Green water coming out of the faucets on St. Patrick's Day. Here's how at Steve Spangler Science. I love the story that Steve Spangler tells about St. Patrick's day at his house.
Trail of gold dust left behind when the Leprechaun escaped your trap (glitter)
Foot prints in the gold dust (you can do this by dipping your fingers into the glitter trail you make.)
Little Leprechaun clothing (a hat, a shoe or a piece of ripped green fabric caught on the trap) left behind
Things our Leprechauns have left behind:
Gold Chocolate coins
Candy in gold foil (Rolos)
Flecks of real gold in a tiny water filled jar
Piece of fools gold
A note from the Leprechaun regarding the trap
Shamrock confetti all over the table
Tricks/pranks our Leprechauns have pulled on us:
Things being turned green (food in the fridge)
Chairs up turned
Anjeanette and Rebecca already mentioned the drop of green food coloring in the bottom of the glass so it looks like the milk or water is magically turned green when poured in.
Another great place to put green food coloring is the bottom of their cereal bowl. Put a drop or two in the bottom, pour in the cereal and then while your child is at the table pour the milk in over the cereal in front of them.
Fun St.Patricks Day Food:
Die all your eggs green.
Make shamrock shaped marshmallows. We will make them white. On St. Patrick's Day they will have green sugar all over them.
I read the statement "Show off your lucky charm" and it was about putting your child's picture in a St. Patrick's Day frame. My twist on that is a Shamrock with my boys pictures on either side. I took fimo clay and cut it into the shape of a shamrock. Then I will place pictures of my boys on each side and seal it up with a clear coat. Then add your shamrock to a necklace with green beads, or if it is for a man, make a key chain.
Here are the pins and a necklace my boys and I made today. I made the shamrocks out of fimo clay and baked them according to the package. I then put out an assortment of green, clear and silver beads. The boys had the option of making a necklace or a pin. They both chose to make pins.
Here is the necklace I made. I am going to have to search for pictures that I want to add to this shamrock. My boys don't always want to get their picture taken so I am going to have to go back and find pictures that will work for this, or wait till they are camera ready. I had other ideas for beading the entire necklace but I like this simple version on thin ribbon. I put a knot between each bead as spacers and to keep the beads in place.