St. Patrick's Day Crafts for kids

St. Patrick’s Day kids crafts

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Craft with kids for a lucky St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day kids crafts make the holiday extra fun. Whether you’re looking for pots of gold or trapping leprechauns, crafting with kids is an enjoyable way to get in a festive, St. Patrick’s Day mood. In addition to being a fun way to spend an afternoon, many of the actions involved in crafting, like cutting and gluing, are fantastic for developing fine motor skills. Shamrocks and leprechauns rule the St. Patrick’s Day décor, and we’ve rounded up four fabulous crafts for little ones.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

Welcome leprechauns to your home with a rainbow

Paper tubes reign supreme in the crafting world, and the Paper Tube Leprechaun Hat from hello, Wonderful is a colorful, simple craft for children. Kids can cut and glue with very little help from parents on this one. Let them make several and string them together like a holiday banner or over a doorway.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for kids

Stamping keeps kids’ hands busy

Pretty Prudent has another toilet paper roll craft your little ones will adore. DIY Four Leaf Clover Stamps can be used all around the house during March. Older kids can help make the stamps, or mom can make them and hand them over to little ones for stamping. Let kids make St. Patrick’s Day cards for grandparents or keep them busy during mealtimes with “tablecloths” made from butcher block paper.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for kids

Holiday snacks deserve a special place setting

Set out little treats for your little leprechauns with the Leprechaun Hat Treat Bowls from One Dog Woof. Make the bowls with your kids one day, without telling them what they’re for, and leave them out the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Fill with candies or other trinkets, and watch their eyes light up when they see what the leprechauns left them.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for kids

Embrace glitter for St. Patrick’s Day crafts

Break out the glitter and create these St. Patrick’s Day Mini Top Hats from Squirrelly Minds. Glitter gives many moms pause, but there’s something about holiday crafts that makes a little glitter mess more tolerable. Glue and glitter can make preschoolers smile, and a few advanced preparations — like an oversized plastic tablecloth you can toss when you’re finished — will set the stage for a clean-up to make moms smile, too.

If you’re in the mood for more glitter crafts, see some of our favorites.
Prefer your crafts glitter-free? We have some favorites without glitter, too.

St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids

Meet the Author | Angela Amman

Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

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  1. I love the place settings! I’m definitely doing this!!! Thanks for the great ideas!

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