25+ Engrossing St Patrick’s Day Crafts For Toddlers

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Get your children their pots of gold and leprechauns with these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for preschoolers and toddlers. You need the basic art supplies, a table that is permitted to get messy, and tons of St. Patrick’s Day spirit. In this post, we have listed several St. Patrick’s Day crafts suitable and fun for beginners and professionals alike. In addition, we have listed many crafts that revolve around the rainbows, pots of gold, and leprechauns that would transform your house and your child’s room into a leprechaun’s wonderland.

Read on and gather your green art supplies to enter the world of DIY St. Patrick’s Day decorations.

25+ Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Preschoolers And Toddlers

1. Pom-Pom Painted Rainbow

You will need:

  • Pom-poms
  • Paints of rainbow colors
  • Clothespins
  • White card stock
  • White tissue paper
  • Paper plate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tiny containers or egg cartons

How to:

  1. Attach a pom-pom to a clothespin.
  2. Pour the paint into a tiny container or egg carton.
  3. Cut the white card stock into a circle.
  4. Dip the pom-pom into the paint and draw a violet circle on white card stock at the center.
  5. Paint the rainbow colors around the violet circle. Go backward with the color rings.
  6. Let the card stock dry and cut into two semi-circles to obtain two arched rainbows.
  7. Now, tear the tissue paper and crumple it into tiny balls.
  8. Cut the tissue paper about the width of the semi-circle.
  9. Stick the tissue paper with glue near the flat edge of the rainbow.
  10. Dip the tissue paper balls in some glue and stick them on the white tissue paper for a cloudy effect.

2. Shamrock Photo Frame

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You will need:

  • Card stock
  • Green craft paper
  • Green pom-poms
  • A photo of your child
  • Glue stick and scissors

How to:

  1. Trace a shamrock template on the card stock and green paper. Cut it carefully.
  2. Attach the green craft shamrock on top of the card stock.
  3. Crop the face of a person from a photo. Then, paste the face with glue into the center of the shamrock.
  4. Decorate the surroundings with green pom-poms.

3. Rainbow Slime

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You will need:

  • Glitter glue of different colors
  • Baking soda
  • Contact solution
  • Slime containers

How to:

  1. In a container, add one-third of any colored glitter glue.
  2. Add one-fourth teaspoon of baking soda and one-eighth teaspoon of contact solution to the glue.
  3. Mix the glue well until you receive a slimy consistency. Add more baking soda if needed.
  4. Repeat the above steps with different colors of glitter glue.
  5. Finally, knead them all together, and let the slime party begin.

4. Rainbow In A Jar

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You will need:

  • Colored sand
  • Spoon
  • A glass jar

How to:

  1. Layer the jar with colored sand. You can have more of green sand to signify St. Patrick’s Day.
  2. Create the pattern of a rainbow within the jar.
  3. Finally, close the lid and put it to display.

5. Cereal Pot Of Gold

You will need:

  • Black and green construction paper
  • Yellow-colored cereal
  • Glue
  • Glitter

How to:

  1. Cut a green construction paper in the required size.
  2. Trace a pot on the black construction paper and cut it out carefully.
  3. Stick the pot on the green construction paper.
  4. Now, dip the cereal in glue and stick them on the pot as a stack of gold.
  5. Finally, decorate the pot with glitter.

6. Fingerprint Shamrock Mug

You will need:

  • White mug
  • Contact paper
  • Black porcelain marker
  • Green porcelain paint
  • Craft knife
  • A tray

How to:

  1. Cut the contact paper into a square.
  2. Draw a shamrock on the contact paper. Next, cut the design with a craft knife and remove it to obtain a shamrock template.
  3. Peel the white paper off the contact paper and stick it on the mug.
  4. Pour the green porcelain paint onto the tray.
  5. Let your children decorate the mug using their green fingerprints within the empty space.
  6. After the paint dries, peel out the contact paper carefully to reveal a beautiful finger-painted shamrock on the mug.

7. Yarn-Wrapped Shamrock

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You will need:

  • Green yarn of various shades
  • Shamrock-shaped cardboard
  • Green or brown paint (optional)

How to:

  1. Take shamrock-shaped cardboard.
  2. If you wish to, you may paint it with green or brown color.
  3. Take the green-colored yarns, and wrap the shamrocks with them.
  4. You may choose to wrap a single or multiple shades of green around the shamrock.
  5. Leave a bit of thread as a piece of hanging equipment.

