Celebrated yearly on the 17th of March, St Patrick’s Day is an ideal time to get the family together for some Irish themed crafting. Think of rainbows, pots of gold and fresh green shamrocks. You can turn hand prints into leprechauns or why not transform a shoe box into a leprechaun trap. It doesn’t have to be expensive, you can paint rocks with shamrocks or turn wine bottles into fun decorations. Make your own luck with these St Patrick’s Day Crafts that are perfect to do with the kids.
1. Painted Rocks
We love these green Saint Patrick’s day ladybug painted rocks.
2. Shamrock Wand
Make some magic with a Shamrock Wand. Color in rainbow colors on a jumbo popsicle stick. Cut out two shamrock shapes out of green construction paper (you can use an accute die – these kind of dies can be found at libraries, schools, and craft stores). Cut a few ribbons of colorful ribbon. Glue the shamrocks to each side of the popsicle stick and the ribbon in-between the shamrocks.
3. Peg Doll Leprechaun
St Patrick’s Day Crafts
We’re including this video by Awesomely Crafty to show you how they made their outdoor St Patrick’s Day Crafts.
4. Footprint Art Card
Kids will love seeing a magical rainbow sprouting from their own foot print.
5. Lucky Foot Print Art
Don’t forget to get plenty of gold chocolate coins to make a pot of gold or even a leprechaun trap.
6. Hand Print Shamrock
Turn their hand prints into a lovely shamrock which makes great wall art or a fun decoration for your fridge.
7. Construction Paper Hearts
Cut hearts or use a heart shaped puncher to create hearts from different colored paper and then glue together to make a paper heart rainbow.
8. Colorful Handprints
Turn their hand prints into a colorful rainbow coming from a pot of gold.
9. Shamrock Canvas Painting
You can use a shamrock stencil for little hands to color in or even free hand your own.
10. Leprechaun Craft
Leprechauns are synonymous with the season so make St. Patrick’s proud and make this adorable craft with the kids. It’s hard to believe all you need is paper plates and some paint to make this cute leprechaun.
11. St Patrick’s day baby feet idea
There is nothing cuter than making some lucky prints from your baby’s foot print. Simply paint their feet green and print onto a sheet of paper.
12. Rainbow Punch
Kids will love this Rainbow Punch. Make it with Kool-Aid ice cubes and 7-up. Such a fun party idea!
13. Rainbow Pasta
Give kids the most colorful pasta ever by adding food coloring. Just cook the pasta and add 20 drops of food coloring and 2 tbsp of water for each color in ziplock bags. When the pasta is strained, put pasta in each colored bag and then put pasta back in the strainer, run water over it, and serve!
14. Leprechaun Trap
Catch that mischievous leprechaun with this awesome craft. You’ll need a green leprechaun hat, skittles, chocolate coins and some other supplies.
Instructions Leprechaun Trap
15. Rainbow Wall Art
Help them to make this fun Rainbow Wall Art which will really brighten up any wall in your home.
16. St. Patrick’s Day Wine Bottles
Transform old wine bottles into a cute leprechaun by painting it green and adding a green sparkly bow. It also doubles up as a fun decoration for the day and can be brought out year after year for the occasion.
17. St. Patrick’s Day Tiered Tray
3 tiered trays are so much fun and children will love switching out the decorations for each season. Add green decorations to each layer such as shamrocks, green candles and leprechaun mugs for example.
Instructions 3 Tiered St. Patrick’s Day Tray
18. St. Patrick’s Day Cards
You’ll need rainbow paints which are then painted on in blocks to your child’s foot to create this magical card.