Festive St. Patrick’s Day Ideas from FamilyFun Magazine



St. Patrick’s Day is next weekend. St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday where you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate it. I think everyone is a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. For the record I do have a little bit of Irish in me too. 🙂

One of my all time favorite magazines is FamilyFun Magazine. I started to subscribe to it when my daughter was a toddler. She’ll be 16 in May. That is how long I have been subscribing. I even saved up YEARS worth of issues but finally had to give them away because I had no room for them. Now I just clip out craft ideas or recipes that I like and keep them in a box, which is now busting at the seams.

Our friends at FamilyFun Magazine were kind enough to let me share some wonderful St. Patrick’s Day ideas with my readers. I especially love the “Over the Rainbow” idea.

Over the Rainbow (pictured above)


  • Small bowl
  • Dip of choice (guacamole is a good choice)
  • Bell peppers – various colors
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots


  1. Fill a small bowl with dip.
  2. Slice four long strips of bell peppers in various colors and arrange them as shown.
  3. Cut two small cauliflower clouds, skewer each with a toothpick, then position one on each side of the peppers.
  4. Place sliced carrot coins beside the bowl for the leprechaun’s pot of gold.

Swinging Shamrocks

Swinging Shamrocks 


  • Cardboard tubes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Green paint
  • Fishing line/string


  1. Cut four half-inch rings from a flattened cardboard tube, then cut through one of the folds on each ring.
  2. For three of the rings, bend and glue the two ends to form a heart-shaped leaf.
  3. Fold the fourth ring into a triangular stem and glue the ends together.
  4. Glue the stem between two leaves, then glue on the third.
  5. Paint the shamrock green. When it’s dry, hang it with fishing line or string.

These are too cute!

Do you have a special craft or recipe that you enjoy making on St. Patrick’s Day? If so, I would love to hear about it. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

For more wonderful craft and recipe ideas visit www.FamilyFunMag.com. You can also find them on Facebook.



*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. These ideas were posted with permission.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. stephanie says:

    i love the Over the Rainbow!!

  2. That is awesome! I’m am going to make that.
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  3. I love the Swinging Shamrocks. We don’t have a special craft but I do make green pancakes every St. Patricks day.

  4. Amanda Williams says:

    My kids LOVE celebrating and crafting on holidays!!! We always make something for his class and teachers for the holiday. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Betsy Barnes says:

    I am not very “crafty”, I do make the milk green, lol. I love the Over The Rainbow dish, cute 🙂

  6. saminder gumer says:

    we do not do any special things for st. patrick’s day, but i love these ideas. i like the mobile made from shamrocks a lot. i think u can do this with other holidays as well.

  7. These are some great ideas, I don’t decorate like I used to, but I may do something for the door, thank you for the cool ideas!

  8. I love the Over the Rainbow snack – clever, delicious (simple) and healthy! Sharing with friends and family. Thank you for posting.

  9. Kathy Lane says:

    I love the Over The Rainbow veggies and dip.This would great for a party,and it wouldn’t even have to be for st. patrick’s day.Thanks for posting this idea.

  10. I realize it’s past St. Patrick’s Day, but I love veggies and I am so trying that rainbow! Thanks for the ideas!
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  11. I like doing crafts with my grandson for holidays. I subscribe to Family Fun too its a great magazine with lots of fun stuff in it. Thanks for all the ideas for St. Patricks day