Mostly what I remember of St. Patrick’s Day has to do with pinching. Dare go to school as a kid without wearing green and you’re bound to get pinched. But did you know that the original color associated with Saint Patrick was blue? Green soon took over, however, as shamrocks and clover-inspired designs became a feature of the day.
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, Buzz and I made this festive 3-Leaf Clover Macaroni Craft. Using elbow macaroni noodles which I always have in the cabinet, glue, green construction paper and a green marker.
- elbow macaroni noodles
- green construction paper
- green marker
The most difficult aspect of this craft, which isn’t very difficult at all, is figuring out which side of the elbow macaroni to place glue on. You want the macaroni noodles to curve into each other almost like a heart, and one side is better for this than the other. Then, use an extra noodle for the stem.
Glue macaroni noodles together into as many 3-leaf clovers as you’d like on the page. We settled on 5 clovers, 1 for each member of our family.
After all of your clovers are glued onto the page, take your green marker and color the top of the noodles. I didn’t want to color the entire noodle because I like the dimension this method gives.
To finish, Buzz wrote out a Happy St. Patrick’s Day wish on white paper using the same green marker. I then cut that out and glued it on our 3-leaf clover craft sheet.
These 3-leaf clovers are a fun craft that kids can do without much supervision, along with a great way to observe the day. It’s hard to imagine St. Patrick’s Day being anything but green and shamrocks, and we have both covered here. Though don’t forget to wear green, as well. That is, unless you like to be pinched.