Celebrate the holiday in a healthy way with your handiwork.
Rather than focusing on green-tinted beverages, try celebrating your Irish pride with some homemade goodies this year.
Dress the part
Gussy up for the day in festive attire.
- These felt shamrock pins are fast and simple to make for anyone with basic sewing skills.
- Create a custom t-shirt with this eraser-stamped clover design or an easy St. Patrick’s Day applique.
- For the crafter who loves to sparkle, you could even cover some shoes in glitter.
Decorate the house
Get the little ones involved in creating window decorations.
- Tear up colored tissue paper and gluing it to wax paper to create these stained glass rainbows.
- Gather color coffee filters with washable markers and spray with water to create these watercolor-inspired shamrocks.
Older kids can fold and cut crepe-paper party streamers to make shamrock garland.
Decorate the walls with these 3-D shamrocks, made from paper heart cut-outs.
For ambitious crafters, wrap a foam ring in fur yarn for a St. Patrick’s Day wreath that looks like it’s covered in grass.
Give a bit of good luck
Whether you’re looking to give a little something at school, or to surprise friends and family—a St. Patrick’s Day gift can make someone feel lucky to have you.
- Find the finger paint and have your kids create fingerprint clover designs on cards.
- Print these St. Paddy’s Day cards and add rubber-band bracelets.
- Fill these St. Patrick Day treat bags with crayons, a notebook and gold coins make great favors for the young and young at heart.
Prepare festive eats
Go green with nutritious, green foods.
- Turn green peppers into shamrocks or clovers by cutting them widthwise.
- Transform pasta dishes with green “zoodles.”
- Use in-season spring veggies for a frittata.
Plan fun for the whole family
If you like to mix your crafts with adventure, consider setting up a St. Patty’s Day treasure hunt. Print and hide the clues to enjoy searching for treasure.