St. Patrick’s Day and an Easy Oreo Craft

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St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty great holiday.  Everyone wears a bit of green to avoid getting pinched. Adults celebrate in various ways (beer laced with green food coloring.) And kids decorate shamrocks at school.

Pinterest is a mecca of St. Patrick’s Day crafts and colcannon recipes.  I stumbled upon an easy Oreo craft, see the original post here.  To top it off, it’s kid-friendly. In fact, it is so kid-friendly that my girls (a two-year-old constantly testing her boundaries and a six-year-old who loves the fact that she is older and wiser than her sister) did not fight.  Not even one argument.  That’s a bit of a miracle.  This miracle could have been because my youngest just wanted to lick the candy off the cookies, and my oldest just wanted to sprinkle all the cookies.  They both had different jobs. 

Sprinkling and Licking

This cookie craft allows you to be as creative as you want to be.  We had leftover gold and white sprinkles from holiday baking.  All I had to purchase were the Mint Oreos and green candy melts.  I chose the mint cookies because the inside is green, but not all kids like mint flavoring.  So, any cookie will do.  The Oreo’s look a bit like coins at the end of a pot of gold.  

For the sake of shopping, I found the candy melts at Party City and the Oreos at Target.  Luckily, the stores are in close proximity to each other.  Shopping with my two-year-old is quite a challenge lately.  

 Oreo Coins Craft Supplies:

  • 1 package OreosEasy Oreo Craft
  • 1 package green candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Parchment Paper

Directions:

1. Melt the candy melts according to the package.  (It involves defrost mode on a microwave for 30-second intervals with stirring, or you could use a double boiler.  In the past, I’ve used the bowl over boiling water method for creating a makeshift double boiler.  This time, I just used my microwave.)

2. Dip each cookie into the melted candy.  Put them on the parchment paper and add sprinkles.  (Kids can totally do this part!)

3. Place cookies into the fridge for a couple minutes to accelerate the hardening process. The candy will also harden pretty quickly on its own.   

Have fun with this one!  

I discovered that this craft can be used for every holiday.  Just change the color and type of Oreo to match the holiday!  You can also put some of these cookies in a cute bag and give them as gifts or use them for a class party.  

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow! 

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Bethany
Bethany is a stay-at- home mother of two high-energy daughters, ages 5 and 2. Her husband is a busy ER resident. In addition to the two kids, their family consists of two demanding dogs, two demanding cats, and some laid-back fish. Bethany develops curriculum online during nap time or when the kids (finally) fall asleep for the night. She has a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Children’s Literature. She loves yoga and used to be able to do yoga every day. Now, she tries in vain to get through a couple sun salutations, before the girls laugh and climb all over her.  Bethany has been a vegetarian (sometimes vegan) since 1989, and her kids are being raised vegetarian, too. She has a healthy addiction to lilla rose hair clips and works as a stylist.