Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
We don’t REALLY “celebrate”, but my mom makes “green” pancakes for breakfast, and if we’re really lucky, we have Shamrock Shakes—mint ice cream, FTW!
But I have to admit, until we talked about it in school today, I didn’t know WHY anyone celebrated St. Patrick’s Day—or even who Saint Patrick was.
APPARENTLY he’s the patron saint of Ireland because he brought Christianity to the Irish. According to history, St. Patrick used a shamrock to explain the miracle of the Trinity of God. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world with shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns, pots of gold and obviously, the colour green. The original intent has been lost, but it’s neat that every March 17 many people still celebrate the Irish.
This weekend, my sister and I are pulling out the craft supplies and making some fun St. Patrick’s Day-inspired stuff for Tuesday.
Like these paper plate leprechauns:
And these rainbow hands:
And these shamrock fingerprints:
And MAYBE this St. Patrick’s Day Princess crown—IF my sister’s LUCKY (see what I did there?) (P.S. This is NOT my sister.)
I’m sure the materials / instructions are self explanatory, right? What about you? Crafting anything for St. Patrick’s Day? (Don’t forget to wear GREEN!)
PS: These craft ideas and more found here: http://www.dltk-holidays.com/patrick/craft-index.htm
— Chase Superman Duffy