Posted on Mar 21, 2014
St Patricks Day Crafts for All Ages and In Home Care for the Elderly
On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is a little bit Irish. The festive green holiday known for its Irish spirit was earlier in the month, and for many, the cause for celebration can last in the days afterwards. Chicago dyed its river green and many other cities hosted parades and festivals to enjoy this fun date. St. Patrick’s Day was originally created to honor the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. He brought Christianity to Ireland and since his death; people have long celebrated his accomplishments by reveling in Irish culture.
There are many ways to show your Irish spirit for St. Patrick’s Day. One of the easiest ways to show your pride is to wear green. Hang a shamrock on your front door. Nosh on a yummy green bagel. Add a can of Guiness Stout to chocolate cake or in an Irish corned beef dinner with potatoes and you have a delicious festive feast.
A fun way to show your festive spirit is to get crafty. A St. Patrick’s Day craft for all ages can be creating your own holiday wreath. Simple shamrock shaped flowers can be created by tying pipe cleaner around a coffee filter and dying it green. Glue those or fabric carnation flowers to a premade wreath foam piece, or a wire coat hanger stretched into a circle, and you have a new spring decoration for your front door.
To add a bit of Irish authenticity to any St. Patrick’s Day craft, incorporate the Irish form of cheers, “Slainte” or a the familiar phrase, “Kiss me I’m Irish”. Irish is a beautiful language and there is a definite revival going around in Ireland to keep the people speaking the native tongue.
Another fun St. Patrick’s Day craft is creating a fun and unique necklace made up of pretty beads and buttons in different shades of green. This project can be fun do with a senior loved one and it results in a pretty piece of jewelry.
Green glitter is an entertaining way to add some punch to your St Patrick’s Day craft activity. Believe it or not, an empty toilet paper roll is an easy way to create a Shamrock print for an easy craft. Bent, cut, and glued in the right way, you can turn your “green” recycling effort into shamrocks. Decorate your mantle or create friendly greeting cards with them after painting them gold or a glittery shade of emerald and using them as stamps.
Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a great reason to get crafty, celebrate a rich heritage and show off your creative skills.
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