St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re Irish – and even if you’re not – I’ve got a wonderful collection of crafts that you can share with your children and show off that Irish pride. Kids love crafting – almost as much as we adults do – and to make things really fun, I’ve added some really neat ways to create shamrocks and other St. Patrick’s Day themed activities.
From slime and play dough to shirts and necklaces, I promise there is going to be a project in here that you are going to want to share with your little ones. There are a few really great learning activities that incorporate fine motor skill development and even a science craft project! I love sensory projects, like this one that teaches how to blow bubbles in slime, and other learning activities. This project list has so many wonderful things that you can share with your children and teach them amazing skills.
There are things for kids to wear, things for them to decorate the house with, and even things for them to just have fun. Kids crafts are the best and I adore spending time with little ones at the kitchen table learning and crafting. You’re going to love it, too. Most of these projects require only a handful of supplies, and many of them use things that you probably already have on hand. Best of all, they’re fun for kids and parents, like these fun glow in the dark projects.
Even if you don’t normally celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you’re going to love these DIY kids’ crafts. They’re going to spend hours at the table making shamrocks and other green things and you’re going to have a wonderful list of crafts for them to enjoy when the weather isn’t allowing for outdoor play. Grab those crafting supplies, and the kids, and let’s make some kid themed St. Patrick’s Day crafts that are sure to please the entire family.
31. Rainbow Gelatin Sensory Tub
32. Rainbow Wind Chime
This rainbow wind chime is a bit complicated for kids with its tin cans and rotary tools, but you can make it from paper cups just as easily if you want something that kids can do unsupervised. Or, supervise them and do all the hard parts and they can make this just as it is. You use tin cans in different sizes and paint them rainbow colors. Then attach golden pipe cleaners to hang it up.
33. Salt Dough Clover
Salt dough is one of the most fun crafts that kids can do. What’s really great is you can make just about anything from salt dough and kids can easily make the dough themselves with minimal supervision. If you don’t have a shamrock cookie cutter for this, you can use a small heart cutter and just cut three or four hearts for each shamrock. Then just add the stem.
34. Shamrock Crystals
These shamrock crystals are exciting to make and to look at when they’re finished. They have borax in them, which you can find at most grocery stores in the laundry aisle. You’ll also need mason jars, pipe cleaners, and a few other key supplies. Kids are going to love making these sparkly shamrocks and decorating with them when they’re finished. Note, borax should never be ingested so supervise younger children carefully.
35. Easy Shamrock Hat
This cute little shamrock hat is made from a paper plate and it’s so easy. You just fold and cut the shamrock, and then paint and decorate however you want – or however the kids want. The shamrock stands tall and proud in front of the little hat and kids are going to love making and wearing this. Grab some green paint and maybe some glittery stickers to decorate.
36. Shamrock Sprouts On A Sponge
I am such a huge fan of any kids craft that teaches about growing things. This shamrock sprouts on a sponge craft is perfect for helping kids to understand how things grow and to get them excited about watching their little sprouts. Take a green sponge and cut it into the shape of a shamrock, then let the kids take over. They’ll wet the sponge and place their little sprouts on it. In a few days, they’ll begin to grow!
37. St. Patrick’s Day Window Transparency
Window transparencies are so much fun to look at and so easy to make. You’ll start with construction paper that you cut into a shamrock shape – actually you will need two shamrocks for each transparency. Then, let kids glue little strips of colorful tissue paper cut into squares on the shamrock. Once they’re finished, they’ll love hanging these in the windows and watching the colors dance around the room when the sun hits them.
38. Sparkling Lime Jell-O Play Dough
Kids – and some adults I know – really love playing with play dough. This particular play dough is sparkly green, just perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. You color this with lime Jell-O which also gives it a wonderful scent. Then let the kids have a blast making all sorts of little St. Patrick’s Day trinkets like shamrocks or even molding their own little leprechauns. It smells wonderful and sparkles – what more could you ask for?
39. Split Pea Shamrocks
If you want your St. Patrick’s Day décor to be a bit old-fashioned and rustic, these split pea shamrocks are perfect and kids will love making them. You could actually have them create all sorts of green things for the holiday and make them all from dried split peas. The color is perfect and little ones are going to adore gluing them all together for their creations. This is the perfect craft for colder days. Kids will spend hours at the table making all sorts of Irish themed things for you to hang.
40. Easy DIY Paper Shamrocks
Strips of green paper glued or stapled together create these lovely shamrocks and they’re quite bubbly. Instead of a dull, flat paper shamrock, help the little ones make these full shamrocks that literally stand alone. Green cardstock is thick and heavy enough to make them and you can put a lot of them together and create a nice garland display. There’s not painting in this project, just some cutting and gluing, so it’s great for the little ones.
41. St. Patrick’s Day Garland
Let the kids go wild decorating for St. Patrick’s Day with this adorable garland. For older children, you can make a shamrock template and let them cut out the shapes themselves. Younger children can help with the gluing and attaching the shamrocks all together. This is a great project for the entire family and it will be so much fun to hang the garland after it’s all finished.
42. St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Shirt
Shirt crafts are always so much fun, especially when the kids get to wear their crafts and show off their artwork. These little lucky shirts are too cute and so easy for kids to make. You start with a clean white shirt and then let them create a sort of mold for their stamps, which they transfer to their shirts. They could make just one shamrock or a whole collection of them. Let their creativity come through and then let them show off the shirts they made by wearing them on St. Patrick’s Day.
43. St Patrick’s Day Slime Science Activity
Craft time is the perfect time to teach children about science. This slime activity will give them such a fun learning experience, and it will be fun for you, too. Slime is always fun and you can add green glitter or any number of other things to make it even more fun for them to make and play with. I love how easy this recipe is. If your kids love slime, this is a great craft. It’s a bit messy but well worth it.
44. St. Patrick’s Day In A Jar
This is a great project for giving the kids something to do and using up a few old mason jars. These St. Patrick’s Day jars are perfect for gift giving and kids will adore putting all of them together. You start with a clean jar and add chocolate gold foiled coins. Then add rainbow candies, like Skittles, and finish off with some mini marshmallows. The jars instantly become a St. Patrick’s Day rainbow complete with a pot of gold at the end.
45. Easy DIY Wine Cork Shamrocks
Shamrocks can be difficult to draw, even for adults, which is what makes this wine cork shamrock such a great project. You just tape three wine corks together, dip them in green paint, and let kids make stamp art! This is a wonderful project – it’s so easy and so inexpensive and they could make any number of things with the stamps. If you don’t have some old wine corks lying around, you can buy them at most craft stores and get an entire bag for just a couple of dollars.