Calling HighPoint Apartments our home already makes us feel really lucky and with all the incredible amenities and such a wonderful community we know we reached the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! To celebrate St. Patrick’s day we wanted to share some fun craft projects and ideas for all to enjoy.
To make our Handprint Lucky Gnome Craft you will need white or cream colored glitter paper, cardstock in green, orange, yellow, and brown, markers for decoration, scissors, and a glue stick. A ⅝” circle punch is also recommended.
- Begin by tracing your little one’s handprint.
- Cut out the handprint.
- Now, cut a sheet of green cardstock in half for the base. Cut another sheet of a different color of green in half, as well. We also used orange and yellow, too.
- Glue the handprint to one of the green cards with the fingers pointed towards the bottom.
- Cut a long triangle shape out of one of the green cards, wide enough to fit the handprint.
- Use the circle punch, or simply cut, a small circle from the brown cardstock.
- Glue the circle in the center of the handprint.
- And position the hat over half the nose and the rest of the handprint.
- Finally, draw some shamrocks on the hat with a green marker. We also drew a simple rainbow on our yellow gnome’s hat, as well.
Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft
This is such a fun project to make. To make the Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft for St. Patrick’s Day you will need
1 piece of green construction paper, 1/2 piece of orange construction paper, scraps of black and yellow construction paper, paper plate, googly eyes, black marker, scissors, and glue.
- Begin by cutting a top hat shape out of green construction paper. Set it aside.
- Next, use your scrap black paper to cut a band for the top hat. Then, use the scrap of yellow paper to cut a buckle for the black band. Use glue or a glue stick to stick the band and buckle onto the hat.
- Now, cut out a bunch of orange squares from the half piece of construction paper. this will be the leprechaun’s beard.
- After the orange squares are cut, glue the hat on to the top of the paper plate. Then, glue the orange squares on the sides and bottom of the plate.
- Now, glue the googly eyes on the plate. Finally, use the marker to draw a smile on your paper plate leprechaun.
Paper Cup Windsock Craft
This Paper Cup St Patrick’s Day Windsock Craft is so colourful and fun. We love the rainbow colours and the dangling shamrock leaves that blow about in the breeze. To make it you will need white paper cups, acrylic paint in rainbow colors, paint brushes or sponges, green yarn, 1.5 inch heart punch(or cut them out using scissors), green card stock, sticky tape, and scissors.
- Start by painting your white paper cup in stripes of rainbow colors.
- When the painted cup is dry make two holes in the bottom. Thread a length of green yarn through the holes and tie them together inside the cup. (You can also just tape the yarn handle on instead if you prefer.)
- Use a 1.5 inch heart hole puncher to cut hearts from green card stock. Glue the points of three hearts together to make a shamrock leaf. Make 4 leaves.
- Cut 2 long (10 inches) and 2 short (7inches) pieces of green yarn Sticky tape a shamrock leaf to the bottom of each one.
- Tape the yarn ends inside the paper cup. Position the two long pieces opposite each other and the two short pieces opposite each other.
- Hang your Paper Cup St Patrick’s Day Windsock Craft up and give it a blow. Doesn’t it look colourful and fun!
Salt Dough Shamrocks
Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft to do with the kids? Then these salt dough shamrocks are ideal. Whether you choose to use them for decorating a seasonal tree or even as a coaster for your St Patrick’s Day Party they are so easy to make. You will need a rolling pin, bowl, baking tray, shamrock cookie cutter, skewer, salt dough, green liquid food coloring, gold ribbon, and plastic gloves (optional to protect your hands from turning green).
- Start by making a batch of homemade salt dough using:
- 500 g plain flour – self raising flour will make the salt dough bubble as it dries especially in the oven.
- 250 g table salt – any fine cooking salt will work
- 125 ml warm water
Mix together the flour and the salt in large bowl. Add the warm water slowly mixing together at the same time. When combined turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. These measurements make around 24 ornaments of a medium cookie cutter size. This dough can be stored for a couple of weeks in an air tight container or ziplock bag with the air expelled.
- Wearing a pair of plastic gloves so that you don’t cover your hands in green add some food coloring to the dough and knead.
- Continue adding the coloring until you have your desired green color.
- Roll out the salt dough to around 1/2cm thick.
- Then using the cookie cutter cut out your shamrock decorations.
- Using the skewer pierce a hole at the top of the shamrock.
- Once your ornament is made either leave to air dry or place them on a lined baking tray in an oven at your lowest temperature for around 2hours.
- Once dried attach some ribbon. If you have a loop it will work to hang if not then it finishes them off nicely.
- If you wish to use them as coasters for a St Patrick’s Day Party then leave out the skewered hole and instead when finished coat with some mod podge or similar to seal them and prevent them going soggy if drinks are spilt on them.
Easy Rainbow Craft
This adorable rainbow craft idea is perfect for kids of all ages and can be adapted to their abilities! You will need a white piece of paper, different colored papers for the rainbow, a paper punch, colored pencils or crayons, glue, and cotton balls.
- Use a paper punch to cut out circles of all the different colored papers.
- Have the kids draw a rainbow with crayons on a white piece of paper.
- Next they can glue the circles on the their rainbow drawing to match the colors. You could also have them use do-a-dot markers.
- Stretch out some cotton and glue it on for the clouds!