St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

by Barb on February 21, 2014

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My family hasn’t done many St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids in the past except for the Paper Shamrocks we made last year. St. Patrick’s Day decorations always get lost between Valentine’s Day and Easter. This year, I decided to add to our meager collection of St. Patrick’s Day decorations with ones made by the kids.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

As I pulled together these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids, I realized a theme dominated the crafts – green, gold, and rainbows. After a dreary winter, we all need a bit of color and sparkle to brighten our homes.

Rainbow Streamers for Decoration – Have some fun with Rainbow Streamers, available at a party goods store. When we used the streamers for a Lego party, we went a little wild! Accent the streamers with gold balloons, and have your kids draw fun faces on the balloons.

Paper Shamrocks – Last year my 5 year old and I made a bunch of these paper shamrocks and gave them out at my children’s school. Each one takes under 10 minutes to make.

Paper Shamrock Made from Heart Shapes – Perfect for toddlers, and preschoolers, these heart-shaped paper shamrocks are so easy to make.

More Ideas

Hanging Four Leaf Clovers | Happy Clippings – Similar to my Paper Shamrocks, these four leaf clovers use a paper heart shape to create the clover shape. I love the addition of the rainbow colored words around the outside of each heart. You could also do a sparkly gold ribbon as the outside layer. Making the Perfect Leprechaun Trap | The Vintage Mom – This year, the kids and I are making a leprechaun trap. They loved the antics of the Elf on the Shelf in December. Shamrock Straw Toppers | Martha Stewart – Since we’re going to try making a green shamrock shake, we need to top the straws with shamrock toppers. St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages | Crystal and Co. – Perfect for learning about colors and practicing coloring inside the lines, my kids will have so much fun coloring in these St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages. st-patricks-day-crafts-for-kids-pinterest-board Shared at: For the Kids Friday, Inspired Me Monday, Busy Monday, Masterpiece Monday, Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop, Link and Learn, Get Schooled Saturday, Good Tips Tuesday, Inspire Me Tuesday, Tweak It Tuesday, In and Out of the Kitchen Party, Teach Me Tuesday, The Gathering Spot, Pin It Monday, The Inspiration Board, Create Link Inspire, Works for Me Wednesday, The Mommy Club, A Little R & R Wednesdays, Get Inspired, Inspire Me Wednesday, Type A Parent

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Sarah @ 2paws Designs February 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

Great ideas! We’ve done suncatcher shamrocks using clear contact paper and tissue paper as well as a handprint shamrock plaque. Will have to try a couple of these ideas this year. Thanks for sharing! #typeaparent
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Barb February 24, 2014 at 8:54 am

I love the sun catcher idea. Anything to add color this time of year.


carrie February 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

My son made a leprechaun trap with his legos last year. This one looks so much cuter! I think I need to go buy some green paint…
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Barb February 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

I love it! I’ll suggest that to my DS8.


Heather February 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

Love these ideas….I think we will make our own leprechaun trap this year.
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Barb February 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

I’m making one, too! I have a stash of shoe boxes in the attic. We may end up with 4 leprechaun traps.


kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS February 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

Those rainbow streamers are super cute!
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Caitlin February 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I like the shamrocks from hearts. I think my daughter would love doing that
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Carrie February 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Great ideas! We’re Irish and still don’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day. I usually let the schools take care of that holiday, haha! Love the ideas though, they’re perfect for lazy afternoons and/or the million snow days we’re getting around here. :)


Barb February 24, 2014 at 8:41 am

Yes, I think St. Patrick’s Day gets lost between Valentine’s Day and Easter. Plus in Catholic school, we have St. Joseph’s Day, 2 days after St. Pat’s.


Alison Shaffer February 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

great ideas for Saint Patrick’s Day. I know what you mean by needing some bright colors! Let’s hope spring is near. I love the green of the shamrocks and the rainbow streamers are awesome!!!
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Barb February 24, 2014 at 8:39 am

Thank you! I kept seeing rainbows in the crafts I pinned for St. Patrick’s Day, and realized that streamers were an easy way to craft and have color.


heather February 25, 2014 at 8:43 am

how fun! I am coming to your house with the scissors and glue…you are way more creative than I am!
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TJ February 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
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Theresa (Capri + 3) February 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Those are cute St. Patrick’s Day ideas. Please add this post to today’s Artsy Play Wednesday.


Cynthia March 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

These are so cute. I love the little trap. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.


Barb March 3, 2014 at 7:15 am

Yes, I love that trap. I have a shoebox sitting in my office waiting for the kids to make their trap.


Jennifer at Making Our Life Matter February 20, 2015 at 8:41 am

This is a wonderful post! I have it featured in a St. Patrick’s Day craft post on my blog today!

Have a wonderful weekend!
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