St. Patrick’s Day Silly Snake Craft
As legend has it, when St. Patrick went to convert the Irish to Christianity, he also banished all snakes from the island. Experts say there were never any snakes there to begin with, but that’s not the point. It’s a memorable legend and the basis for the connection people make between St. Patrick’s Day and snakes. It’s a story I often tell my class in preparation for the upcoming holiday.
To be honest, I love this craft any time of year, and so do my kids. These paper plate crafts make beautiful, simple decorations out of circles of colorful poster board or paper plates. When making St Patricks crafts I tell my class the story of the snakes and we all use green paper plates and make silly snake kids crafts to hang around the classroom.
First draw a spiral from the center of each plate out to the edge and have kids cut carefully along the line. The center of the spiral will be the snake’s head and the other end will be its tail. Now your students can decorate their paper plate crafts with wiggle eyes, shape stickers, and even a little colored paper tongue to make them into snakes.
Finally, punch a hole in the tails and tie string or ribbon to them so the St Patricks crafts can hang from the ceiling. St. Patrick might or might not have banished all the snakes from Ireland, but you won’t want to banish these adorable kids crafts from your classroom!