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.
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.
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. 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