St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun holiday to celebrate with children even if it is one of the less popular ones. They enjoy seeing things turn green and keeping an eye out for signs there’s a leprechaun nearby. Why not try some of these festive crafts with your little ones this March?
1) Pot of Gold Paper Plate Craft from The Simple Parent
It’s hard to believe this pot of gold is made out of painted paper plates and buttons! I love the finished look and kids will really enjoy putting this one together. You can always buy black paper plates from the party aisle to save on clean-up time. I won’t tell the kids you skipped the messy part!
2) Leprechaun Handprint Craft from Simple Everyday Mom
Handprint crafts are the holy grail of kids’ keepsakes. This project puts a fun St. Paddy’s Day twist on the common craft and would be perfect for a Pre-K or lower elementary classroom. The kids will love personalizing their own leprechauns.
3) Rainbow Rain Stick from The Kindergarten Connection
I love this craft for many reasons. First of all, it’s bright and colorful. Second, it can be made with recycled materials you probably already have at the house. Third, it’s so unique! There are a lot of holiday crafts out there, but I cannot say I run into rain sticks often. My sister has an authentic rain stick and I know my niece loves swinging it around and listening to the “rain.” This will surely be played with until it falls apart!
4) St. Patrick’s Day Slime from Emily Enchanted
It wouldn’t be a craft post if there wasn’t any slime! You know kids love it and they’ll enjoy this version with gold glitter and leprechaun confetti. It lasts for a long time if stored in an airtight container so make it early and kids can play with it the entire month of March!
5) Torn Paper Leprechaun from I Heart Crafty Things
This leprechaun is made using glue and paper. It doesn’t get any easier (or cuter) than that! This would be another great project for elementary school children.
6) Rainbow Shamrock from Housing a Forest
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- I love tissue paper projects! They’re easy to make with children and they always turn out so pretty! This shamrock is a great stand-alone project, but it can also be used to decorate other St. Patrick’s Day crafts, like a homemade card. You could also try using a hole-punch and some string to make a rainbow shamrock mobile. The possibilities are endless!
7) End of the Rainbow Twirler from Crafty Morning
Paper plates and paint are all you need to create this adorable rainbow twirler with the kids. A little pot of gold at the end makes the craft complete. These could be made at school and hung from the ceiling for easy St. Patrick’s Day party decor!
8) Mosaic Paper Shamrocks from Happiness is Homemade
Different types and designs of paper are all you need to create these adorable mosaic shamrocks. This is a great craft that is easy for kids to do themselves using their own safety scissors and glue sticks. If you’re already a crafter, you probably have a bunch of patterned paper sitting in a drawer somewhere like me. If you don’t, ask the scrapbookers in your life. I bet they’ve got a stockpile you could use for this craft to keep it as cheap as possible!
9) St. Patrick’s Day Play Dough from Plain Vanilla Mom
This recipe for homemade Play Dough calls for lime Jell-O and gel food coloring to get a deep, vibrant green. Add sparkles and you’ve got a toy that will entertain your little leprechauns for hours!
10) Rainbow & Pot of Gold Chain Necklace from Crafty Morning
Remember those paper chains you’d make as a kid to count down to important days like Christmas or your birthday? Well they’re back and this time mini-versions are made into a St. Patrick’s Day necklace. I love how these look! They would make a great craftivity for elementary school kids on March 17th, for sure!
May the luck of the Irish shine on you this year! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!