10 Festive St. Patty’s Day Crafts

Crafts and Games, Family, Featured Article, Holidays


Nothing gets kids more excited for a holiday than a fun craft project. And we’ve rounded up the blogosphere’s very best St. Patty’s Day crafts to get the whole family in the shamrock spirit!

Fruit Loop Rainbow


CREDIT: Amy Latta/OneArtsyMama.com

Taste the rainbow while assembling this St. Patrick’s Day craft featured on One Artsy Mama. Your kids will love this edible art project that pulls double duty as a sugary snack and a festive craft.

Paper Shamrock Lei


CREDIT: Rebecca Cooper/SimpleAsThatBlog.com

What better way to show off some serious St. Patty’s Day spirit than with this festive shamrock accessory? Let your little helper assist you in stringing together the paper shamrocks and model it when complete!

Pot of Gold-in-a-Jar


CREDIT: Rachel Beyer/MyOwnLabels.com

Bottle a pot of gold in a mason jar using gold-wrapped chocolates, rainbow skittles, and puffy marshmallows. This rainbow treat is the perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth.

Paper Plate Leprechaun


CREDIT: Laura & Angela Kromer/AboutAMom.com

Paper plate? Check. Construction paper and curling ribbon? Check and check. Chances are, you’ve already got the supplies for this kid-friendly project on hand. Hang the final product on your front door to let your neighbors know you’re in the celebrating mood.

Green Play-Doh


CREDIT: Homespun With Love

With a touch of festive green dye, this quintessential childhood favorite pays homage to the luck of the Irish. Check out Homespun with Love for the super simple recipe.

Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamps


CREDIT: Allison Sonnier/LearnPlayImagine.com

An ultra low-key craft that encourages veggie consumption? Count us in. Cut slices of bell pepper to use as four-leaf clover stamps, just like Allison’s does on Learn Play Imagine. And if your little ones want to snack on some slices as well, provide a bowl of hummus for dipping. Win, win!

Handprint Leprechauns


CREDIT: Jill Dubien/MeettheDubiens.com

Turn’s out Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday for handprint art; Jill’s festive reinterpretation of the classic handprint-turkey retains all the finger painting fun but gets an appropriately Irish makeover.

Lucky Charms Bracelet

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CREDIT: Heidi Gustad/ModPodgeRocksBlog.com

The perfect blend of style and sweetness, this chic and creative craft utilizes actual cereal marshmallows as festive bracelet charms. Just be warned: Mod Podge makes this mouthwatering jewelry inedible.

Thumbprint Shamrock Cards


CREDIT: Destri Bufmack/TheMotherHuddle.com

Destri’s toddler-friendly project proves that snail mail isn’t totally obsolete. These thoughtful, homemade cards are the perfect way to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” to grandmas, favorite teachers and friends who live far away.

Green Candied Popcorn


CREDIT: Cindy Hopper/SkiptoMyLou.org

Snacks are an essential accompaniment to any celebration, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. While this holiday is a great excuse to get in healthy greens like spinach and broccoli, a little indulgence is part of the fun. Plus, we say it’s okay to pretend that this green candied popcorn is actually good for you.

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