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St. Patrick's Day Arts and Crafts Projects

February 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

St. Patrick's Day is coming fast to mark the arrival of Spring. If you are a teacher who hasn't thought of any arts and crafts projects for your students, here are a couple of ideas that you can do easily, and all of the classroom supplies you need are inexpensive and easily found.

Make the Flag of Ireland:

One Idea for a St. Patrick's Day art project or craft is to have them make the Ireland Flag:

The children can make their own Ireland Flags with red, green and white construction paper. Use a chopstick or a straw for the flagpole.

Have your students create the color green as a St. Patrick's Day art project and/or craft:

Ask the children which of the primary colors you need to use to make green. Then supply them with blue and yellow paint and white paper. It is a good idea to start with your yellow and add a little amount of blue. But let the children to mix the colors to their favorite shade of green. Discuss why all the colors of green are a little different. -Or, you can use water in a clear glass and use two drops of yellow food coloring with one drop of green.

Incorporate math or science into your St. Patrick's Day art projects and crafts:

Goop Mix 2 cups water with a little green food coloring, add 6 cups of cornstarch to make goop the goop-notice the consistency of the goop and why it changes-discuss this scientific phenomenon with your class.

Shamrock Sequencing Cut out many different sizes of shamrocks. (Four or five will probably be fine). Have your children arrange the shamrocks in order of size, largest to smallest or smallest to largest.

Hunt for Green Ask your children to look around the room for things that are green and write down what they find.

Prism fun You can find a prism at many science stores or teachers store. Show your child the prism, and how to see all the colors of a rainbow in the prism.

Incorporate music into your St. Patrick's Day art lessons:

Green Song (Sung to the tune of "Bingo")

There is a color That I say That represents St. Patrick's Day G-R-E-E-N G-R-E-E-N G-R-E-E-N And Green is that color

You can always include snacks in your St. Patrick's Day art projects and crafts:

Have the children decorate Shamrock Cookies: Do this St. Patrick's Day craft by using your favorite recipe for sugar cookies (or any other kind of cookie you would prefer) and use shamrock shaped cookie cutter. When the cookies are cool, let the children place green icing and green sugar, green sprinkles or even green shamrock shaped sprinkles on top.

Green Kool Aid With your regular snack, serve green cool aid.

Green Milk Have the children add a drop of green food coloring to the milk and stir-this could be a great drink to go with the shamrock cookies.

Green Ice Cream Add a drop of green food coloring to vanilla ice cream, or serve chocolate mint ice cream. Both are great with green sprinkles, green sugar, or shamrock shaped sprinkles on top.

Grace Mckenna writes on a wide range of topics concerning teaching, the school system, and particularly how the internet (aka the World Wide Web) impacts teachers and their interaction with the school, parents and children. More of her articles can be found at

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