St Patricks Day Crafts


Welcome to my St Patricks Day crafts for kids section. Further down the page you'll also find some facts about St. Patrick's Day.

St Patricks Day Crafts:The Shamrock

St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain to people about the Holy Trinity: one God in three divine beings; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Paper plate Shamrock

Supplies Needed:


four 9 inch paper plates
green tempera paint
white glue
string
stapler
hole punch
scissors

Cut one side of each of the plates to look like the top of a heart. These will be the leaves of the shamrock. Staple them together with the "heart bumps" on the outer edge to form the shamrock. Cut a curved stem from the rim of the remaining paper plate. Staple it to the bottom of the shamrock. Paint the shamrock green. Punch a hole in the top of the shamrock. Cut a 12 inch piece of string and thread it through the hole and tie the two ends together to hang up the shamrock.

St Patricks Day crafts:Shamrock pin

Supplies Needed:

3 hearts (1 inch in size) cut out from green foam sheet
glue
green sparkle paint
pin back

Paint the heart shapes with the green sparkle paint. Let dry. Glue the three hearts together so that the tops of the hearts are on the outer edge to form the shamrock. Use a small scrap piece of foam to glue the hearts to(it will be in the back and not seen from the front of the craft). Glue a button, sequin or pompom to the center of the shamrock. Cut out another small thin piece of green foam for the stem and glue it on. Parent to help glue the pin onto the back of the shamrock.

Irish Mint Shake

If you start to work up a thirst from all your St Patricks Day crafts, here's a yummy Irish mint shake you and the kids will enjoy!

1 cup milk
2 scoops vanilla nonfat frozen yoghurt or mint sherbert
2 to 3 drops green food coloring
1 tsp peppermint extract

Pour all into a blender and blend until smooth and green. Enjoy!


Facts About St. Patrick's Day

-St. Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17th

-It is celebrated by the Irish and other people in many parts of the world. They honor St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. He lived many years ago(Around the year 380).

-People honor St. Patrick on March 17th because he died on that date in the year 461.

People dress in green on March 17 to honor an ancient Irish custom. Hundreds of years ago the people of Ireland burned branches with green leaves during the month of March and spread the ashes in fields to make them fertile and green. To wear green is to honor Ireland, the emerald Isle.

The Shillelagh

In Ireland, many years ago, there was an old Oak forest called Shillelagh. The Irish liked to own a "sprig of shillelagh", a short oak club or walking stick from the forest. It is often decorated with green ribbons.

The Harp

This is a musical instrument that has been popular with the Irish people for a long time. It is another St. Patrick's Day decoration.

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