St. Patrick's Day is mostly an overlooked holiday at our house. Sure, the kids might wear green to school so they don't get pinched, but I have never made any kind of big deal over the holiday. Once, The Maestro and I even went to Chicago over St. Patrick's Day weekend and we just had no idea.
We learned pretty quickly that St. Patrick's Day in Chicago is not an overlooked holiday. It is a really big deal. And while I still mostly ignore the holiday (hey—I'm not Irish, nor am I Catholic!) I figured I should at least start paying a little attention to it.
No leprechauns will be visiting our house to leave gold for the kids or to turn the milk green in the morning, but I thought it might be fun to give some little St. Patrick's Day gifts.
I have a bunch of little jam jars, so I thought it would be fun to make a candy rainbow with a pot of gold with them. I made a cute printable that says "you are my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" to go on top of the jars and I think it turned out darling!
Small mason jar with standard sized lid (you could actually upcycle any glass jar for this project)
Plain M&Ms, Skittles, or rainbow colored jelly beans
Individually wrapped Rolos (the ones that come in a bag, not a roll)
Ribbon (I used green ric-rac, but it would be fun to use rainbow ribbon, too)
Download the printable (see directions for downloading below)
Print onto white cardstock
Place 4-5 Rolos in bottom of jar
Separate candy into rainbow colors and layer the colors on top of the Rolos
Cut out the printable
Glue printable to jar lid
Glue ribbon around jar lid to secure it (I just use a dot of glue every inch or so)
Tie ribbon in bow
Put lid on jar
Voila! An adorable St. Patrick's Day gift to give to your kids, their teachers, your friends, or anyone else who needs a little love!
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!