Create Meaningful Moments This St. Patrick's Day with Simple DIY Crafts!

Create Meaningful Moments This St. Patrick's Day with Simple DIY Crafts!

With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, why not infuse your celebrations with a touch of creativity and meaning? Whether you're eager to engage your little ones in fun activities or simply crave some crafting therapy yourself, our collection of DIY projects is just what you need. From crafting non-toxic playdough to adorning your windows with homemade sun catchers, these crafts promise to add a dash of Irish charm to your home.

Homemade Non-Toxic Play-dough:

Indulge in the joy of crafting homemade playdough with your loved ones. Not only is it a delightful sensory experience, but it's also a safe and eco-conscious choice for your family. Our recipe ensures that every squishy masterpiece is free from harmful chemicals, giving you peace of mind as your children dive into imaginative play. And with the option to customize shades and add a sprinkle of glitter, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

To make your own play-dough, you'll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Green dye free food coloring 


  • In a large saucepan, combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
  • Gradually stir in the water and vegetable oil until the mixture is smooth.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the dough forms a ball.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into several portions and add green food coloring to each portion until you reach your desired shade.
  • If desired, add glitter for some extra sparkle.
  • Store in an airtight container when not in use.

Shamrock SunCatcher:

Transform your windows into beacons of St. Patrick's Day cheer with our charming shamrock sun catcher craft. With just a handful of materials, you can create a radiant display that captures the essence of the holiday. Let your imagination run wild as you arrange green and gold tissue paper pieces to form intricate designs, infusing your home with warmth and festivity. Hang your sun catcher in a sunny spot and watch as it dances with color, spreading joy to all who behold it.

To make your own sun catcher, you'll need:

  • Green and gold tissue paper
  • Clear contact paper (any clear material, or wax paper will work as well)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Shamrock template to trace (optional)


  1. Cut a piece of contact paper (or paper of choice) to your desired size. *If you are using non-stick paper you can stick tissue paper pieces to material with mod podge (step 7)
  2. Peel off the backing and lay the contact paper sticky side up on a flat surface.
  3. Use a pencil to trace a shamrock shape onto the contact paper, or use a template if you prefer.
  4. Cut out the shamrock shape from the contact paper.
  5. Cut small squares or strips of green and gold tissue paper.
  6. Arrange the tissue paper pieces on the sticky side of the contact paper, filling in the shamrock shape.
  7. Once the shamrock is filled in, cut a second piece of contact paper to the same size as the first.
  8. Peel off the backing and carefully place it sticky side down over the shamrock, sealing in the tissue paper.
  9. Trim any excess contact paper from the edges.
  10. Hang your sun catcher in a sunny window and enjoy the colorful display!


This St. Patrick's Day, let your celebrations be a reflection of your values and beliefs. These DIY crafts not only offer a fun way to spend time with your family but also serve as a reminder of what truly matters. As you hang your shamrock sun catcher in the window, or mold playdough into whimsical shapes, may you find joy in the moments shared and the values upheld. And if you're seeking more eco-friendly and faith-focused ideas, check out our last blog for Eco-Friendly and Faith-Focused Easter Basket Fillers for Kids!

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