When it comes to St. Patrick's Day crafts, I tend to gravitate toward the rainbow variety. Not only do I just find them pretty, but I love doing crafts with Noah that helps him with a toddler skill. He really is an expert at his colors at this point and is getting a lot better with his rainbow order. I have to say that this song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse really helped... we sing it overtime we see or try to color a rainbow :) Anyway, back to the craft. So not only is it great for color practice, but it also helps with fine motor skills. Placing each fruit loop on the line of glue requires a more precise touch. Depending on your child's age, you can help as little or as much as you'd like.
FRUIT LOOPS RAINBOW CRAFT
Fruit Loops (if you don't like to actually eat them, I recommend getting an individual size. We got the regular size box because man are they a delicious treat that reminded me of childhood!)
Glue (I find liquid works best)
White piece of construction paper or card stock
You simply make a rainbow with the fruit loops. While ours was a little flatter than a typical rainbow, you can make it however you like. Put a thin line of glue for each layer of the rainbow, I recommend doing this one layer at a time so it doesn't dry out or smear as they work. Let your child pick out the correct color fruit loop and place along the line of glue. Once they are done with the rainbow, squirt a bunch of glue at the end of the rainbow to stick the cotton balls (clouds) to the paper. Let it dry overnight to make sure everything is secure... and that's it!
^^^ Noah had just as much fun eating the Fruit Loops as he did gluing them onto the paper :)