8. Shamrock Print Art

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You will need:

  • Shamrock template
  • White paper
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Paint

How to:

  1. Trace the shamrock template on white paper.
  2. Stick masking tape to the shamrock and attach it to another piece of white paper.
  3. Color the white space around the shamrock with any form of print.
  4. Detach the shamrock after painting around it.

9. Pie Pan Leprechaun Hat

You will need:

  • Foil pan
  • Green paint
  • Black, yellow, and green felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Green pom-poms

How to:

  1. Paint the foil pan with green paint and let it dry.
  2. While the foil pan dries, cut the felts for the belt.
  3. Stick a tiny black felt square in the center of a yellow felt square.
  4. Cut a large strip of the black felt paper and wrap it around the dried foil pan. Then, attach the yellow felt square to its center.
  5. Cut a small strip of the green felt and stick three pom-poms to it. Stick this pom-pom shamrock on the top of the foil hat. The pie pan leprechaun hat is now ready.

10. St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Card With Marshmallows

You will need:

  • Marshmallows
  • Card stock
  • Green and white craft papers
  • Rubber bands
  • Color pens
  • Envelopes
  • Green paint
  • Glue

How to:

  1. Cut a green craft paper of the required size and glue it to card stock to strengthen it.
  2. Cut a smaller white craft paper in the same shape and stick it on the green craft paper.
  3. Stick three marshmallows in the shape of a shamrock and tie them with a rubber band.
  4. Pour some green paint onto a tray.
  5. Dip the marshmallows inside the green paint and tap them onto the white craft paper to obtain a shamrock.
  6. Let your child decorate the white space of the greeting card as per their wish.
  7. Write a St. Patrick’s Day message on the card before enclosing it inside an envelope.

11. Rainbow Pasta Necklace

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You will need:

  • Vinegar
  • Pasta
  • Rainbow food colors
  • Small containers
  • Green craft paper
  • Green glitter
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Thread

How to:

  1. Mix water and vinegar in equal proportions. Transfer it into a few smaller containers and dissolve different food colors in each container.
  2. Soak the pasta in the colors for a few hours.
  3. Remove them and dry them for a few hours.
  4. In the meantime, draw a shamrock on green craft paper and cut it.
  5. Paint some glue and sprinkle some glitter on top.
  6. Put a hole in the shamrock and attach a hanging loop of your choice.
  7. After all the attachments have dried, start to assemble the pasta on the thread in the order of rainbow colors.
  8. Once you’re halfway through the thread, attach the shamrock.
  9. Continue with lining the colored pasta until the chain is complete.

12. Popsicle Leprechaun

You will need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paints and paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Card stock
  • Cotton

How to:

  1. Stick two parallel rows of about eight popsicle sticks side-by-side, horizontally on card stock, and leave them to dry. These will form the hat’s rim.
  2. Draw a hat shape above the popsicle stick rim and paint it with green color.
  3. Use black and yellow colors to paint the popsicle sticks and create the rim of the hat.
  4. Draw the leprechaun’s face below the hat.
  5. Dip some cotton in orange paint and stick it with glue to create the leprechaun’s beard.
  6. Add the other details to the face with black paint and a thin brush.
  7. Attach the googly eyes with glue to complete.

13. The Shamrock Man

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You will need:

  • Green paper
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes

How to:

  1. Trace four small and one big shamrock on green paper. Cut them carefully.
  2. Cut the white paper into four thin strips and fold them in accordion style.
  3. Stick the four white strips in the form of hands and legs to the large shamrock.
  4. Stick the smaller shamrocks at the ends of each white strip to create shamrock hands and feet.
  5. Finally, draw a smile on the large shamrock with a black marker.
  6. Attach the googly eyes to finish the look.

14. Pot Of Gold With Tissue Rainbows

You will need:

  • Black sketch pens
  • Paint or color pens
  • Card stock
  • Colored tissues

How to:

  1. Draw a pot of gold on the card stock along with an emerging rainbow. Only color the pot and the gold.
  2. Cut the colored tissues into small pieces and crumple them.
  3. Stick the crumbled tissues papers in rows to create a rainbow emerging from the pot of gold.
  4. Glue the entire craft on another colored cardboard and show off your child’s pot of gold.

