It’s nearly St Patrick’s Day and we have a round up of 15 easy St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids that are fun, simple to make and look fantastic!
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Leprechauns, rainbows and shamrock…all great inspiration for St Patrick’s Day crafts! Take a look at these really fun ideas to do in the coming weeks. We particularly love the shamrock slime and the no-sew banner – and those cookies might just be calling my name!
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St Patrick’s Day Crafts
1. Leprechaun Hats
With popsicle sticks, some paper and paint even the youngest child can help make their own leprechaun’s hat! This great idea from The Resourceful Mama is also a great way to decorate a mantel, or as part of a table centrepiece.
Next up: End of the Rainbow Twirler
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2. End of the Rainbow Twirler
This is a great paper plate craft idea from Crafty Morning that delivers maximum impact! Paint a rainbow on the plate, leave to dry, then cut in a spiral and add your leprechaun’s pot of gold – fantastic!
Next up: Shamrock Slime
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3. Shamrock Slime
Are your kids slime-mad? They will love this shamrock slime from As The Bunny Hops that is full of green and gold glitter and shamrock confetti.
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4. Rainbow Watercolour Raised Salt Shamrock
This is an easy art project from Rhythms of Play that only takes a few minutes to set up. Kids will love watching the colours travel down the line of salt and bleed into each other creating a kaleidoscope effect!
Next up: Simple 3D Rainbow
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5. Simple 3D Rainbow
Pretty, fun and easy – this simple rainbow craft is perfect! There’s a full step-by-step over at Easy Peasy and Fun to help you create your own little rainbow to display.
Next up: Shamrock Twirler
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6. Shamrock Twirler
Who doesn’t love a pinwheel? Create your own, like this shamrock twirler from I Heart Crafty Things, with a few simple craft supplies. For another option, you could create a rainbow spiral that looks impressive as it spins!
Next up: Rainbow Chain Pot o’ Gold
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7. Rainbow Chain Pot o’ Gold
How cute is this idea from Crafty Morning? We love the rainbow paper chain, which is a fun activity for kids to make, and then the pot of gold finishes it off with some St Patrick’s Day charm!
Next up: No-Sew St Patrick’s Day Banner
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8. No-Sew St Patrick’s Day Banner
Decorate for St Patrick’s Day with this no-sew banner fromThe Benson Street. A variety of fabric and a glue gun are your friends for this one!
Next up: Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask
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9. Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask
Let your little leprechaun perfect those motor skills with a paper plate craft that is ideal for St Patrick’s Day. Simply Today Life gives a step-by-step method for creating your very own mask.
Next up: St Patrick’s Day Pot o’ Gold
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10. St Patrick’s Day Pot o’ Gold
What a tasty way to share love and luck this St Patrick’s Day! We love this simple and effective idea from The 36th Avenue for a fun craft project.
Next up: Crepe Paper Shamrock
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11. Crepe Paper Shamrock
Preschoolers will love this activity from The Resourceful Mama to create their own shamrock with crepe paper (or tissue paper) and glue.
Next up: Toilet Roll Leprechauns
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12. Toilet Roll Leprechauns
View From the Fridge created these little leprechauns using toilet paper rolls, some craft paper and embellishments – fantastic!
Next up: St Patrick’s Day Cookies
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13. St Patrick’s Day Cookies
Baking is always a fun activity to do with the kids, and these cookies are sure to be a hit! Lil Luna uses mint-flavoured M&Ms in hers, but plain green (and orange) ones would be great too.
Next up: Marble Shamrock Cards
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14. Marble Shamrock Cards
These kid-friendly watercolour shamrock cards from Hello Wonderful are a great, hands-on way for young children to discover how primary colours mix and create secondary colours!
Next up: Felt Shamrock Pin
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15. Felt Shamrock Pin
St Patrick’s Day crafts can be for adults too, and Thrifty Fun has a step-by-step for creating these cute felt shamrocks. Once you have created yours, you could use it as a brooch or pin, as a hair clip, attach it to a hairband, or make a whole bunch and create a show-stopping garland or door wreath.
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Which of these St Patrick’s Day crafts will you be making? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!