It’s all about luck and the color green! These St. Patrick’s day crafts will keep your kids entertained indoors on a rainy day. Plus, it’s fun for kids of all ages.
Whether it’s raining outside or you just want to spend some time together doing crafts, this is the craft list for you! I have all sorts of crafts for kiddos of all ages. You’ll find things for your preschooler and even your teen.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids
St. Patrick’s Day is all about lucky leprechauns and the color green. Browse this list of St. Patrick’s Day crafts and you are sure to find something for your family.
Leprechaun Handprint Craft
Isn’t this craft cute? It uses your child’s handprint, so it’s a really great way to freeze this moment in time and keep it forever.
Print out some pictures of your children, because this craft is perfect for gifts for relatives. Your kids will have fun gluing and decorating it.
Pot of Gold Rainbow Jar
If you have a small child that is just learning their colors, then this craft is perfect for them. It is simple stacking and matching. And in the end you can give it away as a gift for teachers.
St. Patrick’s Day Jar
If you are looking for a frugal craft idea, this craft uses all items found at the dollar store. You can fill it with decorative gems or candy.
DIY Tinker Tray
This craft is more of an activity than a craft. It’s fun to help your preschooler look for and find as many green things as they can.
If you have older children, they might enjoy this craft. It requires more attention to detail since they will have to cut out all of the pieces and form the hands and legs out of pipe cleaners.
Imaginative little ones will adore this craft. It’s so fun to imagine that they might actually be able to catch a mischevious leprechaun!
This is a fantastic craft for older kids. The best thing about this craft is that it can be as simple or as intricate as you make it.
Stained Glass Art
Making stained glass out of paper is a really popular St. Patrick’s Day craft for preschoolers. You can have all the paper already cut up for them. All they have to do is glue it.
Paper Shamrock Craft
If you don’t mind glitter getting everywhere, then this craft is a lot of fun for toddlers. They will love gluing things all over the shamrocks and making them shine!
Hand Print Shamrock
This craft is one of my favorite ones cause it’s such an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft. Cut out the shape of their hands and glue them to the paper. Done!
For older kids and teens, this craft provides a bit more of a challenge. But after you sew it up, you have something you can wear to the St. Patrick’s Day parade!
Green Top Hat
This craft is also better for older kids. It involves tracing circles and cutting things out neatly, which smaller kids might not be ready to do yet.
You can use it as a centerpiece or to decorate your desk.
Rainbow Cereal Necklace
This is one of my favorite St. Patricks’ Day crafts for toddlers! This craft is super simple and the kiddos can eat it when they are done.
How to Draw A 4-Leaf Clover
This printable teaches kids how to draw a 4-leaf clover. It’s great for children who are just learning how to draw, so maybe kindergarteners.
Printable Leprechaun Hats
This is another really fun idea for younger children. After they decorate their hats, they can all wear them. I just love this craft.
Shamrock Marshmallow Painting
This craft is fun for preschoolers. Let them see how fun it is to paint with marshmallows. It’s a great way to encourage gross motor skills.
Coffee Filter Sun Catchers
Sunlight glitters through coffee filters in such a lovely and magical way. This craft is easy enough for small children.
Rainbow Fleece Scarf
Anyone that can tie a knot and follow a pattern can do this tutorial. And when you’re done, you have a warm scarf you can wear.
Edible Gummy Bear Slime
This edible slime is made out of green gummy bears. Isn’t that crazy? I love this craft for really young kiddos because they can eat it (which they’ll try to do anyways).
Here’s another rock painting tutorial. But I picked this craft out because it shows you how to paint that cute little leprechaun!
Make St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Educational
While you are doing arts and crafts with your kids, you might as well make it educational too. Thankfully, it’s easy to teach kids without them even know they are learning.
In fact, you probably already do this without thinking about it!
Here’s how to make crafts educational (and still keep it fun):
- Let the Kids Do It – if they struggle, help them problem-solve and create their own solution. The best learning happens during times of struggles.
- Teach Colors and Shapes – if your children are super young, point out and talk about the shapes and colors you are using.
- Help Them Follow Directions – Show them the instructions on the tutorials. Let them read them to you (if they can). Teach them how to read and follow instructions.
- Teach the History – Discuss the history of St. Patrick’s Day while you are putting together the crafts.
More Fun Crafts For Kids
If you loved these St. Patrick’s day crafts, here are some more crafts you can do with your kids at home!