15 Lucky Kids' Crafts for St. Patrick's Day

Help your kids bring good luck into your home with these kid-friendly crafts perfect for St. Paddy's Day.

Even though it isn't the biggest of holidays to celebrate, St. Patrick's Day is still a fun, festive holiday for your kids. Get the paint, ribbons and card stock out, and help them make simple crafts that'll bring the luck of the Irish to your home.

Painted Sham'Rocks'

Sham"rocks"

Sham"rocks"

A fun easy family craft for St. Patrick's Day.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Bring a festive look to your garden with these simple sham'rocks'.

Make This: Painted Rocks

Rainbow Paper Wreath

Your kids will love to spiral card stock strips to make this colorful wreath.

Printable "LUCKY" Banner

Banner with Kids

Banner with Kids

Print our free pattern, then have your kids decorate their rooms with this easy-to-assemble "LUCKY" banner. 

Make This: "LUCKY" Banner

Paper Clover

Cut and Paste

Cut and Paste

If you are using paper, cut a series of circles and arrange by color. If you are using pressed leaves leave them whole and arrange by color. Begin gluing your leaves or paper onto the clover shaped backing, starting at the bottom and overlapping the shapes as you go up. Lay them in order of color for an ombre look, from light to dark or from more yellow-green to more blue-green. When the backing is completely covered, trim the edges flush with the backing.

To make this clover decor, glue paper in varying shades of green to cardboard backing shaped like a clover. Start at the bottom, and overlap the paper as you go up. Lay them in order of color for an ombre look, from light to dark or from more yellow-green to more blue-green. When the backing is completely covered, trim the edges flush with the backing. Help your kids hot glue gold ribbon for hanging.

Wax Paper Art

Kids' Craft: Wax paper Rainbow Art

Kids' Craft: Wax paper Rainbow Art

Use crayon shavings, wax paper and an iron to make rainbow art with your kids this St. Patrick's Day.

Turn crayon shavings and wax paper into works of art.

Make This: Wax Paper Rainbows

Eraser-Stamped Clover Shirt

Protect your little leprechaun from would-be pinchers with this adorable eraser-stamped four leaf clover t-shirt.

Burlap Wreath

Hang Wreath With a Polka Dot Ribbon

Hang Wreath With a Polka Dot Ribbon

Your kids can help tie burlap strips to make a wreath you can hang year-round — just switch out the shamrock embellishment for other holiday or seasonal ones.

Make This: Burlap Wreath

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Paper Leprechaun Hat

You only need a few materials to make this adorable leprechaun hat. Set up a photo booth at your party, and make a few of these to serve as fun props or give them out as party favors. Get the full instructions here>>

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Toppers

Baking cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Make them festive with these fun, printable party circles. All you need is paper, a craft punch, lollipop sticks and labels. Get the full instructions here>>

Lucky Banner

Celebrate this lucky holiday with a colorful pendant banner. Drape in front of a mantel, down a banister or across a doorway for a bit o' leprechaun luck. Get the full instructions here>>

Felt Shamrock Pillow

Update a pillow for every holiday with easy-to-make felt cutouts. A simple shamrock and flower appliqué add a splash of green to your home's decor for St. Patrick's Day. Get the full instructions here>>

St. Patrick's Day Art Prints

Printable art is a budget-friendly way to incorporate the St. Patrick's Day spirit into your home. Simply print off our templates and place in a favorite frame.

Potted Paper Clovers

Don't forget to decorate the dessert table. Make a fun and simple paper-clover centerpiece using only green card stock, skewers and a terra cotta pot. Get the full instructions here>>

Bubble Wrap Shamrocks

You can make these decorative shamrocks with your kids using only a few household items. Get the full instructions here>>

Easy-to-Make Burlap Wreath

If you can tie a knot, you can make this wreath. A glittering shamrock adds a little glam to this simple decoration, while neutral burlap fabric is versatile enough to display the wreath throughout the year. Get the full instructions here>>

Rainbow Paper Bunting

Add some color to your party with this easy cake bunting project. All you need is card stock, twine, tape and paper straws. Get the full instructions here>>

St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts

Don't get pinched on St. Patrick's Day with inexpensive, iron-on shamrock appliqués that can be easily added to any cotton shirt. Make sure to wash the shirt before applying the applique, and then remove backing from appliqué and place in desired position. Cover with a white cloth, and iron for 30 seconds to attach appliqué to shirt. Pre-made appliqués from Once Upon a Design.

Rainbow Paper Wreath

You can most likely rummage through your craft supplies to make this colorful wreath. The kids will love to help create the curly spirals, and they can hang the finished wreath on their bedroom door. Get the full instructions here>>

Free Printable T-Shirt Patterns

Choose from our custom patterns to fun T-shirts your friends will envy. We have patterns for your pooch, too! Print the patterns, and get full instructions>>

Felt Shamrock: Project 1

Make easy felt shamrocks and wear them several different ways, including attaching them to ribbon to wear as a headband. Get the full instructions here>>

Felt Shamrock: Project 2

Instead of using ribbon, glue a large felt shamrock to a hair pin. Get the full instructions here>>

Felt Shamrock: Project 3

Wear the felt shamrocks yourself by gluing them in varying sizes to a pin to add to your clothing. Get the full instructions here>>

Wax Paper Rainbow Art

Help your kids make abstract rainbow art using wax paper and crayon shavings. Get the full instructions here>>

Treat-Filled Paper Clovers

Fill these easy-to-sew paper clovers with delicious treats to surprise your kids. Get the full instructions here>>

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