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St. Patrick's Day Candle Craft
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Alphabet >
Letter C > C is for Candle

CraftsCandles > Printable St. Patrick's Day Candle Craft

Holidays and Events >
* March 17 > St. Patrick's Day

Multicultural
> Ireland

Other themes > Rainbow
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.    

Online resource:  St. Patrick's Day at History.com

Activity > St. Patrick's Day Printable Candle
Review and discuss the significant symbols in the craft:
The three colors of the flag of Ireland are green, white and orange. The shamrock is a three-leafed clover, and a Irish national symbol.  The shamrock is also a symbol of the Holy Trinity.  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.

Craft instructions >
1.  Print on sturdy paper or card stock.
2.  Color if applicable with the holiday colors.
3.  Cut out and assemble > paste the color strips in the number order indicated on the blank candle template, paste large rainbow oval to back of candle, paste flame, and the two shamrocks as shown.

Uses for craft > Ornament, gift tag, greeting card (paste to folded paper and write greeting message inside), add to a wreath or other similar decoration.  

Activity > Alphabet Letter C is for Candle >
Print the four or eight word search game with writing tracers or blank lines to practice letter C and it features the word candle.  Present letter C worksheet and mini-book program.

Holidays Lights Candle Theme Crafts:
There are other similar holiday candle crafts for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

St. Patrick's Day Candle Craft

Templates
Color
Black & White


Materials:
*paper
*scissors
*glues stick
*coloring and writing materials



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