With so many different themes to play with, St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to get the creative juices flowing, especially for the kids. Between rainbows, pots of gold, shamrocks and leprechauns, these clever craft projects will keep the kids busy all throughout March.
A simple and fun St. Patrick’s Day craft is this shamrock twirler from Rachel at I Heart Crafty Things. Perfect for a windy March day, the twirler is made with a paper plate and a straw, so it’s a good project for any extra party supplies you have laying around the house.
Silly Fingerprint Shamrocks
If you don’t mind some clean-up, these fingerprint shamrocks from Rebecca at Simple as That are a fun way to spend an afternoon painting. After creating the base, you can also add silly faces to give the shamrocks some personality.
These hats are great to create and then play dress-up with afterwards. Your little leprechauns can decorate them any way they like. Jodi at Meaningful Mama added a pipe cleaner flower to hers, but that could just as easily be a little shamrock to add even more green to the hat.
St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold
This rainbow and pot of gold is quick and low-cost — perfect for some last-minute decorating. Created by Lauren at Tutus & Tea Parties, your child can make their own luck with a paper plate and a pack of markers. Using gold and green glitter papers for the coin and shamrocks adds an extra sparkly twist.
Leprechaun Peg Dolls
These dolls from MollyMoo Crafts are great because they double as both a craft project and a toy. Using wooden spools and beads, you can create these little leprechauns and then decorate them with felt hair and clothing. However, this project definitely requires adult supervision to use the glue gun.
Coffee Filter Shamrocks
If you have one too many coffee filters left lying around after switching to a Keurig, this project from Daniele at We Know Stuff is for you. By dipping the filters in water and then adding a few drops of food coloring, you get a unique tie-dyed effect on each shamrock.
Leprechaun with a Fork-Print Beard
Everyone knows the most important part of the leprechaun is his beard. To give yours some texture, try this idea from Michelle at Crafty Morning. By placing the back of a fork in orange paint and running it in different length strokes along the leprechaun’s chin, you get a great-looking beard, along with his hair and eyebrows.