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.
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.
Make This: Rainbow Paper Wreath
Printable "LUCKY" Banner
Print our free pattern, then have your kids decorate their rooms with this easy-to-assemble "LUCKY" banner.
Make This: "LUCKY" Banner
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
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.
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
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>