Bottle caps are plentiful, and many people throw them away without batting an eye, but there are many fun crafts you can do with bottle caps. This article will provide you with detailed instruction on several St, Patrick’s Day bottle cap crafts for kids.
Shamrocks are the perfect symbol of St. Patrick’s Day, and you can make a lovely shamrock pin using bottle caps with your kids. For this craft you will need green paint, 3 bottle caps, glue(we recommend), a safety pin, scissors, a pencil, and green foam.
Start this craft by helping kids paint the bottle caps green; while the paint is drying trace a shamrock shape onto the foam, and help kids cut the shape out. Next glue the bottle caps to the leaves of the shamrock, and allow them to dry. When the bottle caps have dried you can glue the safety pin to the back of the foam, and you St. Patrick’s Day craft is complete.
Rainbows are a fun theme for St. Patrick’s Day, and this rainbow magnet is a great craft for kids to use bottle caps. For this craft you will need 6 bottle caps, red, orange, green, yellow, blue, black, and purple paint, a paintbrush, cardboard, scissors, glue, and a magnet.
Start this craft by helping kids paint the each bottle cap a single color. Next line the bottle caps up and cut a piece of cardboard slightly bigger than the line of bottle caps. Help kids to paint the cardboard black and allow everything to dry. Next help kids glue the bottle caps onto the cardboard in a row, and allow them to dry again. Finally glue the magnet to the back, and you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day craft to hang on your fridge.
Mini Pot of Gold
Bottle caps make the perfect miniature pot of gold, and these St. Patrick’s Day crafts can be placed around the home, glued to magnets, or used in several other craft projects. For this St. Patrick’s Day craft you will need a bottle cap, black paint, foil, glue, and a small piece of wire.
Start this project by helping kids bend the wire into a handle shape and glue it to the top of the bottle cap. When the wire has dried help kids paint the entire thing black. Next roll the foil into tiny balls and glue them to the inside of the bottle cap. When the entire thing has dried you will have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day craft that you and your kids will enjoy for years to come.
St. Patrick’s Day Pin
Another simple and fun St. Patrick’s Day craft that uses bottle caps is a St. Patrick’s Day message pin. For this craft you will need a bottle cap, green paint, glue, paper, safety pin, pencil, scissors, and permanent marker. Start this craft by tracing the bottle cap onto a piece of paper and allowing kids to paint the bottle cap green.
While the bottle cap is drying help kids cut the bottle cap shape out of the paper, and write a fun message on the paper. Glue the paper message to the inside of the bottle cap, and glue the pin to the back of the bottle cap. When the entire craft is dry, you can wear your St. Patrick’s Day pin with pride.
Bottle caps are usually discarded, but there are many fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts that utilize them. Hope you have a lot of fun this St. Patrick’s Day with your kids!
For more creative craft ideas check out this video.