Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Happy St Patty’s Day! If you’re scrambling to come up with some fun and easy activities to celebrate, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve come up with a few decorations, recipes, and activities to make this St. Patrick’s Day special. All of the materials can most likely be found around your house, you may only need a quick trip to the grocery store for one or two items.

Studio DIY- St. Patricks Day Streamers

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock StreamersStudio DIY

Find some green streamers, and you’ll have a fun shamrock decoration in no time. This garland makes for a great party decoration or just as a quick way to spruce up your home without spending a bunch of time crafting decorations.

 

Thumb Printed Shamrocks - Inner Child Fun

 

Thumb Printed ShamrocksInner Child Fun

Grab your green ink pad and cardstock, and teach your children to make shamrocks using their thumbs. This great St. Patrick’s Day craft can be repeated every year to watch your children grow. You could even hang on to the same paper every year, and display it as your child grows!

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Shamrock Prints

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.

Shamrock Print from a Toilet Paper Roll at ThinkCrafts.com

We are lovers of the Irish and all things St Patrick’s Day. This little project is a cute way to use an alternative “brush” for the children. It also teaches them to create a new shape by using a shape they are already familiar with. I loved making this with her as she discovered the use of a paper roll to make a heart and that placing 3 hearts together makes a shamrock. Art and crafts are great teaching tools!

Shamrock Stamp

Grab some empty toilet paper rolls and green paint!

Supplies:

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Shamrock Angel

By Guest Blogger Noreen from The Crafty Journal

The Crafty Journal is an endless collection of  her own craft projects and tutorials from all over the web for every age and every occasion.

Shamrock Angel from ThinkCrafts.com

A shamrock angel is a fun idea for a St. Patrick’s Day decoration. It can be used on a mantel or side table, or as a centerpiece on a dining table.  It would be easy to make several for a party. You could also put a magnet on the back and attach it to your refrigerator.

I dyed a coffee filter green to make this angel, but it could easily be made with card stock or construction paper.

I bought the craft foam shamrock at the dollar store, but you can also make one from a sheet of green craft foam.

Materials.

How to Make a Shamrock Angel.

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Luck of the Irish Top Hat

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog Geek with Glasses.

My daughter is an Irish Step Dancer and March is a crazy month for us. We have two St. Patrick Day parades to partake in, so I needed something festive to wear. I love the mini top hats and thought I’d share this tutorial on how to make your own at home.

Mini Top hats are also popular for Steampunk costumes too, it’s all in how you decorate the basic shape.

Today, we are going Leprechaun!

Supplies:

Toilet paper or Paper Towel Roll
Cereal Box
Ribbon
Headband
Glitter
Felt
White Paint / Green Paint
Thread

Optional:

Stickers
Crystals
Other Decorations

Tools:

Pen
Craft Knife
Scissors
Brush
Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Needle

The first thing to do is cut open the cereal box to get a flat side. On the inside (non printed side) of the cereal box trace around the paper roll. This will make the center of the brim of the hat. Next measure 5/8″ all the way around and draw that circle. Cut out the outside circle, then using the craft knife cut the cross marks on the inside circle. This makes tabs to glue the brim to the tube.

Next trace the roll again, this time measure about 1/4″ and make another circle. Cut along the outside line, then cut tabs to fold. This makes the top of the hat, the tabs insert into the tube to hold the top on.

Now, determine how tall the Top Hat should be. This hat is 1 1/2″ tall, carefully use the craft knife to cut the tube so not to smash the roll.

Using the Hot Glue Gun, attach the brim by folding the tabs up and placing the tube over top. Glue the tabs in place. This can be done with craft glue but  then the tabs should be clipped until the glue dries. The Hot Glue makes the project go quicker without drying time. After the brim is in place, fold the tabs on the top of the hat and glue the it in place.

Once the hat is assembled paint the entire piece white or green. I painted mine white, then after the glitter I went in and painted the edge of the brim and bottom green. It wasn’t necessary, but I did not like the white edge. If the entire hat was painted green to start that would not be an issue, but the glitter will show up different with a dark background verses a white background. It’s up to the crafter to decide.

When the paint is dry, cover the hat with craft glue and sprinkle the glitter on. Let the hat dry completely, once dry tap off the extra glitter.

I decorated the hat by gluing a ribbon around the base of the hat. Then using stick vinyl, I cut 3 hearts out using a heart shaped punch. I stuck the hearts on the hat in the shape of a shamrock and glued a crystal in the center. I added another shamrock to the hat in the same way. This is where it can become any type of hat that you want.

Next,  cut a circle of felt and glued it to the bottom to make attaching it to the headband easier.

I made 2 ribbon bows and glued them together, then hot glued the hat on top of them.

To attach the hat to the headband, first hot glue the ribbon/hat to the headband. Then make a couple of stitches around the headband making sure to catch the felt on the hat, secure the thread with a good knot.

Now – put the beautifully crafted hat on your head, drink some kind of ale and eat Bangers and Mash Or follow the rainbow to your pot of gold! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Pin

By Crafts for Learning Contributor, Danielle from the blog Crayonbox Learning.

This activity is fun for all ages groups and can be incorporated into learning activities celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. The best part is that all of the materials needed can be found at CreateForLess. This cute and festive pin activity is fairly simple to create.

Materials Needed:

Step 1. Print off the shamrock templates onto card stock. For my example, I glued the card stock piece onto a piece of tag board scrap to make the back more rigid. (You need the shamrock to be fairly sturdy to hold the weight of the buttons.)

Step 2. Using different sized green buttons, begin gluing onto the shamrock template. I used different kinds of buttons that I have had collected. I filled in the open spaces with really small buttons. (Be sure to supervise young children as some buttons can pose a choking hazard).

Step 3. After the buttons have been glued on, let dry. Depending on the type of glue you use, it may take a few hours for the glue to be completely dry. I used Tacky Glue for my example as it dries clear, and it also is stronger than glue sticks for long term use.

Step 4. Once the buttons are completely dry, you can then add the pin back. Let completely dry before wearing the pins.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Name Plate

By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.

On St. Patrick’s Day, many have corned beef and cabbage for dinner or green eggs for breakfast. In some cases, people will give small gifts in honor of the holiday such as chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil. One way to make this even more fun is to make a good luck name plate just for the occasion. All you’ll need is a few items to put the project together.

What you’ll need:

Step 1. Cover the lid in gold cardstock. Wrap it all the way around the outside and on the inside bottom of the lid, then glue it down with Mod Podge.

Step 2. Draw large four leaf clovers on green cardstock, then carefully cut them out.

Step 3. Cut two strips of green cardstock that wrap all the way around the inside of the lid. Use the scissors to make vertical cuts halfway into the strip so you’ll end up with two green strips that resemble grass.

Step 4. Use the Mod Podge to adhere the uncut part of one strip onto the inside of the lid. Use more of the glue to adhere the second strip onto the first; it creates the illusion of thicker grass.

Step 5. Use Mod Podge to adhere the four leaf clovers on the second strip so they poke out from the grass.

Step 6. Dab some gold glitter glue on your finger, then lightly rub it along the edge each clover so you only leave a touch of gold on each one.

Step 7. Use a thin black marker to write the person’s name on the front of the name plate.

Step 8. Give the project plenty of time to dry before putting anything inside the lid.

 

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