Top 22 St Patrick's Day Crafts For Preschoolers & Kids

St Patrick's Day Crafts For Preschoolers

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St’ Patrick’s Day is a vivid and colorful holiday, with parades, feasts and, in some countries, a display of fireworks. Little wonder that the kiddies get excited about this particular day. The colors of the rainbow, the bright green shamrocks and the leprechauns promise to make it a day to remember, especially more so for the kids.

So, this St. Patrick’s Day, engage your little one with some brilliant St Patrick’s Day crafts for toddlers. From pots of gold to the leprechaun and the rainbows, we’ve included all the traditional St Patrick’s Day Crafts For Preschoolers & kids. Check out our collection below.

22 St Patrick’s Day Crafts For Preschoolers & Kids:

1. Leprechaun Hat:

Leprechaun Hat

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You Will Need:

  • School Glue
  • White and Green Construction Paper
  • A Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Gold Glitter
  • Black marker
  • Invisible Tape
  • A cereal bowl

How To:

  • Show your child how to cut out a 3*2” rectangle from the white construction paper. Now, tell him to cut another rectangle to form a hollowed-out buckle shape.
  • Apply school glue on the buckle and sprinkle glitter on it. Shake off the excess glue and leave it to dry.
  • Cut two long triangles from the construction paper to make the top part of the hat.
  • Have him draw the belt on the bottom of the triangles using a black marker. Allow your child to be as creative as possible for making the pattern.
  • Form a cylinder by sticking the end of the rectangles using the glue stick. Press it for a minute until the cylinder holds its place.
  • To form the base of the hat, trace a circle on the green construction paper and cut it out.
  • Affix the buckle to the belt using the school glue. Now tell your kid to place the top of the hat on the circle using an invisible tape. You can even hide treats inside. It can be one of the best st patrick’s day crafts for toddlers.

2. Shamrock Wreath:

Shamrock Wreath

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You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • A paper plate
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Cut the center of the plate to create a ‘donut’ shape. It will form the base of the wreath.
  • Print a few copies of the clover template, depending on how full you want your wreath to be.
  • If you are using the black and white template, then tell your child to color it using the paint.
  • Cut the template pieces. It might take a bit longer so it would be great if you could assist your child it.
  • Now tell him to glue the shamrocks on the paper plate.
  • Paste a ribbon on it and stick a few more shamrock pieces.
  • Hot glue a piece of yarn on the back to hang the wreath.

3. Scrunchy Shamrock Art:

You Will Need:

  • Template – Download
  • Green tissue paper
  • Craft glue
  • 1 pencil

How To:

 

  • Download and cut the template. Cut the tissue paper into squares.
  • Scrunch a small piece of tissue paper around the eraser end of the pencil.
  • Holding the tissue paper around the pencil, dip it into the glue. Press it on the shamrock template and release. Repeat the direction until the shamrock template is covered completely with tissue paper.

4. Shamrock Hat:

You Will Need:

  • Dinner sized paper plate
  • Green paint, crayon, glitter, stickers
  • Pencil
  • Scissor

How To:

  • Draw a circle about ¼ inches from the edge of the paper plate. Now tell your child to draw the shamrock inside the circle. The base of the shape should touch the line. To get a symmetrical design, tell your child to fold the plate in half before drawing the shamrock.
  • Cut out the shamrock shape and the head hole along the curved line. Bend it slightly.
  • Now tell your child to try out the hat. He can even widen the hole if required.
  • Decorate the cap with green paint, crayon, glitters or anything he likes.

5. Lucky Posy:

Lucky Posy

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You Will Need:

  • Green felt
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Green ribbon

How To:

  • Tell your kid to cut several four-leaf clovers from the green felt. He can even trace the template of the four-leaf clover to create an even pattern.
  • Poke a hole in the center of each clover and pop an old pipe cleaner through the center. He’ll get a clover posy.
  • Tie a green ribbon for a flower bunch.

