St Patrick's Day Craft

Updated on February 21, 2009
J.A. asks from Omaha, NE
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I am planning an Irish Dance Workshop at our studio and I need a St Patrick's Day craft(s) for several age groups. I would like something fun, easy, inexpensive and non messy. We are thinking of decorated hair barrettes for one craft and would like another. The ages would be grade school age, middle school and most likely a group of high school kids. We will have several times during the event to dance, create a craft item and refreshments. Happy St Patrick's Day to all and I hope to hear from you creative mom's soon!

Thanks so much!

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answers from Minneapolis on

Not sure how involved you want to get, but decorating cookies is fun for all ages.

Rainbow & Shamrock Cookies

You will need:

store bought or home baked round sugar cookies (any round cookie will do)
white cake frosting
cake decorator gels in black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
small yellow candies (we used mini M&M's, Nerds and Chiklets)
small round green candies

What you do:

Spread each cookie with white frosting.

Place the yellow candies in the area that you want your "pot of gold" to be.

Use black decorator gel to draw on and color in a pot under the "gold".

Use rainbow colored decorator gels to draw on rainbows. Rainbow colors go in the following order:


You can also decorate cookies with shamrocks by simply placing three round green candies in a triangle and drawing on a shamrock stem with green decorator gel.

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answers from La Crosse on

I got these from the Crayola Website,
the supplies you can get from Wal-Mart or even the Dollar Store for very cheap but the kids will still enjoy. It's geared more toward the younger and middle school, not really the high school. Hopefully others will have ideas for them.

St. Patricks Hat's

1. Party on St. Patrick's Day---or whenever leprechauns and fairies gather at a rainbow's end! Make and wear this hat when you're in a festive mood.

2. With a Crayola® Crayon on green construction paper, draw an oval large enough to fit on top of your head. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors. Save the scrap paper. Cut a point at the front of the hat. Cut a small U in the back. Draw feathers on the scrap paper.

3. Decorate the hat and paper feathers with crayons and Crayola Glitter Glue. Include Irish names and symbols, rainbows, pots of gold, or other designs that remind you of leprechaun adventures. Dry.

4. Bring the two sides of the U opening in the back together. Glue with Crayola School Glue. Hold the hat together with a paper clip until dry.

5. Cut out the paper feathers. Glue them to the back of the hat so they stick up and show from the front. Dance an Irish jig while

Coffee Filter 4 leaf clover

1. Use blue and yellow Crayola® Washable Markers to color several coffee filters. For instance, color one side of a filter blue and the other yellow. On a second filter, mix the two colors evenly. Or try dots of both colors. Make stripes of blue and yellow on another filter. Be adventuresome with the amount and intensity of blues and yellows.

2. Cover your work area with newspaper. Spritz filters with water and watch how the colors run together to form green. Notice how the greens differ depending on the blues and yellows used. Dry.

3. Place coffee filters in the shape of a four-leaf clover. Glue the shamrock to construction paper or recycled cardboard with a Crayola Glue Stick. Draw a shamrock stem with green marker.

4. Write a St. Patrick's Day message, or wishes for luck, on your creation.

Lucky Parade Hat
1. Ask an adult to punch a hole on each side of a small paper bowl. Thread and knot sewing elastic through the two holes.

2. Turn bowl upside down. Decorate with shamrocks, a buckle, or other festive parade designs using Crayola® Washable Markers.

3. Accent your hat's buckle with gold or silver Crayola Glitter Glue. For St. Patrick's Day, spread green glitter glue over the hat for a shimmering effect. Dry before wearing.

Have fun!



answers from Omaha on

For the older kids maybe they could make fun bracelets in St. Pat colors? The girls could use beads and the boys could just braid brightly colored thread or offer both choices? Fairly easy to make and you can get supplies at any craft store like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. also has fun holiday crafts. You might check there too for holiday ideas.



answers from Minneapolis on

You could always look at Oriental Trading Company ( They always have inexpensive great ideas for holiday projects. It might help you think of an idea too.

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