St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas
St. Patrick’s Day is a great opportunity to get colorful and decorative. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home or keep some kids busy, these St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas will be both fun and fun-looking.
Leprechaun Hat and Beard
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, this craft idea will be a hoot. Use green construction paper to fashion a tall top hat, and don’t forget the black belt and gold buckle! Use orange paper to make yourself a beard, along with some string to keep the beard in place.
Rainbow Crayons and Pencils
For a quick way to draw rainbows, rubber band together some colored pencils or crayons. This is the perfect tool for kids who aren’t old enough to draw rainbows themselves but still want to have a part in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
This kid-friendly craft activity is great for a group of any size. Each person should trace their hands on different colors of paper and cut out their handprints. Once you have a dozen or so handprints, tape them onto a wall in a rainbow arrangement. The kids will appreciate seeing their artwork on display, and the use of their handprints adds a personal touch.
Rainbow Candy in a Jar
This craft idea looks and tastes good. Using colored candies such as M&Ms or Skittles, place all the candies of one color in the bottom of the jar, then candies of another color on top of those, until the jar is full and colorful. No worries if some candies happen to “go missing” in the process!
This craft idea has the potential to be a little messier, but the end result should be worth it. Coat your hand in green paint and use four handprints to make a four-leaf clover. Just be sure to wash your hands when you’re finished!
Take a small mirror and glue it to some construction paper. Next, build a construction paper leprechaun hat and beard around the mirror so that whoever looks into the mirror is now a leprechaun.
Paper Plate Leprechaun
It seems that whenever crafts are involved, paper plates are involved too. St. Patrick’s Day is no different. For this cute idea, use a paper plate as a leprechaun face (with beard!) and give him a construction paper hat.
Chain Link Decoration
This idea is pretty simple, but it’s a nice way to add some green to your room. Cut strips of green paper and glue the ends of each strip together to create a link. Use these links to create a chain that you can hang on a wall or from the ceiling. If you’re looking for something a little more festive, use paper of different colors to make a rainbow instead.
These ideas should get you started, but if you use your imagination once the paper and scissors come out, you’ll be sure to come up with some great crafts to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Who knows – maybe they’ll bring you some luck!