These St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids are sure to not only keep your kiddos busy but also help them celebrate the holiday in a fun and creative way. The craft projects rounded up below are ideal for most kids in the elementary school age and can easily be scaled up or down to accommodate other ages. Be sure to bookmark this page and share it with your teacher friends and homeschool mom friends!
Who is St. Patrick?
Every March, there comes a holiday where people dress in green so they don’t get pinched, read books about rainbows and pots of gold, and have parties to celebrate a man named St. Patrick. But who is he and why does he have a day on our calendar?
In a nutshell, St. Patrick is known Christian missionary born in the fifth century. Although he was born in Roman Britian, he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland at the age of 16. He would later escape, only to find himself going back to become an “Apostle of Ireland.”
He both served as a bishop and was credited for being Christianity to the people of Ireland. This bit of history is definitely worth sharing while doing some of the arts and crafts surrounding this day.
Where do the symbols of St. Patrick’s Day come from?
After briefly reading about the history of St. Patrick, you may be wondering where we get shamrocks, leprachauns, pots of gold, and the color green from. It’s a fact that St. Patrick wore blue instead of green and that he used a shamrock to explain the trinity.
When it comes to the other symbols, those were adopted over time thanks to Irish folklore and myth stories. It would only be a matter of time before Irish culture would take over St. Patrick’s Day and make it more about the color green and pots of gold. While there’s nothing wrong with these symbols, let’s not forget who paved the way for this day to be what it is.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
Get ready for a crafting good time. These crafts are perfect for doing as a family, a classroom activity, or with a co-op homeschool group.
Shamrocks are a prized possession, especially when you find one with four leaves (AKA a four leaf clover). Below are a few shamrock crafts that kids would have fun making and doing:
- St. Patrick’s Day Slime with Shamrocks
- Crystal Shamrocks
- Shamrock Wands
- Shamrock Boquet
- Shamrock Wreath
- Shamrock Corner Bookmark
- Yarm-Wrapped Shamrocks
- Stained Glass Shamrock Craft
- Shamrock Love Plant
Leprachaun & Pots of Gold Crafts
There’s no shortage of leprechauns and pots of gold on St. Patrick’s Day. These crafts are cute, fun, and easy to do. Not to mention, most of the supplies will be those you already have on hand.
- Toilet Paper Roll Leprechauns
- Pot of Gold with a Rainbow
- Leprechaun Hats
- Paper Cup Leprechauns
- Flower Pot of Gold
- Leprechaun Finger Puppets
- Leprechaun-Inspired Playdough
- Lucky Charms Catapult
- Paper Bag Leprechauns
Rainbows go hand-in-hand with the pots of gold and leprechauns. Make a few of these and put together a full St. Patrick’s Day-themed scene:
- Rainbow Painted Stones
- Over the Rainbow 3-D Craft
- St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Necklace
- Rainbow Windsock
- Paper Plate Rainbow Garden
- Rainbow Sun Catcher
- Rainbow Bead Bracelet
Other St. Patrick’s Day Activities
If you’re looking for other activities to do to celebrate this day, you can always have a St. Patrick’s themed party. Make some green snacks and beverages and play a few games. Bingo, I Spy, and St. Patrick Says are just a few that kids would thoroughly enjoy. You can also have your kids come up with some ideas. What they come up with may surprise you!
Take the guesswork out of what to do for St. Patrick’s Day and give some of the craft projects a try. They are a fun and unique way to celebrate the holiday in creative style. What do you like to do for St. Patrick’s Day? Let me know in the comments below!
By the way… don’t forget to check out my wreath kits, door hanger kits, and other supplies to make your crafting time creative and fun!