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Toddler Talk: St. Patrick's Day Art

This is such an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft idea to get your toddler creative and festive (and occupied) during playtime. It works for the younger toddlers all the way up to bigger kids, and I’ll tell you what—it’s just about the cutest keepsake to remember your toddler’s little fingerprints.

(And what grandparent doesn’t love fingerprint art?)


Cardstock or paper

Paint or a multi-colored ink pad (we used paint)

Crayons or markers

An itty bitty thumb

Use your toddler’s thumb to create a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end! We used paint and wiped his finger clean after each color.

Once the outside of the card sufficiently dried, we used green paint — and, most importantly, his thumb — to make three- and four-leaf clovers on the inside.

If your toddler can’t write letters yet, try outlining a message in dots for your little one to trace. E for effort.

You can make a card (like we did) or just a piece of art — and it works whether your toddler needs a little or a lot of help. Cute, right?

Happy crafting!

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