Kids Frugal Fun: Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day-Rainbow Cookies!

rainbow cookies

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun and frugal. With St. Patrick’s Day sneaking up quick, I will be focusing on easy St Patricks Day crafts and recipes for the next month!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Just a side note, I laminateas much as I can when doing crafts…it really helps to preserve them.

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day-Rainbow Cookies

Boxed Cookie Mix (or buy refrigerated dough) Use this coupon $1.00 off TWO Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough 
Food Coloring
Sharp Knife

1.  If using refrigerated dough, set it on counter until it reaches room temperature to make it more manageable.  If using boxed mix, follow the directions on the box to create the dough.
2.  Divide the dough into 4 sections.  Whatever colors you want at the top of the rainbow need to be the biggest sections (I messed up this part hence why my cookies aren’t in “proper” rainbow sequence).

3.  Use the food coloring to dye your separate doughs.
4.  On a firm surface (I used a cutting board) form your blue dough into a log shape (again, I messed up this part so my colors are off).

5.  Then layer the rest of your colors on top of the blue to create your rainbow colors.
6.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (about an 1-2 hours).
7.  Slice your roll and lay on cookie sheet.

rainbow cookie log
8.  Cook at 375 until they begin to brown.


Educational Activities:

Science: Obviously this activity lends itself to discuss rainbow and how they are formed and the colors you find in them.

Language Arts: 1. Have your child create a story (you can write while they talk if they aren’t old enough) about a leprechaun finding a rainbow. Encourage them to add as many details as possible (where the rainbow was located, how he searched for it, what was the treasure at the end of it, etc). 2. Read the book The Night Before St. Patrick’s Dayand talk about St. Patrick’s Day and summarize the book. Pay close attention to pictures in the book and see how many rainbows you can spot.

This recipe was adapted from this recipe.

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