From lucky leprechauns to rainbows worthy of a pot gold, parents have plenty of St. Patrick’s Day craft projects to keep little ones busy until March 17. These activities are perfect for parent-child bonding time or to encourage siblings to work cooperatively while tapping into their creativity. Explore seven of our favorite St. Patty’s Day crafts for kids.
Pom Pom Leprechaun
This super-simple leprechaun art project from Crafty Morning requires only construction paper, crayons, glue, scissors — and pom poms, of course. Your child will have fun choosing and gluing them onto the leprechaun’s beard, and they can make his googly-eyed face as serious or silly as they want.
Watercolor Shamrock Clover Cards
Break out some watercolors for this Hello, Wonderful project. Grandparents will love to receive these homemade cards in the mail, with a personalized drawing or a note inside.
Mini Pots of Gold
With a craft store-purchased pot and a handful of other supplies, your child can create a pot of gold that any leprechaun would love. Fill it with some gold-wrapped chocolate or candy and turn the project into a gift for a teacher or neighbor with Club Chica Circle‘s free printable rainbow tag.
The DIY slime trend continues with this shimmery fun craft from As the Bunny Hops. This one requires some adult supervision, and you’ll want to keep the borax away from small children before it goes into the mixture.
Easy Paper Bag Leprechauns
Your toddler can use this leprechaun paper bag to store some St. Patrick’s goodies or even as a puppet! Toddler Approved will take you through this easy craft in a few steps.
Over the Rainbow Painting
This rainbow art from Made With Happy is a colorful project that can easily be customized. Toddlers can finger paint, while older kids can practice their fine motor skills with paintbrushes.
Fruit Loop Rainbow
St. Patrick’s Day décor has never been so sweet. Kids can snack as they go while creating this Jenny Irvine craft — as long as they don’t eat the cotton-ball clouds.