8 fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for kids. Quick and easy art and craft ideas for toddlers and preschoolers to do for March 17th!
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to round up a few of our favourite easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts and put them all here in one place for you.
These St. Paddy’s Day crafts are all suitable for toddlers and preschoolers but elementary students will enjoy some of them as well. They all use common, household materials, so they’re perfect for home, daycare, preschool or the classroom.
As you would expect, there are several rainbow crafts here – rainbows and St. Patrick’s Day always go hand and hand together – pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and all that good stuff.
And speaking of “pot of gold”, one of our crafts is a “lucky green wreath” adorned with some gold coins. Chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day crafting if you have a pot of gold craft to make.
You can check all of these St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas out by clicking the links below.
8 Fun and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers
Rainbow Coloured Shamrock Craft:
This project is a great St. Patrick’s Day craft for toddlers and preschoolers because the process is easy for little hands to do, and a lot of fun. Little kids find it quite magical and they’re always so excited to see their results.
Rather than making our shamrocks green, we thought it would be fun to make colourful rainbow-coloured shamrocks. After-all, rainbows are so fitting for St. Patrick’s Day, and with St. Patrick’s Day falling smack dab in the middle of March, the weather can still be quite dreary here, so rainbow shamrocks can really brighten your space.
You can even turn this craft into a lesson about why we associate shamrocks with St. Patrick’s Day.
Click here for the how-to for our ink blot shamrocks.
Tissue Paper Rainbow Mandala Craft:
The next St. Patrick’s Day craft is a paper plate rainbow mandala. Preschoolers and elementary students will enjoy making this one.
This craft provides a great opportunity for kids to learn rainbow colour order and also a really cool way to draw a rainbow.
Dangle some fluffy white clouds from your mandalas, and these rainbows will be perfect to hang from the ceiling of the classroom, or in a window on St. Paddy’s Day.
Click here for the how-to for our paper plate rainbow mandala.
This tissue paper rainbow is another great St. Patrick’s Day craft for kindergarten or for toddlers or preschoolers. It’s similar to the rainbow mandala.
Young children will love this craft because most kids really enjoy working with tissue paper. It looks, feels and sounds so lovely. Kids can crumple their tissue paper before glueing it to their rainbow, or they can lay their pieces flat like you see in the photo above.
Handling tissue paper is beneficial for fine-motor skills because it requires a delicate touch to pick the pieces up and separate them from one another. This activity also teaches about colour order and following a colour map.
Click here for the instructions for our tissue paper rainbow craft.
Here’s a fun rainbow treat to serve the kids for St. Patrick’s Day. Rainbow Water is super-easy to make and it’s sugar-free. You just have to remember to prepare this the night before.
Click here for details for our Rainbow Water treat.
Rainbow Collage Art for Preschoolers:
My daycare toddlers and preschoolers loved making this tissue paper rainbow with colourful odds and ends from our craft cupboards. It was a great colour-matching activity and the results were really pretty. This activity was also great for helping to develop fine-motor skills as the pieces they were working with were quite tiny. To finish off the project, the kids painted a blue sky all around their rainbows.
Click here for the details to our rainbow collage project.
Painted Rainbow Bunting:
These painted rainbows make a great St. Patrick’s Day craft for elementary students. They’ll love the way you paint these rainbows. It’s the coolest! Circle, circle, circle, SNIP! You can decorate with these rainbows in all kinds of ways. We turned ours into a St. Patrick’s Day bunting for our playroom.
Click here to see the cool process for painting these rainbows.
Lucky Green Wreath and Tissue Paper Rainbows:
Our last two crafts (above) are featured together in one post.
Kids of all ages will love making our lucky green wreath for St. Patrick’s Day. Once again, tissue paper is the star of the show for this easy St. Paddy’s Day craft, and the gold coin and gold ribbon make it shimmer! Just like a pot of gold.
These tissue paper rainbows are similar to the other rainbows in our round-up but we’ve added some fluffy clouds at each end. You could get creative and add a pot of gold to one end of this rainbow too!
Click here to see the details for our lucky green wreath and accompanying rainbow craft.
I truly hope you’ve enjoyed these simple but adorable St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities and I hope your kids do too. Whether you’re crafting with toddlers, preschoolers or elementary aged kids this St. Patrick’s Day, you’re bound to find projects that will please everyone here.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.