Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Handprint Crafts for March - St. Patricks Day, Purim & the Spring Solstice

I really, really hope to love the month of March this year. After the winter we had in New Jersey, I'm more than ready for spring.

If you want to commemorate March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb, here's a cute handprint craft for making the animals from Little Fun; Little Learning:


Photo from Little Fun; Little Learning
March also brings St Patrick's Day on Thursday the 17th, that glorious day when everyone can be a little bit Irish (which I get to be all year-round thanks to my grandma from County Cork) There are no shortage of ideas for Handprint Shamrocks and Handprint Leprechauns online but my favorites are from By Stephanie Lynn who has fun projects including rice art and finger painting. She also has directions for great crafts exploring how to make different shades of green.

And of course, you can never go wrong with a handprint rainbow and the proverbial pot of gold.

Photo from KinderTeacher.com

Purim, this year on March 20, is usually a big celebration here at the Random Handprints home. While this holiday is not one that lends itself particularly to handprint crafts, Creative Jewish Mom has lots of other festive craft ideas, including this Purim Noise Maker (used to drown out the sound of Haman's name during the Megillah reading)

Photo from Creative Jewish Mom
And last, March 20 also brings the first day of (yay!) spring. What better way to celebrate the Vernal Equinox than with handprint and footprint spring flowers?

From Learning as We Grow
What other holidays are you celebrating in March?

Please leave a comment and share your holiday traditions and craft projects!

7 comments:

Liz said...

Maddie did a purple paint hand print hearts today. The only reason why I know this is because her hand is stained pink from it!

Teacher Tam said...

These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing. We'll definitely be making one or two of them.

The Organized Classroom Blog said...

I just had to post these at my facebook page! Adorable ideas!

Jill said...

I love your handprint theme ;)

Nicole Feliciano said...

Love that artwork. We celebrate seeing bits of spring on outdoor walks.

I'm Jennifer. said...

So cute...especially the "feet" leaves on the Spring flowers!

Maldonado said...

Love that artwork. We celebrate seeing bits of spring on outdoor walks.

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