3 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Party & Spring Break Fun ideas

Decorations, desserts, drinks & more with Princess & the Monkey

Decoration, Dessert & Drink with Princess and The Monkey

SAN ANTONIO – Check out these DIY projects from Princess & the Monkey.

CATCH A LEPRECHAUN BOX (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Catch a Leprechaun Box

What you need

•Shoe box

•Construction paper

•Gold letters

•Cotton balls


•White paper


•Gold trim


•Pipe cleaners

1. Measure, cut and glue construction paper to shoe box

2. Cut white paper into strips and color rainbow colors

3. Arrange and glue rainbow strip and cotton ball clouds

4. Cut “X” into top construction paper piece to create trap.

5. Glue gold letters “Free Gold”

6. Glue pipe cleaners in ladder design

Legend says, if you catch a Leprechaun, he’ll give you 3 wishes to release him... Good luck!

POT O GOLD CUPCAKE (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Pot O’ Gold Cupcakes

What you need:

•Small black pots

•Cake mix


•Food coloring


•Gold mist


•Piping bags

1. Make your cake mix (or just buy cupcakes from the store

2. Slice into cubes and pack into pots

3. Layer with frosting & sprinkles

4. Spray Oreos with gold mist

5. Top pot with frosting & gold Oreo coins

IRISH SOUR APPLE (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

Irish Sour Apple Cocktail

•1 oz. Jameson Whiskey

•1 1/2 oz. Sour Apple Vodka

•3 1/2 oz. elder flower tonic water

•Apple sliced


Make your own puff paint, bubbles and bird feeder

DIY Spring Break Fun

Make your own puff chalk paint

3 cups flour

3 cups water

6 cups shaving cream

Food coloring

Plastic bag

Squeeze bottles

1. Stir flour and water together till smooth

2. Add 10 or more drops of food coloring and stir

3. Fold in 2 cups of shaving cream. Mix gently

4. Transfer half of paint into plastic bag with corner cut, then squeeze into squeeze bottle

Make your own bubbles

•4 cups warm water

•1/2 cup sugar

•1/2 cup blue dishwashing liquid

•1/4 cup glycerin

•1 tablespoon cornstarch


•Pipe Cleaners

1. Combine sugar and water until sugar dissolves

2. Whisk in dish soap

3. Whisk in Vegetable Glycerine, and then Corn Starch (both optional, but will make better bubbles)

4. If you let it sit overnight bubbles will work better, but not necessary

5. Use pipe cleaner and string to create wand

Bird feeder

•1/2 gallon drink carton

•Acrylic Paint

•Bird seeds



1. Cut sides out of carton

2. Paint carton in your own design

3. Poke hole into top of each side of carton

4. Thread string through carton and knot at the top to hang

5. fill with bird seed & find spot outside to hang

You can find Princess and the Monkey at the Huebner Oaks Farmers Market, Saturdays, located the Huebner Oaks Shopping Center, and on Facebook @princessandthemonkeyhomedecor.

About the Author:

Robert started his career at KSAT more than 10 years ago. He started as a prompter operator, to director, to promotions producer and now SA Live producer. He loved the excitement of news but entertainment is where he feels at home.