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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids - Lancaster, PA

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and if you have kids or spend a lot of time with them, this is the perfect holiday for fun, family-friendly crafts! Check out some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts your kids will love, or find more at Woman’s Day.

Rainbow Paper Plate

Since St. Patrick’s Day and leprechauns go hand in hand, there are lots of fun leprechaun-themed crafts to have your kids do. One is a rainbow paper plate craft, where you glue cotton and strips of colored paper to a paper plate to look like a rainbow. This one is great for younger tots!

Shamrock T-Shirt

If your munchkins are a little older, they’ll enjoy a shamrock stamped t-shirt, where you cut a shamrock shape and tape it to the front of the shirt, then use an eraser to stamp fabric paint around it. You can also make St. Patrick’s Day garlands to hang up around the house with sparkly shamrocks.

Homemade Play Dough

Some of the cool craft ideas include projects you can make for your kids to play with even after the holiday is over. For example, St. Patrick’s Day play dough uses a regular play dough recipe plus green food coloring and sparkles. Or, if they prefer candy, decorate a pot of gold and fill it with candies covered with gold foil like chocolate coins.

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Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards for Your Sweetie

Valentine’s Day cardsStorebought Valentine’s Day cards can be cute, but feel impersonal. Go the extra mile this Valentine’s Day by making a card for your crush all by yourself!

Host a Card-Making Party

This isn’t so much an idea for a card so much as a call for you to unleash your own creativity. Host a card-making party and have your guests bring their own decorations and supplies to add to the mix.

Your Biggest Fan

Make a cute V-Day card into a fun pun with this fan-shaped card that tells the object of your affections that they have a #1 fan.

Playdough Hearts

Do you like making things with your hands, or do you have kids that like to play with playdough? Use playdough to make these DIY Valentine’s cards with some extra flair.

Turtle Valentines

Does your loved one “bring you out of your shell”? The best way to tell them is with this silly turtle-shaped Valentine’s Day card!

Embellish Printed Valentines

There are lots of Valentine’s Day cards that you can print off the Internet, but you can add a personal touch to them by decorating with gems and ribbons.

 

So what are you waiting for? Surprise your significant other with these ideas for fun, unique Valentine’s Day cards.

Top 5 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine’s Day gifts tend to fall in one of the following categories – chocolates, flowers, or jewelry. However, if you want to give the object of your affection a more personal touch, these DIY ideas might be a better option.

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

 

Did you know that you can make your own homemade bath bombs? Treat your significant other with these heart-shaped jasmine-and-sandalwood wonders.

Custom Glass

Practical gifts are the best, and you and your love can remember Valentine’s Day every time you drink together with this customized name glass.

Heart-Shaped Paper Clips

Here’s an easy one: if you have a way with words, write a long love note, then clip the pages together with these bent heart-shaped clips .

Personalized Candle

Ever carved your initials into a tree trunk? What about a candle? Try out this homemade candle tutorial that’s sure to impress your sweetheart.

Date Night Jar

If you and your significant other prefer experiences over presents, coming up with free or cheap date ideas and picking at random out of a jar can be a great option!

 

Try one of these DIY Valentine’s Day gifts to impress the target of all your admirations with all the hard work you put into their present.

The Origin of the Shamrock and Other St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Everyone is familiar with the shamrock, leprechauns, etc. – but do you know where these St. Patrick’s Day traditions started?

The weather is getting warmer, the birds are starting to chirp, and spring is nearly upon us. You know what that means: St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Everyone is familiar with the shamrock, leprechauns, etc. – but do you know where these St. Patrick’s Day traditions started?

While the tradition of shamrocks has been debated, one thing is clear. Today, they clearly represent Irish heritage and history. It’s been said the shamrocks represent the rebirth of spring, and many claim that St. Patrick himself used the three leaves of the shamrock to represent the Christian Holy Trinity.

St. Patrick himself – by the way – was not actually Irish. In fact, he was born in Britain, kidnapped by Irish pirates, and discovered his faith while he was under their control. Even after he was freed, he returned to Ireland to spread his beliefs as a missionary.

Lastly, leprechauns have a long tradition in Irish folklore, from the Irish word “luchorpán,” which means “little body.” Different stories depict leprechauns differently, but one thing is almost always certain: they sure do love gold.

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