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St Patrick’s Day Fun for Kids

St Patrick’s Day Fun for Kids – recipes that turn into crafts and fun festive ways for kids to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. These crafts & recipes can be done at home or in-class fun at schools.

Our friends at TheSoul Publishing sent us these St Patty’s Day “hacks” courtesy of their top 5 Youtube channels, 5-Minute Crafts. 5-Minute Crafts always make upcoming holidays more fun for kids.

Also, we’ll be including some FUN Local Events for kids on St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day Fun for Kids – Crafts & Recipes

Green Pasta – If you’re looking to incorporate green into your St Patrick’s Day meals, try this DIY green pasta. Simply make fresh pasta dough with the addition of green food coloring and mold it into any pasta shape you’d like. This is a great project to teach your kids how to make pasta and have fun with it. For a long, spiral design, twist the evenly cut up pasta dough around a stick and repeat. If you’re a teacher, this is a great way to incorporate fun in the classroom on St Patrick’s Day.

Glow in the Dark Green Roses – Here’s a project with a little STEM mixed in – no pun intended. Fill water glasses with water and add green highlighter fluid to the water. After the color is mixed into the water, place white flowers into the glasses. In minutes, the flowers will be transformed into vibrant, green flowers. Teachers, try to have students guess how long it will take for the white flowers to turn a pretty shade of green… or how if they will begin with light green and bolden up to dark green.

Four Leaf Clover Cookies – If you miss the fun of baking Christmas cookies with the kids, here’s your chance make St Patty’s Day cookies.

How to Make Green Cookie Frosting for Four Leave Clover Cookies

Green Cookie Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • green food coloring

Green Cookie Frosting Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth.
  2. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
  3. Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity.
  4. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush or butter knife.

St Patrick’s Day Fun Events for Kids

Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 11a-5p each day
Lake Orion Weekend Events – Leprechaun Days
Canterbury Village (2359 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, 248-391-5700,
Explore the village and collect 1 of each 6 colors of coins. Bring them back to participating shops for a prize. Enjoy FREE photos, petting zoo, kid-friendly DJ, firepits (with s’mores for purchase), and more. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at $5 Parking is required at all events in addition to the admission fee unless otherwise noted. Online ticket & processing fees may apply. Hosted by

Friday, March 17, 2023 from 11a-8p
Utica St Patrick’s Day Events – Ribbit’s Eastside St Patrick’s Day Party at Jimmy John’s Field
Jimmy John’s Field (7171 Auburn Rd, Utica, MI 48317, 248-601-2400 ext 4,
NO cover charge. Opening Day ticket giveaways every hour, watch the NCCA Tournament, food specials, drink specials, and more. For more info, visit

Friday, March 17, 2023 from 5:30p-7p
West Bloomfield St Patrick’s Day Events – Leprechaun Trail Extravaganza
West Bloomfield Twp Recreation Activities Center (4640 Walnut Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and enjoy some fun for the whole family. All participants are encouraged to come dressed in green. You can enjoy a story and a self-guided Leprechaun Extravaganza Scavenger Hunt on the trails of the Civic Center Complex. Ages 3+. $8 resident / $13 non-resident. To register, call 248-451-1900 or visit

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 3p
Westland Weekend Events – St Patrick’s Day Irish Fest
Hellenic Cultural Center (36375 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185)
Celebration of traditional Irish music, song and dance with the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, the Gavin family and more. Irish food and drink available for purchase. $10, Under 12 years old FREE. For more info, contact Michael at 313-537-3489.


Photo Credit – St Patrick’s Day at Canterbury Village

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