St. Patrick’s Day… even if you don’t celebrate it at home, the teachers at school will probably remind your kids to wear green, your neighborhood or city might have a parade, and shamrocks will be everywhere as we celebrate this time-honored Irish tradition. To help you and your family really get into the spirit of the holiday, we’ve gathered a few crafts projects that you and your kids will love putting together. These DIY St. Patrick’s Day crafts are easy, fun, and hands-on. Best of all, the kids can give them to friends or teachers as gifts!
A glittery shamrock
Requiring only 3 paper plates, a popsicle stick, green project paint, some glitter, and glue, these shamrocks are easy and fun to make! First, help your child spray paint each plate and the popsicle stick green. You may want to do this outside or in the garage, with some newspaper or cardboard underneath to keep the mess to a minimum. While the paint’s still wet, the kids can sprinkle glitter onto the plates. After the paint has dried, glue two of the plates together side by side and overlapping slightly, and glue the third one onto the back. Attach the popsicle stick to the back using more glue or tape. All done!