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St. Patrick's Day is a perfect excuse for exercising your creativity... with cards, crafts and so many other projects, including instructions on how to make a leprechaun trap, plus related web resources (see below) with instructions on how to fashion your own party centerpieces, plus a downloadable feast of easy paper cut-outs and printables.

Feeling crafty? Here's clever do-it-yourself St. Patrick's Day decoration using construction paper, glue and scissors.

3-D Shamrock Party Decoration

This is a fun, clever do-it-yourself St. Patrick’s Day decoration using construction paper, glue and scissors.

You'll need:
• green construction paper
• scissors
• glue
• string or green ribbon

1. Cut out two shamrocks from construction paper.
2. Fold one shamrock in half and use scissors to cut a slit up the center line almost to the top.
3. Insert the second shamrock into the first (the one with the slit up the middle) and you've created your own 3-D shamrock mobile!

Finally, glue a piece of string to the top, or use a paper punch to make a hole and secure string to it to and hang from the ceiling.

Lucky Sprouts

Go green this St. Patrick’s Day with this all-natural party centerpiece!

st patricks day party craftYou’ll need:

• Compressed sponge
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Plate
• Water cress or alfalfa seeds
• Plastic wrap


1. Draw a shamrock shape on the compressed sponge and cut out with scissors.
2. Wet sponge to allow to expand, then place on plate and liberally sprinkle top of sponge with seeds.
3. Cover with plastic wrap until seeds begin to sprout in a few days time…. instant Ol’ Sod!

St. Patrick’s Day Piñata

Lend every kid's party activity an Irish theme and let the fun begin!

You’ll need:

• Large, sturdy paper shopping bag
• Paint, construction paper, or markers for decorating
• Wrapped candy
• Newspaper
• Adhesive tape or stapler
• A big stick


1. Decorate the shopping bag as you please with paint or markers (shamrocks are easiest),.
2. Crinkle the newspaper and lightly fill the shopping bag.
3. Next, add the wrapped candy or other treats and seal the shopping bag closed with tape or staples.
4. Hang your piñata high enough that it is just out of reach. Line up your guests and blindfold them one at a time, giving them the stick to aim at the piñata. As each participant takes a whack, STAND CLEAR of the stick!


More St. Patrick's Day craft project ideas around the Web:

Around the Web, check out more ideas for creating crafts projects with a St. Patrick's Day theme for home, school, or party decorations.

The biggest challenge will be deciding on which ones to do...

St. Patrick's Day Crafts & Activities
- Check out plenty of rainbows to make into colorful crafts with preschool and elementary age kids - the favorite has to be the paper leprechaun marionette, from Enchanted

St. Patrick's Day Theme - Printables & Worksheets - Here's the motherlode of educational projects, printable games and puzzles, coloring & dot-to-date pages, math worksheets and more from

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