How to Make a Paper Shamrock/Clover with paper | St. Patricks Day DIY Decoration – Easy Make

How to Make a Paper Shamrock/Clover with paper | St. Patricks Day DIY Decoration – Easy Make

St. Patrick’s Day is not just for adults, children can celebrate it too. If you are planning a St. Patrick’s Day party for children, there are many great ideas to make it an unforgettable time. Start the celebration with some decorations, activities, and a variety of St. Patrick’s Day party foods. When children arrive, they will be excited and running. If you start the party with some fun games, they will consume some of their excess energy.

Games to play

You can’t have a kids’ party without playing some fun games, and there are many excellent games to choose from. Games at the beginning of the party contribute to an exciting start and are a lot of fun.

Here are some of the great games you can play on St. Patrick’s Day

– Hot potato – Pass the potato in a circle while the music plays, and when the music stops, the person holding the potato is out of the game.

– The lucky elf says… This game is played in the same way as Simon says. Just replace the words “Simon says” with “Lucky goblin says”.

– Freeze the game. Put on some music and all the kids can dance. When the music stops, children should freeze in this position. Anyone who moves when you don’t want them to move is eliminated and you keep going until only one person is left.

– Clover Clover… Cut up green clovers and stick them on the floor. Take one cloverleaf less than the number of children involved. They’ll march and stomp to the music. When the music stops, everyone must stand on a clover. The person who runs out of the clover is out of the game, and you must remove a clover each time someone leaves.

Children will have a great time at these games. Just be sure to choose fun, upbeat music to accompany the games, to make them more exciting for the kids.

Party Food

Once the children are tired, it is a good time to serve some of the many meals of the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Here are some good ideas to help you get started. You can serve rolls or sugar cookies with green icing, elf cake or Irish soda bread. Make sandwiches and cut them up with a cookie-cutter in the shape of clover or elf.

You can serve lime coolant or punch for drinks, or you can add food coloring to other drinks to make them greener. If you’re still having trouble deciding which foods to serve, take out your cookbook or family recipe box for more great ideas.

After everyone has enjoyed a snack and a drink, you can finish the party with some crafts designed for the age group. Choose something that is a little difficult, but doesn’t take too long to finish. For example, you could make a “pot of gold”, paint it or hand paint it and cut out clovers, elves and other designs for St. Patrick’s Day.

How to Make a Paper Shamrock/Clover with paper | St. Patricks Day DIY Decoration – Easy Make

Kid’s crafts are fun at any time of the year but during the holiday’s they just seem to have extra excitement for the kids. Although some holidays are more fun than others, all holidays have a special appeal and are a great time to try out some new craft ideas. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. So get out the green and rainbow colors and let’s have some fun with these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids.

Sun Catchers

Suncatchers are always a favorite for many different craft ideas. But during St. Patrick’s Day, these are the crafts for kids. That’s because the rainbow is a typical symbol for St. Patty’s Day. And of course, a rainbow needs the sun to show off all the colors. Here are a couple of kids craft ideas for a rainbow suncatcher.

Sun Catcher Craft #1

Supplies

Large Plastic Lid (like from a tub of margarine or Ice Cream Container)
Colored Tissue Paper (in Rainbow Colors)
Elmer’s Glue

Directions

Spread the glue generously around the plastic lid. Don’t overdo it as the thicker the glue the less sun will shine through.
Now tear small pieces of your first color and place it in the glue forming an arc for the rainbow.  Repeat with the other colors until your rainbow is complete.
Let the glue dry for at least 24 hours.  Then simply pop the rainbow craft out of the plastic lid.
Punch a hole in the top and thread it with string, yarn, or ribbon for hanging.

This rainbow kids craft idea will look great in your window and will “catch” the sun for a beautiful look.

Sun Catcher Craft #2

Supplies

Clear Contact Paper
Colored Streamers
Scissors

Shamrock Kids Craft Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day crafts would not be complete without a few shamrocks. These ideas can get you and your house green and bring you a bit of luck from the Irish.

Shamrock Craft #1

If you can’t find any green clothes for St. Patty’s Day, then make this simple shamrock pin for your green.

Supplies

Green Construction Paper (in different shades of green)
Shamrock Template
Scissors
Safety Pin
Clear Acrylic Spray

Directions

Cut out three or four shamrocks in the different shades of green. Make each one slightly smaller than the first.
Glue all the shamrocks together with the largest at the back and smallest on top.
Poke the safety pin through the shamrocks or use hot glue to hold in place at the back. Now pin it on and be Irish for the day.

Shamrock Craft #2

This is a shamrock tree craft. Okay, so shamrocks don’t grow on a tree but this is a fun way to decorate your house for St. Patrick’s Day.

Supplies

Tree Branch
Green Craft Foam or Card Stock (use different shades of green)
Scissors
Hole Punch
String
Terracotta Pot or Container
Floral Foam

Directions

Look for a large branch outside that has several smaller branches coming off of it.
Place some floral foam in your container and stick the branch through the foam.
Now cut out several different shapes and sizes of shamrocks. Punch a hole through each one and tie it to your branch using string.

You can decorate your container in rainbow colors or make it look like a pot of gold.  This little shamrock tree will add lots of green to your St. Patty’s Day decorations.

You can find kids craft ideas just about anywhere.  Look for craft books or online for your next crafting fun.

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