This fun St Patrick’s Day Art Idea involves a paper pot of gold with a prayer for kids inside. Your kiddos will love the finished product!
Recently, I realized I don’t have many St Patrick’s Day art or crafts on the blog. Time to fix that! Though March 17 is a fun day of wearing green and pinching those who don’t, it’s also a chance to educate our kids about who St. Patrick was and why we celebrate the holiday.
St. Patrick is probably the most popular saint in Irish history. We celebrate this holiday to honor the arrival of Christianity to Ireland. Just as we do today, early celebrations of St Patrick’s Day included parades and wearing green.
It is believed that shamrocks became closely associated with the holiday because St. Patrick used the tiny plant to visually describe the Holy Trinity to the Irish people.
St Patrick’s Day Art Idea: Pot of Gold Breastplate Prayer
The St. Patrick Breastplate is an old Irish prayer for protection that dates back to 11th century. We have shortened the prayer to make it easy for kids to read and understand. I coupled the prayer with a pot of gold and shamrock, both icons of the holiday that most kids will relate do when doing this craft.
The prayer in this St Patrick’s Day art piece reads:
This prayer could spark some great discussion about what your kids think each line means to them.
This craft would be a great way to promote the love of the Bible and prayer in your children too!
St Patricks Day Breastplate Prayer Craft
- Printed Template
- Cardstock: black and yellow
- Marker: green and yellow
- Glue stick
First print out the template and cut out the pieces.
Now, trace and cut the oblong oval and long strip from black paper.
Glue the long strip to the top of the oval to complete the pot.
Next, color the circles and the shamrock. You can also print the template again on the yellow cardstock.
Cut out the coins and shamrock.
Then glue the shamrock to the pot.
Now glue three coins on the back of the pot sticking up so you can read the words.
Then stack two more coins on top of those, gluing at the edges.
Finally, top the coin stack with the “Christ” coin.
Now your kids have a cute St Patrick’s Day art piece to hang in the classroom, on the fridge, on their bedroom wall, or anywhere they want to show it off!