15. St. Patrick’s Party Hats

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You will need:

  • Card stock
  • Green craft papers
  • Green crepe ribbons
  • Hole punch
  • Elastic or ribbon
  • Green colored floral wire
  • Glue

How to:

  1. Glue a green-colored craft paper on card stock.
  2. After the papers dry, attach the ends of the card stock to form cone-shaped hats. Stick the ends with a hot glue gun.
  3. Stick a green pom-pom on the top of the hat.
  4. Stick a green-colored floral wire with a hot glue gun around the rim of the hat.
  5. Finally, attach the green crepe paper around the rim.
  6. Punch two holes on either side at the bottom and attach a ribbon or elastic for the firm placement of the hats while using.

16. Shamrock Paper Wreath Craft

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You will need:

  • Card stock
  • Craft papers of various green shades
  • Shamrock template
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Hook or a loop of thread

How to:

  1. Take the card stock and trace the shamrock template.
  2. Cut the shamrock carefully.
  3. Now, take the various green-shaded craft papers and cut them into 1×1 squares.
  4. Crumble each of the squares into small balls.
  5. Glue the crumbled balls onto the front of the shamrock cut-out.
  6. Once it has dried, glue them together in a row or stick them to a string so that you can hang them.

17. Paper Plates Pot Of Gold

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Black and yellow paint
  • Yellow-colored buttons of different sizes
  • Glue
  • Green felt
  • Scissors

How to:

  1. Paint one paper plate black and another with yellow color. Let them dry.
  2. Cut the black paper plate in half.
  3. Draw a cloud on the yellow paper plate with a flat bottom. Then, cut it carefully and stick the flat part of the yellow cloud on the flat side of the black semi-circle to create a pot of gold.
  4. Stick the yellow buttons with the help of glue.
  5. Decorate the pot of gold with shamrock made from green felts.

18. Shamrock Pins

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You will need:

  • Felt shamrocks
  • Alphabet cereal
  • Fabric glue
  • Pinbacks
  • Paints

How to:

  1. Paint the alphabet cereals in any color you like and let them dry.
  2. Pour some glue on a tray.
  3. Dip the colored alphabet cereals in the glue and gently attach them to felt shamrocks. Then, let your children have fun with the wordplay.
  4. Finally, attach a pin back and use these shamrock pins to give your outfits a festive look.

19. Rainbow Banner

You will need:

  • White paper
  • Rainbow colored craft papers
  • A pot of gold print-out
  • Black marker
  • Thread
  • Card stock
  • Glue

How to:

  1. Make a cloud out of the white paper. Keep the base flat.
  2. Cut the colored craft papers into thin strips.
  3. Stick the cloud on the card stock and align the rainbow strips near the flat surface of the cloud.
  4. Trim off the excess card stock around the cloud.
  5. Use a black marker to draw a smiley face on the cloud.
  6. Then, cut the pot of gold print-out and stick it anywhere on the rainbow.
  7. Create a loop with a thread and attach it to the back of the craft. Display the banner on the wall.

20. Shamrock Coin Bags

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You will need:

  • Cloth bags
  • Green craft papers
  • Fabric glue
  • Gold foil-wrapped chocolates

How to:

  1. Trace a shamrock on the green felt and cut them carefully.
  2. Stick the shamrocks on the cloth bags.
  3. Fill the bags with gold foil-wrapped chocolates and distribute them around the neighborhood.

21. Clover Hair Clips

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You will need:

  • Green felts of different shades
  • Alligator clips
  • St. Patrick’s Day-themed button or other decorative items
  • Hot glue

How to:

  1. Draw a clover on green felts. Cut them carefully and place the clovers of alternating shades on top of each.
  2. Align the clovers such that all the green shades are visible.
  3. Decorate the top with St. Patrick’s Day buttons.
  4. Stick the alligator clip at the back with the help of a hot-glue gun.
  5. Let them dry before using them.

