CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE LEPRECHAUN GARDEN TEMPLATES

Clever Kid Toys Kids Gardening Set Includes Sturdy Tote Bag, Watering Can, Shovel, Rake, and Trowel - Kids Garden ToolsOh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)Planting a RainbowMiniature Dollhouse FAIRY GARDEN - Lucky Irish Kids - Set of 4 - Accessories

 

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Leprechaun Garden
Keyword: Leprechaun Garden St. Patrick’s Day Craft
Ingredients
  • Colored craft paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Acrylic paint and brush
  • Gold craft glitter
  • Pom poms/beads/ seed beads
  • optional: Needle and thread
  • Tin can (Recycle)
Instructions
  1. Collect an empty tin can from your recycling, or you can use a small pot. Prepare a piece of green colored craft paper to cover the outer surface of the tin can or the pot that you are using. 
  2. Use craft glue to wrap and attach the craft paper around the tin can. Make sure to cover the outer surface of the whole tin can.
  3. Fill the tin can with small pebbles, stones or soil.

  4. Trace the template patterns on different colored craft papers and cut them out. The template includes – rainbow base, six arch-shaped borders for six colors of the rainbow, cloud, pot of gold base and pot of gold. 
  5. Stick the six arches shaped cutouts on the rainbow base and stick the gold pot on the round cut out base. A small part of the gold pot’s bottom should be visible on the top side of the gold pot.
  6. Apply gold glitter on the pot base part which is visible from the top side to make it look like a pot of gold. Stick the cloud cut out on either open end side of the rainbow. Now stick the rainbow-cloud and the pot of gold on popsicle sticks.
  7. Prepare popsicle sticks to make a mini ladder. You will need two popsicle sticks for the sides of the ladder and 5 or 6 small sticks (by cutting the popsicle sticks in 1/2) for the stairs of the ladder.
  8. Paint the popsicle sticks and allow the paint to dry.
  9. Place the two longer popsicles on a flat surface, parallel. Keep a small gap between both of the sticks. Glue the little sticks on, making a ladder.
  10. Prepare needle and thread and thread pompoms/wooden beads/ seed beads into it. Or cut out small triangle shapes from colored craft papers and stick them on a piece of thread to make a mini paper bunting.
  11. Check to make sure all of your items for the mini leprechaun garden are dry.

  12. Decorate the garden with any other fun items. Add a couple of little plants or herbs if you have room more decorations place a little leprechaun in your garden.

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