6. Lucky Rainbow Necklace:

Lucky Rainbow Necklace

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You Will Need:

  • Fruit Loops Cereal
  • Gold Chocolate Coins
  • Twine or Yarn
  • Glue Gun
  • Bowls
  • Wire Trimmers
  • Tape
  • Pipe Cleaners

How To:

  • Separate the cereals in small bowls.
  • Take a 24 to 30-inch twine and tape around the top so the fruit loops the thread through easily. Tie the knots at the end of the string.
  • Now tell your little one to thread the loops onto the string in the order of a rainbow- red or pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple/violet.
  • Take a small piece of golden pipe cleaner and fold it to make a loop. Hot glue it to the back of the coin.
  • Affix the coin in the center of the fruit loops necklace.
  • Tie off the ends of the twine in a knot.

7. Shamrock Lucky Charm Necklace:

Shamrock Lucky Charm Necklace

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You Will Need:

Clean, dry recycled number six plastic
Thin permanent markers
¼ hole punch
A piece of paper cut from the brown paper bag
Satin cord or metal chain for the necklace

How To:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Ensure that you are the one using the oven.
  • Lay the plastic over the image, trace and decorate with a thin marker.
  • Cut the shape by turning over the plastic and coming at it from a different angle.
  • Punch a hole in the Shamrock before baking.
  • Place the shape on the brown paper and then on the baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes. The pieces will shrink after 3 minutes.
  • Thread through the metal chain or satin cord. The necklace is ready to flaunt.

This is one of the best st patrick’s day crafts for kids to make with the items found around the house.

8. Wine Cork Shamrock Craft:

You Will Need:

  • Green paint
  • A tiny paintbrush
  • Tape
  • 3 wine corks

How To:

  • Have your child align the wine corks to make a flat top and tape them together. Washi tape is recommended for taping.
  • Now have your child paint the flat part of the cork with green paint or dip on the paint palette.
  • He now has to stamp the cork on a piece of paper and push it hard.
  • Finish the artwork by adding drawing some shamrock stems with a tiny paintbrush.

[ Read: Hat Crafts For Kids ]

9. Little Shamrock Men:

You Will Need:

  • Markers or crayons
  • Decorative tape or strips of colored paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Paint and paint brush
  • Glue
  • Paper trimmer
  • Shamrock template

How To:

  • Draw a few shapes of shamrock from the green foam.
  • Cut out a few strips of construction paper and fold it like an accordion.

For Shamrock 1:

  • Cover the toilet paper roll with white construction paper. Decorate the roll with green masking paper.
  • Glue the eyes onto the shamrock and tape it on the toilet paper roll.
  • Glue the accordion strip to the side of the roll.

For Shamrock 2:

  • Tell your child to paint a piece of white paper and leave it to dry.
  • Now tell him to cover the toilet paper roll with the same painted paper.
  • Glue the eyes on the shamrock and stick the shamrock on the toilet paper roll.
  • Glue the accordion strip to the side of the roll.

For Shamrock 3:

  • Tell your child to draw and color on the green construction paper.
  • Cover the toilet paper with the same construction paper.
  • Stick the eyes on the shamrock and tape the shamrock on the toilet paper.
  • Glue the accordion strip to the side of the roll.

10. St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Handprint Craft:

You Will Need:

  • Black and white construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Washable paint in rainbow colors
  • Paintbrush, paper towels, and water
  • Foil wrappers from gold coin chocolate candy
  • All-purpose glue
  • White paint pen

How To:

  • Paint your child’s hand in the rainbow’s colors
  • Press your child’s hand on the top center of the white paper to make a print.
  • Now tell your child to wash his hand and glue the foil the wrappers on the base of the hand print. Tell your child to overlap the wrappers a bit.
  • Now draw and cut out the half circle pot shape from the black construction paper.
  • Glue the pot on the white paper, just below the coins. Overlap the golden coins a bit to make it look like they are inside the pot. Leave it for a while for the glue to dry.
  • Lastly, tell your child to write “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” on the pot of gold. This is one of the best and interesting St Patrick’s day kids crafts for them to make on this special day.

