5 St Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids: Leprechauns and Shamrock Themes

There is more to the Irish celebration of St Patrick’s Day than drinking Guinness in a crowded bar or watching a parade with kilts and bagpipes. 

There is a lot in it for kids too, especially with the quirky leprechaun characters, and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. What about a shamrock for good luck? 

We have put together a list of St Patrick’s Day craft ideas to suit kids from young toddlers up to older pre-schoolers so you can also complete some fun family activities as part of your celebrations this year. 

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5 St Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids

1. Leprechaun Trap Craft

Leprechaun Trap Craft

The leprechaun trap project is just the right mix of challenging and engaging for younger kids. There are a number of elements to bring together to make this work and it will keep the kids busy for a while to get it right. 

The end result if a colorful decoration to place around the house. 

2. St Patrick’s Day Wreath Decoration

St Patricks Day Wreath Decoration

This colorful wreath decorated with bright colors and green shamrocks will let your visitors know where to find the party this St Patrick’s Day. 

It is quite simple to make with the majority of the work coming from layering small pieces of colored paper on top of a cardboard cutout. 

3. Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft

Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft

You can’t have St Patrick’s Day without a few leprechaun decorations around the house. 

These paper plate crafts are cheap to make and have a fun mix of painting, cutting and gluing to create these quirky winking leprechaun faces (with an optional pipe). 

4. Leprechaun Hat & Beard Craft

Leprechaun Hat and Beard Craft

Continuing with the leprechaun theme, if you wanted your kids to be the walking decoration then you can dress them up with these leprechaun hats with an optional beard. 

Foam paper is used for the beard so you don’t have those scratchy edges you get with paper or cardboard so your kids can run around while dressed up without the risk the odd paper cut. 

5. Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft

Pot of Gold Craft

This is an easier craft activity and is suitable for younger toddlers. 

You can either use small stickers or paint to create your colorful rainbow. If you have older kids you can substitute for more advanced options like painting the whole thing with brushes, or perhaps some layers sponge effects,. 

More Holiday Themes Crafts

If you loved these St Patrick’s Day craft ideas then check out some of our other holiday themes. 

Final Word

These St Patricks Day craft ideas are mostly suitable for toddlers and preschoolers, and will make some very colorful additions to your decorations. 

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