What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with making some fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids?
Crafts are always a fun and kids love to get their hands dirty as they put their creativity to work. These crafts are festive and fun. Kid will love creating the leprechauns, shamrocks, and rainbows for St. Patrick’s Day.
Spruce up your decor with a touch of green and fun homemade deocrations.
This is also a great opportunity to teach them about the history of the holiday and why we celebrate it today.
With only a few supplies and a little creativity, these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids will be a fun way to celebrate the lucky Irish holiday.
Table of Contents
- St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft
- DIY Irish Shamrock Bracelet
- St. Patrick’s Day Gold Nuggets
- Magazine Collage Rainbow Craft
- Paper Plate Shamrock Craft
- Pipe Cleaner and Popsicle Stick Leprechaun
- Origami Shamrock Craft
- St. Patrick’s Day Garland
- Rainbow Shamrock Art
- St. Patrick Puppet Craft
- Four Leaf Clover Corner Bookmark
- Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups
- Leprechaun Hat Craft
- Photo Leprechaun Craft
- Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bookmark
St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft
Fun and easy to make for St. Patrick’s Day, this easy pot of gold craft will have kids making a fun holiday craft.
You’ll find a printable template for all the cut out paper pieces required. Some markers and glue and you’ll have a fun rainbow with a pot of gold in no time at all.
DIY Irish Shamrock Bracelet
Not only is this clover craft a bracelet, it can also be made into a festive St. Patrick’s Day headband or fashion accessory.
Shamrocks are a symbol of Ireland that are perfect for celebrating Ireland’s patron saint.
This stylish fashion accessory also makes a great gift. Plus why not wear a little green on your wrist to keep pinching leprechauns at bay.
St. Patrick’s Day Gold Nuggets
Kids will love getting creative as they paint these rocks with a fun shamrock motif or dip other rocks in gold paint to make their very own “gold” nuggets.
Little leprechauns may come a looking for their gold. This is great fun for toddlers who can collect their gold nuggets in their own black pot.
I retrieved some Halloween black pot decorations from the basement, for gathering Saint Patrick’s Day gold nuggets.
Magazine Collage Rainbow Craft
A fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this rainbow craft is made from pages out of the magazine.
All of the colors of the rainbow can be found on the pages of a glossy magazine.
Little ones can practice scissor skills as they cut out small squares of different colors. There’s lots of learning involved when it comes to sorting the different colors and shades.
Kids can also get creative and make their own end of the rainbow surprise – a leprechaun, a pot of gold or even a sheep.
Paper Plate Shamrock Craft
Perfect for preschoolers, this fun paper plate craft will have children creating a fun shamrock shape out of yarn and paper plates.
You’ll find step-by-step photographic instructions for this fun rainbow craft.
What a fun activity and great way to practise improve fine motor coordination.
Pipe Cleaner and Popsicle Stick Leprechaun
Made with only a few affordable supplies, this fun pipe cleaner and popsicle stick leprechaun craft will have kids creating a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft.
Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners are used to create this fun little Irish man, ready to get up to his tricks and pranks for St. Patrick’s Day.
Toddlers will love this fun little leprechaun.
Origami Shamrock Craft
This fun shamrock craft will teach the kids about the method of origami and how it can be used to create wonderful things.
Little fingers can fold and bend the paper to create a lucky shamrock.
You’ll find all of the instructions and steps here.
St. Patrick’s Day Garland
Add a bit of St. Patrick’s flair to your home with this fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day garland. Included in the tutorial are three different garland styles.
There’s a gold coin garland, a rainbow flag garland, and a pot of gold garland. I love how the pots of gold shimmer with golden coins made from gold sequins.
Rainbow Shamrock Art
A fun and easy craft for St. Patrick’s Day, the kids will love painting and creating this rainbow shamrock piece of art.
This crafty piece of home decor is made with a wooden glitter shamrock, a block of wood, glue, paints and string to hang your art work.
This example features a rainbow background, but you can go crazy and design your own background feature. Forty shades of green can be your inspiration.
St. Patrick Puppet Craft
Kids will love learning about the history of St. Patrick’s Day with this fun St. Patrick puppet craft.
Made with a paper bag, this puppet comes with his own bishop’s outfit, a shamrock and a crozier.
Kids can learn how Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland as they cut and glue their very own puppet.
Four Leaf Clover Corner Bookmark
Fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day crafts are the order of the day. These DIY lucky four-leaf clover style corner bookmarks are a great craft for kids to make at home or in school.
The luck of the Irish is sure to be with you as your mark your pages with this little piece of Irish fun.
Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups
Another fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day, kids will love creating these cool leprechaun hats that they can store their treats in.
Older kids will enjoy making their own snack containers for St Patrick’s Day. These leprechaun hats are made with disposable drink cups, paper and glittery pipe cleaners. You’ll find the step by step instructions in this craft post here.
Leprechaun Hat Craft
With the free printable template included, kids will love coloring the template and creating their own leprechaun hat.
I always love St Patrick’s Day crafts with free printables and instructions. Little ones can choose their own favorite shades when coloring in this leprechaun hat headband.
Photo Leprechaun Craft
Kids will have fun creating their very own dancing leprechaun with this fun St. Patrick’s Day dancing leprechaun craft.
There’s a leprechaun paper cutout template to be found in this craft tutorial. Kids only need to add their own face, cut out from a favorite photo.
Everyone can be Irish and a leprechaun on Saint Patrick’s Day. Plenty of fun to be had for children, when they give themselves a red beard and top hat.
I love those bushy red eyebrows too.
Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bookmark
Why not have a lucky leprechaun mark the pages of the book you’re reading. Hopefully he’ll stay put and not confuse your pages with a few pranks.
You’ll find a free pattern to save and print on this craft post.
Happy crafting this Saint Patrick’s Day.
I hope you find the perfect activity to keep your little ones busy and thinking about all things Irish this Saint Patrick’s Day.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad –Irish American Mom
Pronunciation – slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad – rhymes with parade
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