11. Pot Of Gold:

You Will Need:

  • Gold Paper Cups
  • Ribbon in Rainbow Colors
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Tell your child to trim the edges. Your child can use a pencil to mark the depth. It will be your final measurement.
  • Next, make four incisions from the top to this line, using the pencil. He has to make four parallel incisions.
  • Lastly, tell your child to round the left side of each of the four flaps.
  • Fill the box with some treats for the children and tie a colorful ribbon for an added effect.
  • To make the ribbon topper, cut the different colored rainbows of equal length and tie all of them at the end.
  • Place the knot inside the package. The ribbon should stream out of the middle. Children can even label the pot.

12. Watercolor Rainbow Clovers:

You Will Need:

  • Watercolors
  • White card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

How To:

  • Tell your child to make stripes of color on the paper, just like a rainbow. Ask your child to paint two to three sheets of the cardstock paper to make it easier to cut the hearts.
  • Once the paint dries thoroughly, fold the paper and cut out the heart shapes. Children can use the extra to make the clover’s stems.
  • Now roll up the pieces of washi tape and stick to the pointed part of the clover leaves.

13. Rainbow Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars:

You Will Need:

  • Colored paper cut into strips
  • Two toilet paper rolls
  • Tape
  • Green paper
  • Gold ribbon

How To:

  • Stick two toilet paper rolls together using a tape.
  • Now tell your child to wrap around the strips of paper and tape them together. Tell your child to continue sticking in the order of the rainbow.
  • Take some gold string or ribbon and tape to the inside of the toilet paper rolls. The string will help the children wrap around their necks.
  • Draw and cut out a shamrock from the green foam or construction paper and stick on the top of the paper rolls.

[ Read: Rainbow Crafts For Kids ]

14. Four Leaf Clover Hanger:

You Will Need:

  • Wooden shamrock shapes
  • Spray adhesives
  • Utility knife or scissor
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush

How To:

  • Attach green scrapbook papers to the wooden forms and leave it to dry.
  • Using a scissors or utility knife, cut the shamrock shapes.
  • Apply Mod Podge using a foam brush and leave it to dry.
  • Attach the shapes to the ribbon using the glue dots.
  • Add scrapbook letters to each shape.
  • Top the door hanging with a wooden ‘luck’ cutout and it’s done.

15. Leprechaun Beard:

Leprechaun Beard

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You Will Need:

  • Scissors
  • Beard template
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Orange fur
  • Glue

How To:

  • Let your child trace a leprechaun beard shape on the corrugated cardboard and cut it out. The corrugations should run vertically.
  • Now tell your child to stick the orange faux fur to the cardboard and trim the beard to shape.
  • Now ask him to place a bit of glue on the end of the bamboo skewer and insert into one the center flutes of the cardboard.
  • Leave the glue to dry completely before using.

16. St. Patrick’s Day Headband:

St. Patrick’s Day Headband

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You Will Need:

  • Headband of your choice
  • Green T-shirt or onesie
  • Glue Gun
  • Snap Barrette
  • Shimmery Ribbon
  • Felt
  • Button
  • Shamrock Template: Download

How To:

  • Download and print the template. Trace the template on the felt and cut it out.
  • Draw and cut out small hearts from the T-shirt or onesie. You just have to fold the fabrics and cut the free hand. Do the same for the ribbons you’re using.
  • Now ask your child to the glue the hearts to the clover. Ensure that you glue the heart down flat, but slightly bent so that it has some curl.
  • Now tell your child to add the ribbon where he would like.
  • Once the clover is covered, glue some of the onesie strips to the stems to cover it as well. Stick the button in the center.
  • Apply hot glue to the back of the felt so that just the ends of the barrette are fixed.
  • Press the snap barrette and wait for over a minute. Then tell your kid to open and close the barrette over and over again to ensure that the ends are glued.
  • Now stick the flower to the headband of your choice.

