This super simple Saint Patricks Day craft can be used as bookmarks or even little puppets. It’s so fun to paint the rainbow on the popsicle stick, letting the colors mix together where they meet. Stick around to the end to watch the video of how we ombre paint with pompoms. It’s very satisfying.
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Fun Facts about Saint Patrick’s Day
- The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in America was celebrated in Boston in 1737.
- Shamrocks are the national emblem of Ireland.
- Green is now associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but the holiday color was originally blue.
- Legend says that each leaf in the clover has a meaning: hope, faith, love and luck.
- The odds of finding a 4 leaf clover are about 1 in 10,000.
For more fun information about St. Patrick’s Day, check out this article from Parade.
Combine Reading with Crafting
The best way that I can think of to elevate the crafting experience is to pair it with reading a good book. Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day books for kids…
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Large popsicle stick
- Glue stick
- Crayons or markers
- St. Patrick’s Day printable
Like all of the crafts we make here, these St. Patrick’s Day bookmarks are made with items from the master list of supplies that we stick to for every creative project you se here. It really does minimize the prep so that you can get right to the good stuff…crafting with your kids.
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How to make a Saint Patrick’s Day Bookmark
Step 1: Paint the Rainbow
- Lay out some newspaper on your crafting surface.
- Place the large popsicle stick on your newspaper.
- Choose paint colors for your rainbow.
- Use pompoms to paint stripes of color for the rainbow on your popsicle stick. Overlap the colors and blend them together where they meet for an ombre effect.
Step 2: Use the St. Patrick’s Day Printable
- Download and print the St. Patrick’s Day printable. It works best if you print it onto cardstock.
- Choose an emblem to use for your bookmark and color it with markers or crayons.
- Cut out the shape.
*If you don’t have access to a printer or just want to stretch your creativity, draw a St. Patrick’s Day shape, like a clover, pot of gold or leprechaun onto construction paper and cut it out. You can keep this simple or more detailed.
Step 3: Put It Together
- Use your glue stick to attach the cut out emblem to the end of your painted popsicle stick.
- Press firmly so that the glue takes hold and give it a minute to dry before using it.
Now that you know how to make this simple Saint Patrick’s Day craft, don’t stop at one. Make lots of bookmarks and put them in every book or give them as gifts. Have a happy and lucky St. Patrick’s Day!