St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Leprechaun Hat for Cookies or Chips

Items Needed:
  • 1/2 gallon Round ice cream container, clean and dry (you do not need the lid)
  • 2 or 3 sheets of Green construction paper
  • 1 sheet of Yellow or Gray construction paper
  • 1 sheet of Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Double stick tape
  • Large circular object (however wide the construction paper is)

  • Trace around the large circular object on the green construction paper with the pen.
  • Cut out the circle.
  • Use the double stick tape to adhere the circle to the bottom of the ice cream container.
  • Cut a piece of green construction paper to fit around the container. You may need two pieces of construction paper or be able to piece them together.
  • Use the double stick tape to adhere the construction paper around the container.
  • Cut a strip about 2" wide out of the black construction paper.
  • Cut a 4" square out of the gray or yellow construction paper.
  • Cut a rectangle in the middle of the gray construction paper about 1 1/4" x 2". Discard the little piece of construction paper. Hint: Fold the square into fourths and cut a square out of the middle of the folded area. Open up the square.
  • Check positioning of the black band by laying it around the hat about an inch above the brim. Cut off any excess construction paper where it meets in the back.
  • Lay the gray or yellow (buckle) over the black band as shown in the photograph. Once the layout is satisfactory, tape in place.
  • Add green tortilla chips, if available, and get ready for your feast.

Pot of Gold

Items Needed:
  • Shallow small yogurt cup (we used Dannon Sprinkl'ins)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Gold spray paint
  • Black spray paint
  • Gold paint pen, optional

  • Wash and dry thoroughly the yogurt cup.
  • Spray paint the yogurt cup with black paint. Let dry. You may need to spray a few coats to cover.
  • Cut circles out of cardboard.
  • Spray paint the cardboard circles with gold paint. Let dry.
  • Fill your "pot" with "gold". Display on your table as a place setting.
  • Use a gold paint pen to write on a name on the pot, if desired.

Shamrock Hat

Items Needed:
  • Green construction paper
  • 2 Green chenille stems
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Heart shapes (tiny cookie cutters, Woodsies, etc.)

  • Trace around the heart shapes 4 times lining up the sides of the hearts together to form a ring of hearts. Cut out.
  • Repeat above step 3 additional times.
  • Make some small snips between the hearts (not all the way through!) to show the petals of the shamrocks.
  • Cut 2 strips of green construction paper about 1 1/2 inches wide. Tape one end together and try on child's head. Cut and tape to fit. Remove from child's head.
  • Staple one chenille stem to the outside of the green paper ring.
  • Staple the other chenille stem to the opposite side of the green paper ring. (Note: You can use wire cutters and cut the stem in half to make shorter wiggling shamrocks if desired.)
  • Glue 2 shamrocks to the opposite end of each of the chenille stems. Let dry.
  • Place on the child's head and have some fun!