In our house, any holiday is a fantastic excuse to do even more crafts than we would normally engage in (which is quite a lot). There’s just something so fun about having a theme to work with; just to change things up a little bit even if the techniques you’re using are the same ones you’d use any other time. Now that March is here and they’d seen the decor go up in their classrooms, our kids have been asking us to keep our eyes peeled for fun St Patrick’s Day themed projects that we can make together at home.
Just in case you love the idea of making awesome St Patrick’s Day themed crafts with your kids just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best concepts we’ve come across so far in this year’s search!
1. Shamrock man craft
Our kids have always had a fascination with shamrocks. Any time a patch of clovers pops up in the grass, our little ones can be found looking for four leafed clovers! That’s why we had a feeling this adorable paper shamrock man project, outlined step by simple step on The Resourceful Mama.
2. Paper plate leprechaun mask
In our house, the crafts that go over the very best are usually the ones that have some kind of play element to them after the crafting process. That way our kids get to enjoy actually making something new and they get to have fun playing with it after! These funny little leprechaun paper plate masks featured on Simply Today Life are the perfect example of what we mean.
3. Rainbow pot of gold
If you’re going to get in the world of themed holiday crafting with your kids around march, then you might as well cover all of the key characters and standout features of the theme, right? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Fantastic Fun and Learning created this awesome little paper, plastic, and paint dauber pot of gold project in just a few simple steps!
4. Shamrock sun catcher
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Did you really like the idea of making shamrock themed crafts with your kids because they really do love clovers but you’d like to have a few options besides what we’ve already shown you? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Director Jewels made this fantastic clover that’s actually a sun catcher in addition to being a neat tissue paper craft.
5. Popsicle stick leprechaun hat ornaments
If you’re going to do some crafting with your kids in the next few weeks, would you like to make it something interesting but still made of supplies that you probably already have kicking around your craft room? Well, if your kids love making popsicle stick crafts even half as much as we do, we have a feeling this cool popsicle stick leprechaun hat ornament project outlined in detail on Fireflies and Mud Pies might be a big hit in your house as well.
6. Loopy rainbow
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about rainbow themed crafts because that’s your favourite detail about the whole St Patrick’s Day scheme in the first place but you’re just not sure the previous idea we showed you is quite the right idea for your little ones? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Amy Latta Creations made this adorable rainbow and fluffy clouds project from colourful Froot Loops cereal and cotton balls!
7. Rainbow sponge painting
If your kids are going to do a craft, and preferably a rainbow one, do you know for certain that they’ll have the most done doing the most hands one, messiest craft possible? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Kids Craft Room used awesome (and very simple) sponge painting techniques to make a fantastic rainbow painting in one smooth swoop!
8. St Patrick’s Day gold dig
Did we almost make your mind up when we started talking about awesomely messy hands-on crafts for your kids to do but you can’t help thinking that your little ones might literally prefer to make even more of a contained mess than the projects we’ve shown you so far will let them? Them we think perhaps this St Patricks’ Day “gold dig” activity from Simple Play Ideas, which is made using food coloured shaving cream, might be a little more up your alley!
9. Toilet paper roll leprechauns
If you ask us, there’s hardly anything more classic than a good toilet paper roll craft! We made them in our house all the time, so we’re always holding onto the empty rolls and coming up with neat seasonal ideas, and St Patrick’s Day is no exception. That’s why we loved this funny toilet roll and yarn leprechaun idea from View From the Fridge so much!
10. Sparkling green play dough
Just in case you’re still not quite done with the idea of making messy, super fun hands-on projects that really get your kids involved with the making process, here’s another cool St Patrick’s Day idea that will keep your afternoon interesting! We love the way Plain Vanilla Mom teaches you not only how to make homemade play dough, but bright green leprechaun inspired play dough full of green glitter!
11. Handprint rainbow craft
Are you and your little ones actually feeling a little bit torn between the rainbow sponge painting and the rainbow and pot of gold crafts we showed you earlier? Well, who ever said you have to choose? We’re personally feeling quite enthusiast about the way B-Inspired Mama made this version that involves rainbow painted handprints and a pot of coins made with gold chocolate foiling.
12. Sparkly shamrock slime
Perhaps the idea we’ve shown you so far that appealed to you the most was the sparkling play dough but your kids have really been much more preoccupied with the whole slime trend lately to pay much attention to other projects? In that case, we think you’ll get a little more use out of the way Happiness is Homemade created this bright green glittery slime version of that same basic concept! Even we couldn’t stop playing with this one.
13. Paper chain rainbow St Patrick’s Day craft
Just in case you’re having trouble decided between all different elements of the whole St Patrick’s Day theme when it comes to which craft you’ll choose, here’s one that involves several things so you don’t have to make decisions! We love the way Natural Beach Living made this cute paper chain craft that incorporates a pot of cold, a rainbow, and a leprechaun’s hat all on one project.
14. Mosaic paper shamrocks
Are you actually scrolling through our list and finding yourself still thinking about the paper shamrock idea we showed you at the very top of our list, but you think you’d like to try something out with your kids that requires a little more finesse and concentration? Then maybe they’d prefer to make a fun paper mosaic! We’d suggest taking a look at these mosaic paper shamrocks outlined step by simple step on Happiness is Homemade.
15. Curled paper leprechaun beard
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Did we almost catch and keep your attention when we started talking about ways to make funny leprechaun masks but you don’t actually have any paper plates lying around right now and your kids would like to craft this very afternoon, before you have time to buy more? Then we think you might be glad to see this alternative project that only requires construction paper! Check out how No Time for Flashcards curled strips of orange paper to make a funny leprechaun’s beard that you can actually wear.