St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to get your kids into the holiday spirit with fun and easy crafts. Leprechauns, shamrocks, pots of gold, blarney stones, and rainbows are all perfect motifs for St. Patrick’s Day crafts. .
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy craft or something more involved, there are plenty of St. Patrick’s Day kids’ crafts to choose from. So break out the green paint and glitter, and get ready to have some fun!
Pots of Gold
Pots of gold are associated with St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Pot-of-Gold Windsock
Oatmeal box or plastic ice cream bucket with the bottom cut off
(done by a parent)
Black paper or paint
Green paper or paint
Crepe paper or plastic tape in rainbow colors (non-adhesive)
Dark yellow yarn
Iridescent gold pompoms
- Measure the circumference of the container. Divide by 3. Using this number to punch three holes (1/2″ from the top) at an equal distance around the top of the container.
- Paint the container black or cover it with black paper.
- Decorate the container with painted or cut-out shamrocks.
- Cut 2 feet strips of crepe paper or plastic tape.
- Staple these strips to the bottom of the container (side opposite of the holes you punched).
- Glue pompoms around the top.
- Cut three 18″ lengths of yarn. Tie a piece of yarn to each hole. Grasp the yarn 8″ from the top.
- Fold the top yarn in half, making a loop. Wind an extra piece of yarn around the base of the loop to secure it and tie the ends of this yarn together.
St. Patrick’s Day Pot of gold bowl
- Smear bowl with Vaseline.
- Dip paper strips in paper mache and wrap them around the bowl.
- Let dry. Remove bowl.
- Paint the paper bowl black or green and let dry.
- Glue pom-poms around the top.
- Decorate with glued-on clip art or stickers.
- Fill with wrapped candies.
Leprechauns are a popular St. Patrick’s Day symbol, and there are many ways to incorporate them into crafts.
Leprechaun Toilet Paper Tube
- Mark 1/3 of the way down from the top and paint green.
- Create a hatband with a black marker. Paint on a yellow buckle.
- Paint the bottom 2/3s pink.
- Draw a face on the pink section using markers. You can use googly eyes.
- Glue strips of yarn to the back for hair or paint strands of hair.
- Place the tube in the center of the cardboard circle and trace around it.
- Cut out the center hole. Paint green. Glue to the top of the tube.
- Slide the circle over the top of the tube for the hat brim. Glue just below the hatband you drew. Paint the brim green or cover it with paper.
St. Patrick’s Day Potato Leprechauns
- Cut the bottom off of a potato so that it sits flat.
- Then cut the top of the potato off and hollow it out one inch deep.
- Paint the potato green. Let dry.
- Create a face using beads, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes.
- Fill the top hallow area with soil. Sprinkle grass over and water. Keep moist.
Shamrocks are another popular St. Patrick’s Day symbol.
- Trace cookie cutter on a meat tray. Cut out.
- Paint green. Let dry.
- Glue on googly eyes.
- Draw a smile with the marker.
- Apply glue to the edge of the shamrock and sprinkle with salt.
- Tear the tissue paper into small squares
- Sprinkle the torn tissue paper over the opened laminating pouch
- Seal the pouch
- Trace a cookie cutter or your own pattern to cut out shamrock shapes
- Punch a hole at the top
- Thread cord through for the hanger.
You got to have the rainbows to find the pot of gold.
Hot glue or thread
- Cut ribbons to twice the length as the lollipop stick
- Cut two cloud shapes out of the felt about six inches across.
- Hot glue together, leaving two-inch opening (parents need to do this step)
- Once dry stuff the cloud
- Gather ribbons together and tie them onto the top of a lollipop stick
- Push a lollipop stick into the cloud
- Hot glue the opening close (parents need to do this step)
Bubble wrap rainbow
- Paint a big rainbow on the bubble wrap you have cut to the same size as the construction paper.
- Turn bubble wrap upside down and print onto a piece of construction paper
- Cut two clouds out of another piece of construction paper
- Glue to the bottom of the rainbow
- (Optional) glue stuffing or cotton balls to the clouds
This fun craft is perfect for kids who want to give their friends a little bit of good luck.
Use your imagination decorating your rock.
- create a face with googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and beads.
- paint on a shamrock, pot of gold, or rainbow.
- glue the fake gems to the stone to make them sparkle
- paint them green, and write on an Irish saying.
Once it’s dry, they carry it around to bestow good luck on all their friends.
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