St. Patrick's Day Crafts

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This year we have not done much for St. Patrick's Day. (Sorry to my late Irish grandmother.) However when we went to the library on Thursday they had a free St. Patrick's Day craft set up. It was an easy paper plate hat. While Hazel made one I made three (one that Hazel insisted we bring home and two for some of the librarians to wear). The next day Hazel made another one while her friend made one since the craft had not been cleaned up and we had all been there for a free puppet show.

This is Hazel's first one. She started to copy what I did on the ones I was making but had some very creative ideas of her own.

This is the one Hazel insisted we bring home that I made. To make these you cut almost a full circle out of the paper plate center and fold it up then decorate. The librarians provided the cut out shamrocks, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, curling ribbon, sequins and silver sparkly pom poms and markers, glue and scissors. We had a lot of fun. 

Here is the one Hazel made on Friday. She did not put as much time into it, but she likes it just the same.

We have also been enjoying some St. Patrick's Day and Irish books. Here is a collage of books we have read this year and/or last year. I realized earlier this month I never shared the books we read for last year's St. Patrick's Day, so I'll share them now.

  • Leprechaun Tales by Yvonne Carroll
  • The Leprechaun in the Basement by Kathy Tucker
  • Too Many Leprechauns by Stephen Krensky
  • The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo
  • Daniel O'Rourke by Gerald McDermott
  • Fair, Brown and Trembling by Jude Daly
  • The Luck of The Irish by Brendan Patrick Paulsen
  • St. Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons
  • A Fine St. Patrick's Day by Susan Wojciechowski
  • That's What Leprechaun's Do by Eve Bunting
  • Finn McCoul by Brian Gleeson

I also wanted to provide you with the crafts we have done for St. Patrick's Day in the past.

Finally, last March as part of Around the World in 12 Dishes, we "visited" Ireland. Here are the Irish Recipes we made.

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