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3 Simple St. Patrick's Day Crafts with Labels
St Patrick’s Day is only 6 days away, and people all over the US are getting ready to celebrate. With everyone wearing green and attending parades, getting together with friends and family, drinking green beer, and eating corned beef and cabbage, it is always a fun time of year.
In this post we discuss a few different crafts that can be done with labels for St. Paddy’s Day.
St Patrick’s Day Clothing Stickers
One of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day traditions is wearing green. Many people that celebrate the holiday wear green clothing, but it could also be a hat, or even a green pin. This is an easy craft that can be done easily with a small rectangular nametag labels.
To do this all you need is a sheet or two of labels, the amount of sheets will vary depending on how many labels you need. If it is for a classroom or an office you may need a few sheets so you have enough for everyone. The first thing you need to figure out is what you want to be on the labels. It can be little shamrocks, leprechauns, or even a pot of gold. There is plenty of free clip art online that you can use to print on your labels, we added some links at the end of the post for your convenience.
Once you decide on that, the next step would be adding your artwork on a label template for the size labels that you need. If you buy your labels from SheetLabels.com, you will see the template on the top right of the label page for the label size you chose. Since green is the color of the holiday, you will want to make sure you have the printer set for color. Once the artwork is set up on the template you can print them out and you are ready to go!
Shamrock Pencil Tops
This is a great craft for the kids to do, and then they can use these on St. Patrick’s Day in class. This can be done with smaller labels, or even with any leftover label trimmings that you may have from one of the other crafts mentioned above. This craft will also be using your laser printer, as well as some free clipart that will work for a pencil topper. We suggest going with something simple like a shamrock or leprechaun face.
The first step is to choose your art and get it set up on the template for the label size that you use. In most cases you can get a few different pencil toppers to print on one label since they are small, but we recommend using two of the same design to stick back to back on top of the pencil.
After you get them printed all you need to do is cut out the printed art, then take one of them and remove the label backing so you can stick the top of pencil to it. Once you stick the first label to the pencil you need to keep the pencil laying down on the table so you can stick the other side to line up with the first one. This will create a front and a back pencil topper which looks nice no matter how you look at it.
St. Paddy’s Day Scene Decor
Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day is also a lot of fun, and it involves lots of green, shamrocks, and leprechauns. This is another simple craft, but allows you and your children to be creative by creating any type of St Patrick’s Day related scene that you like. Some ideas could be a leprechaun with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or St Patrick leading snakes out of Ireland.
No matter what you want to create for your decorative scene it can be done easily using some blank construction paper, crayons, scissors, and some larger labels that can be cut to shapes and sizes. We would recommend using these 4.25” x 3.666” labels, this way you can cut out any shapes that you need, and the excess label material can be crafted into smaller shapes of shamrocks, snakes, or even small leprechaun faces etc.
The first step is outlining the shapes on the label with a crayon or pencil, then you need to cut out your designs. If it is easier for you to print out the artwork that works just as well. Once you have the art all cut out you can start sticking the labels to the construction paper to create your holiday decorative scene. The final step after sticking all of your labels to the paper is coloring them in, which can be done however you and your kids want them to look. This allows the kids to get creative and have fun.
Below are a few links to places that offer free St. Patricks Day Clipart.