St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated across America with great enthusiasm. People dress up in St. Patrick’s Day-themed costumes, march in parades and party with friends and family. If you’re staying home with your kids, you’ll want some holiday activities for kids to keep them occupied. St. Patrick’s Day crafts are one of the best activities to keep kids busy and occupied over the holiday. 

Art activities for kids like these are a great way to bring out your child’s inner artist and spark their imagination and creativity. Additionally, these St. Patrick’s Day crafts are a wonderful way to enhance their fine motor skills. Moreover, holiday-themed crafts also infuse the children with the holiday spirit and make the celebration all the more fun.

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Here is a list of some simple, yet amazing St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids. Your child will have a fantastic time making these wonderful crafts. Not only are they fun, but these crafts for kids help them learn important concepts like math and the alphabet. Check out these fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids.

  1. DIY St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids: How to Make Decorative Letters
  2. Help your child learn to make their own decorative letters with this wonderful video. This is a great crafting activity to help children learn the letters of the alphabet.

  3. Shamrocks with a Twist
  4. Things you’ll need: Water Colors, 4-5 plastic water bottles, 4-5 bowls, paper and paint brush

    Instructions: Place the paper on a flat surface. Lightly dilute 4-5 different water colors with some water and place them in the bowls. Dip the bottom of each plastic water bottle in 1 color and stamp it on the paper to make shamrock leaves. Repeat with the other colors. Using a paint brush, draw the stalk of the shamrocks to finish your shamrocks with a twist.

    Shamrock with a twist: St Patrick's day crafts for kids
  5. Glitter Rainbow
  6. Things you’ll need: glitter pens, cotton, glue, pencil and paper.
    Instructions: This is one of the easiest St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids. Place your paper on a flat surface and draw the outline of a rainbow. Using glitter pens, color your rainbow. Then glue some pieces of cotton at each end of the rainbow to make fluffy clouds. Your glittery rainbow is ready.

    Rainbow glitters: St Patrick's day crafts for kids
  7. Pipe Cleaner Shamrock Sunglasses
  8. What you need: 4 large pipe cleaners and glue

    Instructions: This is one of the most creative St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids. And it is one that they’ll love to wear and show to their friends. Twist 2 of the pipe cleaners to form shamrocks. Trim off the excess. Use one small bit of the excess pipe cleaner to form a bridge and join the two shamrocks. Bend the other two pipe cleaners to form the frame of the temples (the sides of the frame). Glue each pipe cleaner to the shamrock shaped lenses to finish the shamrock sunglasses.

  9. Green Playdough
  10. What you need: 1 cup flour, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 cup lukewarm water, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 2 drops of green food coloring, green sparkles, wax paper.
    Instructions: This is one of the best St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids. The kids will enjoy this particular craft for a long time too. Mix together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Now add the water, oil and green food coloring to the pot and stir it to combine. Cook the mixture over medium heat until the dough thickens and forms a ball. Remove the dough from the pot and place it on wax paper. Allow it to cool slightly before kneading it. Knead it until it’s smooth. Add the green sparkles and knead more until the sparkles are distributed all over the dough. The sparkly green playdough is now ready to be molded into different shapes.

  11. Crepe Paper Rainbow
  12. What you need: crepe paper in violet, indigo, blue, green, orange, red and yellow colors, cotton, glue, shiny stickers, cardboard paper, pencil and scissors.
    Instructions: First, ask the kids to draw the outline of a large rainbow on the cardboard paper. Now, cut crepe papers into thin and long strips and paste them next to each other on the outline to make a rainbow. Paste shiny star-stickers at the ends of each strip of the rainbow. Now, glue cotton at the ends to make fluffy clouds. Your crepe paper rainbow is ready.

  13. Edible Rainbow in a Glass
  14. What you need: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries mangoes, oranges, butterfly pea flower tea custard, kiwi fruit, whipped cream and a tall glass

    Instructions: Cut up all the fruits into small chunks. Place the strawberries in the glass, then add oranges followed by mangoes. Then add the kiwi fruit followed by the butterfly pea flower custard, blueberries and blackberries. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Your edible rainbow in a jar is now ready to eat. This is one of the most wonderful St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids that kids will enjoy doing.

  15. Shamrock Man 
  16. What you need: Green chart paper, white paper, googly eyes and black color paper.
    Instructions: Take the green chart paper and draw a shamrock on the paper. Cut out the shape and paste googly eyes on the shamrock card. Draw a nose and mouth using black marker. Then, take four strips of white paper and paste it on the shamrock as arms and legs. To make his shoes and gloves, use cutouts from black colored paper and paste it on the arms and legs. Finally, make a small green colored hat and paste it above the shamrock to complete the shamrock man. 

  17. Shamrock T-Shirt
  18. What you need: White t-shirt, green color paint and black marker.
    Instructions: This is one of the best St. Patrick’s crafts for kids to do on the holiday. Place the white t-shirt on a flat surface and draw a shamrock on it using the marker. Paint the shamrock using green paint. To make it more creative, make the kids paint using their fingers.

  19. Pot of Gold
  20. What you need: Pebbles or smooth stones, a mud pot, black and gold paint.
    Instructions: This is one of the most fun St. Patrick’s day crafts for kids. Make the kids collect pebbles or flat, smooth stones. Then paint the mud pot using the black paint and allow it to dry completely. Now, use gold paint to paint the stones to make gold coins. Allow the painted stones to dry completely. You can use stones of different sizes and shapes. Once they’re dry, fill the gold coins in the pot to make your own pot of gold.

We hope you enjoyed these St. Patrick’s Day-themed crafts for kids. For more activities, games and worksheets that make learning fun, check our kids learning section.

Frequently Asked Questions on St Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

What are some of the St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids?

Some of the DIY St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids are shamrocks with a twist, glittery rainbow, shamrocks footprints, Crepe paper Rainbow, Shamrock Man and pebbles.

Can you make edible St. Patrick’s Day crafts with kids?

Yes, you can. You can make rainbow popsicles or rainbow fruit salad in a jar. All you need are strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi fruit, mango and  oranges. Place all the ingredients in the correct order to make a rainbow. Top it off with whipped cream to finish your edible rainbow in a jar.