Inside: March crafts and activities for kids!
It’s March! That means windy days, the color green and signs of spring. It also means fun March crafts for kids that celebrate all this month has to offer.
Grab some paper, scissors and glue because it is time to March out some awesome activities and crafts!
In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb
Unless you live in the Midwest United States like me. Then March usually comes in like a lion and goes out like a lion! Not sure if we really know what lamb days are here.
Nonetheless, I like to keep track with the kids whether each day in the month is a windy “lion” day or a still “lamb” day.
One way to do that is to put a picture of a lion or a lamb on each day of the month on a calendar.
When I taught Kindergarten, my students always enjoyed making lions and lambs out of paper plates. Here are the directions for those projects.
- White paper plate
- Yellow, orange, brown and black construction paper
- Googly Eyes
Cut one inch strips that are 3-4 inches in length out of yellow, brown and orange construction paper. Glue them alternately on the edge of a white paper plate to resemble a lion’s mane. Cut out a diamond from yellow construction paper for the head of the lion. Glue googly eyes, an orange nose and black construction paper whiskers on the yellow diamond head. Draw a mouth with a black crayon. Cut out ears and glue to the head. Glue the head to the plate so that no white part of the plate is showing.
No Lion! This March craft for kids will be a “mane” hit!
- White paper plate
- Pink construction paper
- Cotton balls or polyester stuffing
- Black crayon
- Googly eyes
Cut ears out of pink construction paper. Glue them on the sides of the plate. Glue cotton balls or polyester stuffing around the perimeter of the plate to resemble the wool of the lamb. Draw a mouth and nose with a black crayon. Cut out a pink tongue to glue on below the mouth. Glue on googly eyes to complete the project.
Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham?
Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved and talented children’s book authors of all time. His birthday is March 2 and so it’s the perfect time to read his books and do some related activities.
One of my favorite Dr. Seuss activities to do with kids is make green eggs and ham after reading…you guessed it….Green Eggs and Ham!
Simply add green food coloring to scrambled eggs and offer it to your kids. If they like eggs, they will most likely enjoy them. If they are not a fan of eggs, then they probably won’t like them.
Another fun activity is to make Cat in the Hat hats for your kids to wear. Cut several one inch wide strips from red construction paper. Glue them on a white piece of paper to represent the famous red and white striped Cat’s hat. Staple a band of paper at the bottom of the hat to fit your child’s head.
Leprechauns, Shamrocks and Rainbows….Oh My!
Leprechauns, four leaf clovers and hoping you don’t get pinched for not wearing green. That’s the fun of St. Patrick’s Day. Rainbows and pots of gold also come to mind when I think of this mid-March holiday. Here are a few March crafts for kids to celebrate this Irish holiday.
- White Paper
- Green construction paper
- Construction paper scraps in different colors
Cut three hearts and a stem out of green construction paper. Form a shamrock by gluing the hearts together. Glue the stem to the shamrock. Decorate the shamrock with small scraps of colored construction paper glued randomly over the shamrock.
- Empty oatmeal canister with lid
- Green, yellow and black construction paper and/or foam
- Chenille stems (pipe cleaner) in rainbow colors
- Pom Poms in various colors
- Any kind of gold trinket
Wrap green construction paper around the oatmeal canister and glue it on. Cut a hole in the top of the plastic lid for the leprechaun to fall into. Cover the rest of the lid with yellow or green construction paper. Cut out a piece of paper to cover the hole so the leprechaun doesn’t know the hole is there. Put “gold” into the canister before covering the hole with the paper. Cut out shamrock shapes from construction paper or foam to glue on the sides of the canister. Glue pom poms in a rainbow pattern if desired. Glue the canister to a piece of construction paper to form a base. Make a ladder for the leprechaun to climb out of chenille stems. Fasten the top part of the ladder to the lid and the bottom part to the construction paper base. Make a path leading up to the ladder and/or a sign if you would like.
Put the leprechaun trap where you think you might catch a leprechaun in your house. My son put his on the kitchen floor overnight. When he got up early the next morning, there was candy in the trap accompanied by a note that read:
You can’t catch me!
I left you candy which is better than gold.
Lucky the Leprechaun
- White and blue card stock
- Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple tissue paper
- Black construction paper
- Gold foil cupcake liner
- Cotton balls
Glue strips of tissue paper vertically onto a piece of white card stock. Start with red at the top, then orange, yellow, green, blue and purple…the color order of the rainbow. Overlap the pieces slightly as you glue them on. Trace a rainbow on the back of the card stock and cut it out. Glue the rainbow on a blue piece of card stock. Cut out a small pot from black construction paper and glue it at one end of the rainbow. Tear small pieces of the gold foil cupcake liner. Glue them on the top of the pot to resemble pieces of gold. Glue cotton balls at the other end of the rainbow to resemble clouds.
Let’s Go Fly a Kite!
Another symbol of March is the kite. This is the perfect month to get out this fun wind toy and take it for a flight. After you spend an afternoon flying kites with your kids, make this fun craft to remember it.
- Colored construction paper
- Colored tissue paper
- Con-Tact paper
- Yarn or paper streamers
Cut out a kite shape from construction paper. Cut the middle from the kite to form a frame. Attach the kite frame to the sticky part of the Con-Tact paper, then trim around the frame to remove the excess. Place various colors of tissue paper squares on the sticky paper. Add a yarn tail to the kite. Cut out bows from construction paper if you would like to add them to the kite’s tail. Tape the kites to your kids’ bedroom window for a fun stained-glass look.
Time to March!
Now that you have finished your March crafts for kids, it’s time to “march” them out for everyone to see. Don’t be afraid to display the creations you and your kids spent time together making. There is something so magical about March as we transition from winter to spring. Showcasing the crafts you made is a great way to celebrate this amazing month. Happy Marching!