24 Easy St Patricks Day Activities for Kids {crafts}


How to make easy St. Patricks Day Activities like how to catch a leprechaun, pot of gold, shamrock, rainbow crafts and recipes which are all perfect for your St. Patty’s Day celebration.  Your kids and friends will adore these St. Patricks Day activities, and the crafts are worth pots o’gold!  {{wink}}  

St. Patricks Day is such a fun Day, and these activities, jokes and crafts help make it even more special! Creating a new tradition for your family has never been so easy with these 95 creative St. Patrick’s Day party printables, homemade party favors, printable games and activities for kids, recipes, coloring pages, and even several ways to catch a Leprechaun!

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St Patricks Day Activities

1.  Leprechaun Peg Dolls ~ It’s always fun to see what mischief leprechaun’s get into.  Now you can have an entire family of leprechaun’s to play with!  Made from wooden spools and beads and felt.

2.  Hand Print Leprechauns {St Patricks Day School Activities} ~ This Hand Print Leprechaun is a great activity for home or school.  These sweet little leprechauns are perfect for decorating a bulletin board, the perfect picture for a March calendar, or you can even cute them out and laminate them for the kids to wear on St. Patrick’s Day, ensuring none of them get pinched.

3.  Shamrock Pops ~ Transform a candy ring pop into a rockin’ shamrock pop with foam heart stickers.

4.  DIY Chenille Shamrocks ~ All you need to make these shamrocks is a green pipe cleaner and your hands! They can be used for almost anything decor, gift topper or even just to hand out to friends! Easy to make, cute to display!

5.  Toilet Paper Roll Leprechauns ~ Don’t throw away your empty toilet paper rolls.  You can recycle them to make some tricky leprechauns using paint and yarn.  {{wink}}

6.  Clover Leaf Lei Tutorial ~ Not only is this clover leaf lei gorgeous to wear it will keep your kiddo pinch proof!

7.  Fingerprint Shamrocks ~ Putting a festive St. Patrick’s Day twist on finger printing by creating shamrock prints with green paint.  My kids love to paint and with enough paper can keep themselves busy for hours.  

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How To Catch A Leprechaun

8.   End of the Rainbow Motel {free printables} ~ Try to catch the clever leprechauns by making a trap with items found at home and these free printables.  Use gold coins to bait them!

9.  Leprechaun Trap Children’s Activity ~ Trap that tricky leprechaun with this trap made from a wooden kid’s bug box, washi tape, stickers, duct tape and baker’s twine.

10.  Rainbow Leprechaun Trap ~ St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and it’s the perfect time to catch a leprechaun.  Children will love to wake in the morning to see if they caught a lucky Leprechaun in the Leprechaun trap they designed, and creating the traps is a great opportunity to spend some quality time as a family.

11.  Magic Leprechaun Door ~ How adorable is this Leprechaun Door?!  What a fun treat for the kiddo’s to find on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day. 

12.  How to Bait a Leprechaun ~ If you’ve not been able to catch a Leprechaun yet you just might want to try some new bait, donuts.  Decorated Cheerios make the perfect size treat for leprechauns. You can even download and print the free donut box.  {{score}}

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Pot of Gold Activities 

13.  Pot of Gold Telescope ~ Imagine the treasures your children will find with this special Pot of Gold Telescope!  From rainbows to a pot of gold your child will delight in this easy craft using a mason jar lid, craft foam, cellophane and glue.

14.  St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt {free printable} ~ Those sneaky little leprechauns have hidden our gold and we’re on a hunt to find it! 

15.  Make Your Own Pot of Gold ~ As that lucky Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow can be tricky to find, we decided to make our own. With just a few supplies, you’ll have a fun centerpiece filled with gold.

16.  Gold Slime Recipe ~ What could be more fun than a slimy treasure hunt in sparkly gold slime?

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Leprechaun Dress Ups

17.  Leprechaun Beard Tutorial ~ Super easy kids leprechaun beards made out of yarn.  All you need is orange string, green pipe cleaners, and a fun St. Patrick’s Day Hat. 

18.  Leprechaun Hats ~ Felt, green Solo cup and string, a Leprechaun hat couldn’t get any easier than this!

19.  Paper Leprechaun Beard {St Patricks Day Kids Crafts} ~ Let your littles enjoy creating fun costumes for St. Patrick’s Day, like these fun leprechaun beards.  They can dress up and create their own stories about rainbows and gold, or  you can read them some fun stories about leprechauns and the luck of the Irish while they act them out.  Either way, this fun St. Patrick’s Day themed dress up clothes will keep them busy all afternoon.

20.  Leprechaun Hat & Beard Dress Ups ~ Dress up your kiddo with these leprechaun hat and beard dress ups.  Simply cut out the hats on green construction paper and the beards from orange paper.  Or you can cut them out on white and color them in.

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Rainbow Crafts

21.  Paper Plate Rainbow ~ St. Patrick’s Day must have rainbows to find the pot of gold, right?  This on is sure to make everyone smile.  Made from strips of colored construction paper and a paper plate.

22.  End of the Rainbow Twirlers ~ Sometimes that pot of gold is too hard to catch!  So, why not make your own with this End of the Rainbow Twirler?!  Hang it outside to watch it spin in the wind.  It will be a rainbow of color.  {{snicker}}

23.  Stained Glass Rainbow ~ Have your children create a stained glass rainbow from tissue paper, glue and wax paper.  They will feel a great sense of pride when their artwork is hanging for all to see.

24.  Rainbow Art with Q-tips ~ Q-tips make wonderful paint brushes.  They’re cheap, disposable and perfect for little hands.  By taping several q-tips together you can paint the perfect rainbow.

25.  Taste the Rainbow {free printable} ~ Kids will love making a rainbow with this free printable!  Skittles for the rainbow stripes and miniature marshmallows for the clouds.  The best part, kids can eat it!


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  1. This is such a fun collection of St. Patrick’s Day crafts and recipes. I especially love the Rainbow telescope. It’s such a unique and clever idea! I am pinning this page!

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