On St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all Irish! It’s one of those holidays that children gravitate towards, whether or not they actually celebrate it culturally. Lean into this interest and set up some fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for the toddlers and kids in your family.

In this guide, we’ll outline some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts for toddlers and kids as well as printable St. Patrick’s Day crafts, to make your life even easier. If you are looking for more fun and enriching activities to do with your children, check out what the thousands of educators are offering on Sawyer!

St Patrick’s Day crafts for toddlers

Toddlers love arts and crafts, even if they might not be the most nimble fingered. Choosing the right crafts for toddlers is important. The activities should be easy to do and quick to finish. Toddlers have short attention spans and their fine and gross motor skills are still being developed. Try some of these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for toddlers to start!

Handprint 4 leaf clovers

Handprint crafts are a give-in for toddlers. Not only are they fun for the toddler to get their hands dirty, but also they don’t require a lot of artistic skill. For this craft, help your toddler dip their hand in green paint and then stamp their hand down four times in the shape of a 4 leaf clover on a piece of paper. Add a stem to their clover and then let them decorate with glitter, stickers, and anything else!

Toilet paper roll leprechaun hats

This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft for toddlers that you can do with household items. All you need is an empty toilet paper roll, a paper plate, green, black, and gold paint or markers, and any other decorative items your child might want. Have your child paint or color the toilet paper roll and paper plate green. Then, attach the roll (upright) to the paper plate, making it look like a leprechaun hat! Then your child can add a black strip with a gold buckle, sparkles, a flower, and anything else they want.

Sponge paint rainbow

Why paint with paint brushes when you can use sponges, which are so much more fun? Cut up pieces of a sponge and have your child dip them in each color of the rainbow, then make their own rainbow! Help them draw or create a pot of gold at the end. You can also use the sponge with white paint to create clouds below the rainbow.

St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids

With elementary school aged children, you can expand the repertoire of your crafts and find activities that are a bit more difficult. Your child will love the challenge and you might even enjoy yourself as well! Try some of these St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids and watch the magic!

Origami 4 leaf clover

If your child is looking for a simple way to get into origami, making a 4 leaf clover for St Patrick’s Day is perfect! All you need is one square of green paper and folding instructions to create your masterpiece. This YouTube video does a great job of outlining the steps so you and your child can become origami masters in no time. Plus, check out our guide to learn more about the benefits of learning origami for kids.

St Patrick’s Day baked goods

Does baking and decorating baked goods count as crafting? Yes, definitely! There are so many benefits of baking and cooking with children. They get to practice language, math, and fine and gross motor skills in a fun environment. Plus, it’s a wonderful bonding experience for parents and children. For St. Patrick’s Day, make cupcakes, brownies, or cookies and then use frosting to decorate with shamrocks, rainbows, and leprechaun hats!

Paper plate pot of gold

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is a magical part of the St. Patrick’s Day lore that children love. Using a paper plate, black paint, yellow paper, and yellow buttons, you can make your own pot of gold with your child! Just cut the plate in half and paint it black, this will be the pot. Then, cut the yellow card stock to have rounded edges and attach to the flat side of the plate. Add the yellow buttons to provide texture and look like gold coins. Voila! The pot of gold has been found.

Printable St Patrick’s Day crafts

Want to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with less hassle? Printable St. Patrick’s Day crafts are the way to go! These make it easy for you and your family to have fun celebrating the holiday with less mess and planning.

We hope this guide gave you some inspiration to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with your family this year. Don’t forget to wear green so you won’t get pinched! If you are looking for more spring crafts for kids, check out our guide. You can also find hundreds of enriching art classes on Sawyer. Discover wonder for your family today!

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