I’ve collected a fun and somewhat unusual group of rainbow-themed crafts and recipes perfect for St. Patrick’s Day activities with your kids. Many of these rainbow crafts and recipes can be used for birthday parties, school parties and Girl Scout bridging ceremonies. Don’t forget to check out the end of the list for 3 rainbow-themed parties which pull simple and quick ideas together for a fun party your kids will remember for many years.
Please remember – if you like an individual idea, pin from that post. If you want the collection of ideas, pin from my post. These bloggers worked hard to share their amazing ideas!
St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for Kids
Rainbow Fruit Tray – St Patrick’s Day Food | The Joy of Boys – I love a healthy snack which teaches kids to see the visual beauty in fruits and vegetables. Even the most veggie-phobic kid will get a kick out of this colorful display.
Rainbow and Pot of Gold Treat | I Can Teach My Child – This pot of gold is a great party activity. Just make sure the kids wash their hands before touching the food, or have the kids use spoons to scoop the treats into the cup.
Rainbow Smoothie Sampler | Teaspoon of Spice – If your kids fuss about the individual fruits and veggies, mix them up in a blender. Have a taste testing to see which color they like best.
Rainbow Flatbread Veggie Pizza | Gimme Some Oven – Pizza is perfect for spontaneity! Don’t worry about making the dough. Use premade dough or flat bread and focus on the fun of creating your own pizza combination.
Rainbow Party Favors | Our Best Bites – Another super easy party activity for kids! Instead of fingers, have your kids use tongs to grab the twizzlers to keep the germs away.
Rainbow Cake | Sugar and Charm – This rainbow cake is on my list of recipes to make. In fact, I may make it for my youngest son’s 7th birthday coming up at the end of March. There’s something about seeing all the layers together surrounded by a white marshmallow icing that just calls to be made.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
Pot of Gold Telescope | Smart School House – Challenge your kids to catch a glimpse of a wee leprechaun looking for his pot of gold.
Black Glue and Salt Water Rainbow | Mess for Less – As a visual person, I love the look of black lines with the vibrant colors of the rainbow. Make this craft on a rainy day by making your rainbow first with markers and rain. Follow up with the black glue and sprinkle salt when you’re finished.
Rainbow Shamrock | Crystal and Co. – This rainbow shamrock is such a fun toddler activity! Add in some sparkles and glitter if you’re up for glitterizing your home. Use your leftover black glue from the craft above to add more texture to the craft.
How to Make a Rainbow Pinwheel | Raising Wild Ones – Older kids will have the patience to make these beautiful pinwheels. If their scissor skills are up for it, have the kids cut out the petals for the pinwheel. If you want a more permanent pinwheel, these Grafix Craft Plastic Sheets may be thin enough to cut and bend into a pinwheel shape.
Rainbow Coloring Page Template | Family Crafts on About Home – Download this rainbow coloring page template and use it for a variety of St. Patrick’s Day crafts with your toddlers and preschoolers.
Rainbow Wind Catchers | A Pretty Cool Life –
Folded Paper Rainbow Garland | Minie Co. Co. – Perfect for using up extra long pieces of scrap paper, spend an afternoon making these folded paper garlands while listening to your favorite spring books on CD.
Create a Rainbow Window | Epic Childhood – Seeing this made me wish I still had sliding glass doors in our kitchen. Such a beautiful project to do with the kids!
Rainbow Fairies | Twigs and Toadstool – How cute are these! After St. Patrick’s Day, build a fairy garden for these delightful creatures.
St. Patrick’s Day Paper Shamrock | A Life in Balance – My youngest son and I made these a few years ago after I saw the craft on another site. They’re perfect for Kindergarten and up.
Shamrock made with Paper Hearts | A Life in Balance – Keep your shamrock really simple by using paper hearts. It’s a good thing.
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Party | The Busy Budgeting Mama
Budget Friendly Rainbow Birthday Party | Fun Finds for Families
Rainbow Lego Birthday Party | A Life in Balance