22. Hanging Pot Of Gold

You will need:

  • Colored craft papers to create a rainbow
  • Green felt
  • Construction paper
  • Thick thread

How to:

  1. Cut the colored papers into thin strips and stack them in the order of a rainbow.
  2. Punch a hole in the middle of the strips and run twine through them. Knot the twine above and below the strips to secure their positions.
  3. Draw and color a pot of gold on white construction paper. Then, cut out the pot and gold along the lines.
  4. Punch a hole on the topmost gold coin and tie a twine. Attach the twine to the rainbow strips and extend it to create our hanging pot of gold.
  5. Decorate the pot with shamrocks made of green felts and stick them on it.

23. The Leprechaun Terrarium

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You will need:

  • Glass bowl
  • Green and yellow pebbles or small plants
  • Leprechaun toys
  • Cardboard or fake gold coins
  • White paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Glue

How to:

  1. Fill the bowl with green pebbles.
  2. Place the leprechauns on the top.
  3. Add a few gold coins.
  4. Draw a rainbow on white paper. Cut along the lines carefully and stick it on one end of the toothpick.
  5. Place the toothpick gently near the leprechaun.
  6. You can add small plants and sand in the bowl to keep it as a real terrarium.

24. Shamrock Puppets

You will need:

  • Green felt
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue
  • Google eyes
  • Colorful ribbon
  • Colored wool
  • Pom-poms

How to:

  1. Trace a shamrock on the green felt and cut out the shape.
  2. Attach a popsicle stick firmly to the back of the shamrock.
  3. Make a face on the front of the shamrock using colored wool, googly eyes, and pom-poms.
  4. Finally, tie a ribbon near the stem of the shamrock to enhance the look of the puppets.

25. Toilet Tube Leprechauns

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You will need:

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Green craft paper
  • Cream or peach craft paper
  • Orange paper
  • Black marker
  • Googly eyes
  • Large brown button
  • Paper leprechaun hat
  • Glue

How to:

  1. Cover and stick the toilet paper tube with peach-colored paper.
  2. Stick the paper leprechaun hat on one side of the roll
  3. Detail the face with a black marker and googly eyes.
  4. Make a beard out of orange paper. You can attach small circles around the face or stick crumpled bits of orange paper too.
  5. Finally, add a button below the beard to highlight their shirt.

26. Shamrock Wand

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You will need:

  • Chopsticks
  • Green color craft felt
  • Gold glitter
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

How to:

  1. Trace the shamrock template on the green craft felt and carefully cut it into the shape.
  2. Add craft glue on top of the felt shamrock and sprinkle gold glitter. Let it dry.
  3. Stick each felt shamrock on a chopstick to create a shamrock wand.

27. Bubble Wrap Shamrock

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You will need:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Shamrock template
  • Card stock
  • Green paint of various shades
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue
  • Decorative items such as sequins, glitter, and buttons
  • Scissors

How to:

  1. Paint the bubble wrap with various shades of green and stick it on top of card stock. Let it dry.
  2. Trace the shamrock template on the bubble wrap card stock and cut it carefully. Prepare many such tiny shamrocks with card stocks.
  3. Give your toddler the glue and the decorative items, and let them accessorize the card stocks as per their preference.

You might have already planned the dinner with St. Patrick’s Day-themed menu. But to keep the spirit rolling in between the meal and snack times, engage yourself and your children in these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for preschoolers and toddlers. Although we have listed the steps for each craft, let your child’s imagination take the lead. However, stay by their side during the activities for safety purposes since a few of these crafts require the usage of scissors and hot glue guns. Assist them in properly handling such equipment. Once done with the activity, show off their creativity at your evening party.

Key Pointers

  • St. Patrick’s Day crafts are a great way to boost the festive spirit in your child.
  • Let them dwell in the magic land with their shamrock wands, shamrock puppets, and leprechauns.
  • Give their St. Patrick’s Day dress a makeover with the clover hair clips and shamrock pins.
  • Decorate your house for the evening party with the leprechaun terrarium, rainbow in a jar, and rainbow banners.
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Sindusha MS

Sindusha is a clinical nutritionist with over two years of experience in diverse fields of nutrition. She did her Masters in Food Science and Nutrition and has qualified UGC-NET. She interned as a quality control analyst and as a dietitian during her graduation. She was a part of several community nutrition projects and a phytochemical-based nutrition study during the same… more

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