[ Read: Paper Plate Crafts For Kids ]

17. Paper Plate Leprechaun:

You Will Need:

  • Orange paint
  • Small paper plate
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate Leprechaun template
  • Construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons

How To:

  • Tell your child to paint the outer rim of the paper plate orange. Leave it aside to dry.
  • While the paint dries, print the template and cut out the pieces.
  • Trace each piece on the relevant construction paper and cut it out.
  • Now tell your child to assemble the hat. Children have to glue the hat on the back of the black band and yellow square.
  • Now that the paper plate has dried, tell your child to make snips whole way around the plate.
  • Now, add the hat on the leprechaun, and then the eyes and nose. Lastly, draw the leprechaun’s mouth.

18. St. Patrick’s Day Badges:

You Will Need:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Markers or crayons
  • Safety pin

How To:

  • Tell your child to cut two rectangles of the same color or pattern and two thin strips of the contrasting color or pattern for the ribbon.
  • Now tell him to fold two strips of paper in the accordion way. Next, tell him to fold each of the strips in half and then glue the edges together to make a semi-circle.
  • Glue two edges of the semi-circle together to create a full circle.
  • Now tell your child to stick the thin cardboard disc to the face of the badge.
  • On the second disc, tell your child to draw a design or character and glue to the front.
  • Now have your child cut two ribbon edge of the paper and stick to the back of the badge and cover with a white circle of paper.
  • Lastly, tell your child to stick the safety pin to the back of the circle and leave it to dry.

19. Cupcake Liner Clover:

You Will Need:

  • Cupcake liner
  • Scissors
  • Green food coloring

How To:

  • Tell your child to open the cupcake liner and flatten it completely. Now ask him to fold in half and again in half. And one more time.
  • Now tell him to cut the heart shape using the scissors, but not all the way to the bottom. You’ll get a four leaf clover.
  • Now wet the clovers slightly with water and then drop green food coloring on it.
  • After the paint dries, use it for making cards or hang them for the St. Patrick’s Day banner. This is a perfect St Patrick’s day craft for kids.

20. Shamrock Wand:

You Will Need:

  • Gold ribbon
  • Green construction
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Golden glitter
  • Scissors

How To:

  • Have your child fold the green construction paper and cut out a heart shape. You will need three hearts of the same size.
  • Now he has to glue all the hearts together to get the shape of a shamrock.
  • Take a darker shade of green construction paper and fold it over to get a skinny warn. Tape it so that the wand stays together.
  • Put some glitter glue on the outside of the shamrock shape and sprinkle some gold glitter on it.
  • Cut some golden ribbon and curl it using scissors. Tape the golden ribbon to the back of the shamrock and it’s done.

21. 3D Over the Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Craft:

You Will Need:

  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white and black paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pennies or glitter

How To:

  • Tell your child to start the craft by cutting long strips of lay and lay in the order of the rainbow colors. Now have them tape the pieces at the bottom, but slanted.
  • Now ask him to cut a pot of gold from the black construction paper and stick at the end of the strips.
  • By taking two paper strips at a time, make a loop and tape it to the paper.
  • Now tell your child to make a fluffy white cloud on the white construction paper. Tell him to cut it out and attach at the end of the rainbow.
  • Stick some pennies or chocolate coins to give an impression of ‘gold’.

[ Read: Rainbow Activities And Facts For Kids ]

22. End Of The Rainbow Twirlers:

You Will Need:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Black and yellow paper
  • Glue

How To:

  • Tell your child to start painting the rainbow stripes on the plate. They have to make spiral stripes. Leave it aside to dry.
  • When the plate dries, flip over and tell him to paint the back as well. If your child is impatient, then he can use a blow dryer.
  • Now tell him to start cutting the plate to make a spiral.
  • Now ask your child to draw and cut out a pot from the black construction paper and stick to the end of the spiral.
  • Now tell him to make coins from the yellow circle. He can add some sparkles too.
  • Make a hole in the center of the plate, thread through a string and hang it.

So gather your child and his friends on St’ Patrick’s Day, and make some brilliant St Patrick’s day crafts for toddlers. Do you know of any St Patrick’s day crafts for preschoolers? Tell us here!

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