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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Snacks

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Snacks

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Last updated on January 12th, 2023 at 06:03 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How can you make the day a little more green (in a good way) for your kiddos? Here are a few suggestions on how to turn your home into an emerald palace.


St. Patrick's Day Craft and Snack in the shape of a rainbow. Made with fruits and veggies in colors of the rainbow
It doesn’t take much to make a healthy but fun St. Patrick’s Day snack

Make Rainbow Rice (with non-toxic watercolor paints, of course), or for the little ones, colored cereal rainbows are a fun, edible way to get a similar experience. Make the most out of your editable rainbow and use fruit and veggies to make it (fun and healthy = parenting win). Let’s be real, even if you’re not so little, food in the shape of a rainbow it just more fun!

Cut Green Peppers = 4-Leaf Clovers

Green peppers are a great St. Patrick's Day Craft and Snack
Green Peppers are a must on St. Patrick’s Day

Green bell peppers are another great way to eat healthy while still having fun with your food. If you cut green peppers horizontally, you get a clover (3 or 4 leaves depending on the pepper) shape. Eat them, or craft with them: dip in paint and use them as clover stamps.

Shamrock Straw Toppers

Make Shamrock Straw toppers as a St. Patrick's Day Craft
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Sticking with the clover theme, Shamrock Straw Toppers are a cute way to add festivity to drinks (besides using green food coloring of course). Guarantee a pinch-free day with these Clover Hair Pins. This is a kid-simple craft you can make ahead of time, plus they are super cute!

Clover Cookies

Make CLover Cookies as St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Snacks

And for dessert, you can break out that green food coloring and make easy-peasy clover cookies — just roll the dough into little balls and bake! Hardly any muss, and definitely no fuss when your kids are eating them.

St. Paddy’s Craft time!

Leprechaun Trap

Making a Leprechaun Trap with your kids is a fun St. Patrick's Day Craft idea
Making a Leprechaun Trap with your kids is a fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft idea

Of course, your bigger kids will want to try to catch the leprechaun. Make a leprechaun trap together. I wonder how long your little ones can wait up with their tummies full of shamrock cookies to see if they catch a little green man and get his pot of gold? Especially if you put the traps at the end of a rainbow: a stained glass rainbow!

Stained Glass Rainbow

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Snacks

What you need: Tissue paper (colors of the rainbow), glue, a paintbrush, and wax paper.

Directions: Cover the wax paper in an arc of glue with your paintbrush, and have your little ones pat down the tissue paper in a rainbow pattern. Then cut it out and hang it up! It’s that simple. The wax and tissue papers will be translucent enough for the light to shine through and make it look lovely.

(For further instructions and ideas, visit MomOnTimeOut.)

We hope your St Patrick’s Day is full of cheer and laughter! And don’t forget to dress up: it’s the best part!

How do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Here are some ideas from our Twiniversity Community:

“A naughty leprechaun usually visits and turns the milk green and takes a tinkle in the potty. We also are planning to have friends over and I will make a full corned beef and cabbage dinner with homemade Irish soda bread, and Guinness chocolate cake- YUM:)”

“My kids build leprechaun traps and bait them with Lucky Charms! And yes, corned beef (in the crock pot, easy!).”

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“Since we are 1/2 Irish (and 1/1 Swedish – you think WE are stubborn and have a temper! Sheesh! Plus, there are 7 of us!) we eat traditional Irish food, not always corned beef, sometimes lamb stew, or shepherds pie. But one staple is Colconnan – it is absolutely DELICIOUS!”

Staples of St Patrick’s Day…

Irish Soda Bread!
Corned Beef and Cabbage!
Red Potatoes!

Make sure to check out St. Patrick’s Day decorations to make with your kids!

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