Looking for a simple and fun way to celebrate the luckiest day of the year ? Here is a great list of St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids.
From colorful rainbows and silly leprechauns to beautiful shamrocks, you’ll sure find something to love and create.
I remember the first time I celebrated St Patrick’s Day. Back then I had no family and no kids. I was living in Brussels and my friend and I went out to a pub. We dressed up in green, listened to Irish music, watched Irish dances and drank beer.
St Patrick’s Day with kids is different. Though we still dress up in green and listen to Irish traditional music, the going out part has been replaced by crafting. There are so many beautiful crafts to go along with this holiday.
St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids
For more ideas, check out our entire collection of St Patrick’s Day crafts. We add new crafts every year.
St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids: rainbow crafts
Handprint rainbow butterfly – Upcycle a paper tube into a beautiful butterfly with rainbow wings
Rainbow collar – This could be a first sewing project for your kids
Painted stone rainbow – If your kid likes to collect rocks, this is such a fun and easy project for them
Rainbow wind sock from plastic milk jug – This is a make and play craft for kids
Paper plate rainbow – Those clouds are adorable and are included in the free template
Paper plate rainbow with clouds – Use cotton balls or white pom poms for the clouds
I am lucky headband – Kids get a chance to color the headband and write three reasons they are lucky
Watermelon rind rainbow print – A fun project before the watermelon rinds get tossed in the organics bin
Paper plate rainbow garden – Use flower and butterfly stickers to make this beautiful garden craft
Pom pom rainbow collage – The different size pom poms make this rainbow look amazing
Cereal rainbow craft – Sometime it’s good to play with your food
Tissue paper rainbow shamrock – You can use the shamrock as a sun catcher
Rainbow suncatcher – Make this suncatcher whenever you need some color in your day, not only for St Patrick’s Day
Tissue paper rainbow suncatcher – A simple rainbow for toddlers and preschoolers
Paper plate rainbow – Great project for fine motor skills
Pasta rainbow mobile – What other type of pasta would you use?
Celery stamping rainbow fish craft – Painting with different veggies can be so fun!
Paper plate St Patrick’s Day wreath – Paint a paper plate into the rainbow colors and turn it into a St Patrick wreath
Paper plate loom rainbow yarn art – Turn this yarn art into a necklace
Rainbow bead bracelets – You can’t have too many bracelets!
Rainbow shaving cream marbled art – Have your kids ever tried using shaving cream for their crafts?
3D over the rainbow – I like the 3D effect of this rainbow
Threading a rainbow on pipe cleaners – A great project for preschoolers
Weaving rainbow fish craft – An eye hand coordination project for little kids
Paper plate rainbow craft – Another rainbow that uses buttons
Rainbow Peg People – Matching rainbow and people color can be a fun game for little ones
Painting rainbows with Q-tips – Try painting with a Q-tip bundle, too
Rainbow cardboard tube craft – What a nice way to upcycle the towel paper tubes!
St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids: leprechaun crafts
Shape leprechaun – Kids can review their shapes while creating this leprechaun craft
Paper plate leprechaun beard – Threading and cutting yarn are great fine motor skill activities for kids
Paper leprechaun – A leprechaun craft made only with paper
Paper roll leprechaun – Kids love handprint crafts
Clay pot leprechaun hat – You can replace the clay pot with a paper cup
Paper plate and handprint leprechaun mask – Masks are so much fun!
King of the leprechauns – I love everything about this leprechaun king: the crown, the beard, the smile…
Leprechaun paper bag puppet – A fun project for the classroom
Popsicle stick leprechaun magnet – Use it as a fridge decoration for St Patrick’s Day
Leprechaun with a yarn beard – How cute is the beard!
Leprechaun envelope puppet – Tearing paper into small pieces is a great activity for preschoolers
Paper leprechaun craft – The paper strip beard looks fantastic
Leprechaun with a fork print beard – Have you ever tried fork painting? Kids love it
Puffy paint leprechaun craft – Include puffy paint with your crafts and kids will ask for more
Leprechaun binoculars – Paper rolls can be easily turned into binoculars
Paper roll leprechaun hat – A super easy paper roll craft for St Patrick
Leprechaun peg people – Incorporate these leprechaun peg people into a St Patrick’s Day play pretend
Paper leprechaun beard – If you host a St Patrick’s Day party make sure to make a beard like this
Leprechaun hat from aluminum foil tart pan – If you don’t have a foil tart pan at hand, you can replace it with a paper bowl
Winking paper plate leprechaun – What a fun way to make the beard
Leprechaun stick puppet – A simple puppet to play with
Leprechaun mini top hat – Make and wear it
Leprechaun hat popsicle stick puzzle – It only takes a few minutes to make this puzzle for your kids
Leprechaun footprint – I make these footprints every St Patrick’s Day after the leprechaun visits, and my kids don’t get tired of seeing them
Leprechaun with kid’s face – Personalize the leprechaun craft with your kid’s face
Craft stick leprechaun hat – Another way to use craft sticks for a St Patrick craft
St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids: shamrock crafts
Paper plate shamrock unicorn – Kids who are into unicorns will love this St Patrick version
Monoprint four leaf clover – Monoprinting is a fun technique to use
Shamrock pal finger puppet – A simple finger puppet to play with
Shamrock sun catcher – Use painted rice and a paper plate for this craft
Stained glass clover craft – What a fun window decoration!
Shamrock man – Decorate the classroom with several shamrock men
Coffee filter shamrock – Got a coffee filter? Then you can easily make a cool shamrock
Handprint clover art – Handprint crafts are so much fun!
Shamrock people – Make sure to use the free printable
Marshmallow shamrock stamping – Use marshmallow for stamping shamrocks
Plastic water bottle clover cards – Even plastic bottles can be used to make shamrocks!
Paper plate shamrock hat – These hats are so easy to make!
Eraser-stamped St Patrick’s Day t-shirt – Too easy not to make!
Shamrock leprechaun craft – Make a leprechaun from a shamrock
Shamrock mason jars – These jars are great to decorate with
Shamrock potato stamping -You can make cute little cards with these stamps
Shamrock suncatcher – Combine shamrocks and rainbow to make a colorful suncatcher
Paper roll shamrock men – What a darling craft for preschoolers
Watercolor clover cards – These cards are so adorable
Clover lacing card – Great for working on the fine motor skills
Shamrock wand – A magical wand for a magical day
Shamrock pepper print – Bell pepper is yet another veggie you can use to make shamrocks
Beaded shamrocks – A perfect little shamrock
Crepe paper shamrock – A more time consuming craft but so worth it
Pencil-stamped shamrock card – A simple shamrock craft for toddlers and preschoolers
Painted sham-rocks – Use three different green hues
Clover suncatcher – What else would you use to make this clover suncatcher?