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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes For Kids

Inside: Spend some quality time with the kids in the kitchen making these cute St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes!

St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday to do some fun crafts with the kids and share a fun treat with the family! 

Today, we’re showing you how to make these cute St. Patty’s Day cupcakes that are so simple to make all the kids can help. 

Read on below to see how to make them with your kiddos. 

Cupcakes For St. Patrick’s Day

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My favorite thing about these cupcakes, besides how adorable they are, is that they’re just so simple to create!

There’s no need to rely on fancy decorating skills or anything like that. 

All you need to do is make the cupcakes from a box, frost them and layer on the candy to make the coolest pot of gold and rainbow cupcakes ever!

Ingredients

  • Vanilla cupcake mix
  • Oil
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Green food coloring
  • 2 can vanilla frosting
  • Airhead Extreme Candy
  • Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Miniature marshmallows
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How To Make St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes From A Box Mix

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  1. Prepare the cupcake batter according to the directions of the box mix, then add a few drops green food coloring to the batter. 
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  2. Fill each cupcake liner about 1/2 way full and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool completely. Pot of Gold Cupcakes For Kids | Make these simple and cute St. Patty's Day cupcakes with just a few supplies. #kids #kidsactivities #cupcakes #desserts #treats #baking #stpatricksday #stpatricksdayfood #cupcakesforkids
  3. Mix the canned frosting with the green food dye, then scoop into a decorating bag outfitted with a star tip. Pot of Gold Cupcakes For Kids | Make these simple and cute St. Patty's Day cupcakes with just a few supplies. #kids #kidsactivities #cupcakes #desserts #treats #baking #stpatricksday #stpatricksdayfood #cupcakesforkids
  4. Frost the cupcake with the green frosting. Pot of Gold Cupcakes For Kids | Make these simple and cute St. Patty's Day cupcakes with just a few supplies. #kids #kidsactivities #cupcakes #desserts #treats #baking #stpatricksday #stpatricksdayfood #cupcakesforkids
  5. Cut the Airhead Extremes into 3.5″ pieces and form a rainbow by pushing it into the green frosting. Pot of Gold Cupcakes For Kids | Make these simple and cute St. Patty's Day cupcakes with just a few supplies. #kids #kidsactivities #cupcakes #desserts #treats #baking #stpatricksday #stpatricksdayfood #cupcakesforkids
  6. Place a few mini marshmallows on each side of the airhead extreme. Pot of Gold Cupcakes For Kids | Make these simple and cute St. Patty's Day cupcakes with just a few supplies. #kids #kidsactivities #cupcakes #desserts #treats #baking #stpatricksday #stpatricksdayfood #cupcakesforkids
  7. Unwrap the outer wrapping of the Reeses and frost the top of it with the plain white frosting. 
  8. Sprinkle the gold sprinkles on the top of the Reeses and place on the cupcake.
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Tips For Baking With Young Kids

If you have young kids, there are still plenty of ways they can help make these fun cupcakes! 

You can let them:

  • Place the cupcake liners in the pan
  • Stir the batter
  • Open the candy wrappers
  • Count out the marshmallows 
  • Put on the sprinkles

If you have slightly older children, they can help with more complex steps like cracking the eggs, using the stand mixer, measuring ingredients and more. 

Even if the kids don’t help make these cute St. Patty’s Day cupcakes, as long as they get one to eat, they won’t be disappointed 😉 

If you’re looking for fun and simple activity to do with the kids this St. Patty’s Day, definitely save this recipe for later.

They’ll love making them as much as they’ll love eating them!

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

We always recommend starting any theme with books! These St. Patrick’s Day books are fun and will definitely keep the kids engaged. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your home collection.

Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.

How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patricks’ Day!

Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!

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