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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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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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