FreeSt. Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day Badge

St Patrick's Day Badge

Make your own St Patrick's Day badge to wear when you look at the parade!

Supplies needed: 

Green paper or thin card paper, 3.5 x 7 " (9 x 18 cm), see template below.

Pencil

Scissors

Ribbon or colored paper

Small piece of gold or other color paper

Method: 

You will find templates for all the parts to use at the bottom of the page. Print and cut the shapes out.

Cut two pieces of green ribbon (or paper) approximately 5" (12cm) long.

Cut an inverted V into one end.

Ribbons

Cut a small round shape for the center of the badge. See samples below.

Also cut out a small shamrock or nice button to place on top of the circle.

Bits and bobs

Cut out the two larger pieces of green paper and fold into a concertina shape, as seen below.

Start at the short end an make the folds about 1/2" wide.

st p day badge

Fold each piece in half.

folding over

Glue one side.

Gluing again

Press the two sides together, hold for a minute until it is set.

Gluing one half

Glue the whole side of the opened shape.

Gluing two bits

Stick the two halves together. It helps if you have a clothes peg to hold it until it has set well.

Gluing together

Glue the two pieces of ribbon together at an angle and then glue them to the back of the badge.

Cut a round paper shape slightly smaller than the badge and tape a safety pin in the middle.

Glue this to the back of the badge on top of the ribbons.

Adding the pin

Add the small shamrock or green button to the small circle and glue to the front of the badge

Adding the back and front

And there you have it. Your own St Patrick's Day badge!

St Patrick's Day badge

How you might use this activity:

For Individuals (independent persons), make as described above.

Or

Along with a caregiver / activity director for the following:

One-on-one activity or early stage memory care / dementia. Provide materials and offer guidance and assistance where needed.

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 Click here to Print Template