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St Patrick's Day Crafts - for Kids and Party Decorations

Updated on January 17, 2015

Shamrock Decoration

St Patrick`s Day Craft Shamrock
St Patrick`s Day Craft Shamrock

Make An Easy St Patricks Day Shamrock Decoration

The challenge was to come up with a St Patrick's Day craft. I decided it had to be completely my own creation (no browsing the internet or shop windows for ideas) and it had to be really quick and easy to make. It took all night, but here it is - my St Patrick's Day Shamrock for you. It's fast and simple and mess-free (no glue or paint). I hope you have as much fun making these as I did and wish you a Happy St Patrick's Day!

St Patrick's Day Craft - Shamrock Supplies
St Patrick's Day Craft - Shamrock Supplies

Supplies needed to make the shamrock

For the 8 - 10 cm sized Shamrock

~ Green Foil Ribbon (15-18 mm wide)

~ Scissors

~ Ruler

~ Stapler and green staples

~ Something to hang them with (fishing line, thread, gift wrapping ribbon, etc)

Shamrock Step1
Shamrock Step1

Step 1

Cut

Cut 3 lengths of ribbon, each approximately 30cm long

Shamrock Step2
Shamrock Step2

Step 2

Fold and Staple

Fold each length in half and staple parallel to the fold about 1cm from the fold

Shamrock Step3
Shamrock Step3

Step 3

Bend, pinch and staple

Bend the two ends of the ribbon away from each other, all the way to the other side

Pinch them together approximately 6 cm from the bend

When you are holding all 3 together, staple them together

If this is too fiddly, staple each one separately, then all 3 together

Shamrock Step4
Shamrock Step4

Step 4

Trim and hang

Trim the ends if you like on a diagonal

Attach hanging ribbon/thread through a loop in middle leaf

Done!

Now try the double shamrock - instructions below

May the Lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight.

— Irish Blessing

Saint Paddy's Day Craft Supplies - Available on Amazon

St Patrick`s Day Double Shamrock Project

Fancy Double Shamrock for St Patrick`s Day Crafts
Fancy Double Shamrock for St Patrick`s Day Crafts

Try a Double Shamrock

Get Fancy!

For this variation, put two lengths together and continue using the two lengths just as you did the single length above. When you bend the leaf shape, make the inner one smaller.

Shamrock Ring Video Tutorial - Also has headband and bracelet instructions at the end

I love this video! They're great projects, although I don't have glue dots......yet!

May you both live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.

— Irish Blessing

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St Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

There are many terrific St Patrick's Day themed craft ideas for children. Have fun, get messy and enjoy!

Finger Paint St Patrick's Day Kid Craft Projects

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Leprechaun Hand-print Picture for St Patrick's DayFinger Paint St Patrick's Day Craft Project - Pot of Gold Under the Rainbow
Leprechaun Hand-print Picture for St Patrick's Day
Leprechaun Hand-print Picture for St Patrick's Day | Source
Finger Paint St Patrick's Day Craft Project - Pot of Gold Under the Rainbow
Finger Paint St Patrick's Day Craft Project - Pot of Gold Under the Rainbow | Source

Finger Paint St Patrick's Day Kid Crafts

Kids love getting messy and handprint crafts let them! Use washable, non-toxic paints and a washable tablecloth.

1. The leprechaun card is made from a hand-print. It calls for finger paint in green, red or orange and a flesh hue, card or paper, felt marker googly eyes and some black and yellow card or paper for the hat band. If you don't have stick on googly eyes, just use a marker or finger prints. This is the tutorial:

Leprechaun Kids Craft Project

2. The pot of gold under the rainbow requires rainbow paints (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple), black card or paper for the pot, and gold glitter for the gold. You could mix the secondary colours

