St. Patrick's Day Candle Craft Printable Activity

St. Patrick's Day Candle Craft Printable Activity

Holiday Lights: Light is meaningful in holiday celebrations in many cultures. Share some information about St. Patrick's Day holiday below. Read a related picture book, video, sing a song or read a poem.

Holiday information: St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that centers on the figure of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick became a priest, and he successfully ministered to the Irish Christians and was instrumental in converting many to Christianity.


  • printer
  • white paper or cardstock
  • coloring and/or painting tools
  • scissors
  • glue


Learning activities: Review and discuss the significant symbols and colors in the craft:

  • The three colors of the flag of Ireland are green, white and orange.
  • The shamrock is a sprig of a three-leafed clover, and a Irish national symbol.
  • The rainbow is another symbol closely associated with St. Patrick's Day celebrations. In Irish folklore and mythology, it is said that at the end of a rainbow, you may find a leprechaun and his treasured pot of gold.
  • A leprechaun is an Irish fairy - old Irish for "small body." Their trade is that of a cobbler, a shoemaker.

Craft assembly:
Make sure to save the small image of the craft in the template as a visual aid during craft assembly.

  1. Print on paper or card stock.
  2. Color if applicable with the holiday colors.
  3. Cut out the pieces.
  4. Glue the color strips in the number order indicated on the blank candle template.
  5. Glue large rainbow oval to back of candle.
  6. Glue candle flame and two shamrocks.

Optional ideas for the craft:

Use as an ornament, gift tag, greeting card (paste to folded paper and write greeting message inside), add to a wreath or other similar decoration.


  • Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
  • Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.

St. Patrick's Day Candle Craft Printable Activity

St. Patrick's Day candle craft    color   or   B&W

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