6 Simple St. Patrick’s Day Art Accents

Here’s a list of different art accents you can add to any St. Patrick’s Day writing prompt.

Bordered Paper

For all of my writing classes, students write on bordered paper.  That way they can decorate the border around their writing with an art accent.  You can print and use this paper as well.  Here is the paper for Grades K-2 and Grades 2-7.  Here’s a printout of a border with no lines to use with very early writers.

Now for the ideas!

You can use any one or combine some.

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  1. Use St. Patrick’s Day stickers*.    Here’s a sample to print and hang.


2.  Draw a pot of gold and a rainbow using markers.

Here’s a sample to print and hang.

Golden Sequins

3. Use markers to draw in a large pot sitting on grass.  Then, glue golden sequins* at the top and sprinkled at the bottom as if they’ve fallen out of the pot.

Here’s a sample to print and hang.

Just be sure and use Elmer’s Glue or even better yet, glue dots.  We found that a glue stick didn’t hold the sequins after a while.

Lucky Charms

4. Lucky Charms Cereal*:  Why not?!  Simply glue pieces of the cereal to the border of your writing piece using a glue stick or Elmer’s glue.  Because of the weight of the cereal, you will want to print the lined story paper on card stock.  Let kids snack on a handful when they’re done!



5. Color the border green.


ABC Letters

6. Use ABC Letters* to spell out the title.

Print the Ideas

Here’s the list of the ideas for you to print and use.

The St. Patrick’s Day prompts that I’ve posted so far are:


Green Attack-Reaction Letter

Green Attack-Science Fiction


A BONUS IDEA is to make green or gold slime.  Recently, I’ve discovered the master slime maker at Little Bins for Little Hands.  My own children followed her instructions and had a blast.  So much, that I’m going to find ways to incorporate slime into writing prompts and have students make it for their art accent!