Pot of Gold Craft Project


Stamping Crafts for St Patrick's Day

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Wine Cork Shamrock StampCarrot Shamrock Stamp Project for KidsShamrock Kid Craft for St Patrick's DaySaint Patrick's Day Children's Craft - Apple Stamping
Wine Cork Shamrock Stamp
Wine Cork Shamrock Stamp | Source
Carrot Shamrock Stamp Project for Kids
Carrot Shamrock Stamp Project for Kids
Shamrock Kid Craft for St Patrick's Day
Shamrock Kid Craft for St Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day Children's Craft - Apple Stamping
Saint Patrick's Day Children's Craft - Apple Stamping

St Patrick's Day Stamp Kids Craft Projects

Stamping is fun and simple to set up. Make pictures, cards or gift tags with your children all you need is paper, green paint and the corks or vegetables!

1. Save wine corks for this simple shamrock stamp - tape together and stamp

Wine Cork Stamp For St Patrick's Day Craft Project

2. Who would think of carrots - very cute shamrock stamp project

Carrot Stamp St Patrick's Day Kids Craft Project

3. Bell peppers have the perfect shape for this - shamrock pepper stamp

Pepper Shamrock Stamp St Patrick's Day Craft

4. Apples too - use the halves for shamrock leaves.

Apple Stamp St Patrick's Day Craft Project For Kids








St Patrick's Day Party Crafts

Add handmade decorative touches to your party

Inspiration for your St Patrick's Day Party

Shamrock Topiary Decorations
Shamrock Topiary Decorations | Source
Shamrock Art
Shamrock Art
Saint Paddy Themed Wreath
Saint Paddy Themed Wreath
Party Paper Chains for St Patrick's Day
Party Paper Chains for St Patrick's Day
Shamrock Bunting
Shamrock Bunting
Irish Themed Garlands
Irish Themed Garlands

Craft Projects for a Saint Patrick's Day Party




1.This is an adorable four leaf clover topiary for tabletop decoration. Find it here:

NoriKraft Four Leaf Clover Topiary Tutorial









Here is an example of St Patrick's Day framed wallpaper art for party or home decoration for inspiration from Lil Luna. I love green so this caught my eye, and I am imagining a grouping on the mantle or wall in a variety of tones and frame sizes. This is a good excuse to get lots of sample paint pots of beautiful greens (and wallpaper!)




I love this rag wreath. If you don't have suitable fabric scraps, you could use assorted ribbon, mesh or netting, or even plastic bags (or a combination of all!). This tutorial is from The Magic of Ordinary Things

Rag Wreath Tutorial









Paper chains are a must. This picture is a fabulous example of how great they can look. I found green staples which make paper chain assembly even easier - of course you can always use glue or tape. This is definitely a project that the kids can help with.







Here is a beautiful bunting from Lil Luna herself. Simple and very charming, perfect for St Paddy's Day.


Shamrock Bunting




Finally, another delightful Saint Patrick's Day Party bunting project. From Sugar Tot Designs, this one uses free printables and looks super.

Saint Paddy Day Bunting Craft Project

Thank you to Lil Luna for assembling and promoting these fabulous craft projects. Her blog is absolutely delicious!

Earth-Friendly St Patrick's Day Party Decorations

Reuse newspaper or other used paper and embellish with vegetable ink shamrock stamping. Make paper chains, banners, bunting and shamrock garlands.

St Patrick`s Day Celebrations

It seems St Patrick`s Day is a day to celebrate everything Irish - and why not! It`s a perfect excuse to throw a party and rather than buy commercial decorations, have a bit of fun making your own. You can also share the fun of the day with your kids with any of the many cute St Patrick's Day craft projects suggested.

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      Nimblepins 2 years ago

      Great - It's so easy to do! Enjoy your crafting time with your son, peachpurple. Thanks for looking

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i like the toilet roll stamping of the clover, my son is going to love it

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      Very detailed instructions are wonderful for those of us who aren't natural crafters!

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      Wayne 5 years ago from west vancouver BC Canada

      St Who?

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      jballs6 5 years ago

      No I haven't but I do have green-fingers! Great lens x

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