Pinch or not to pinch, that is no longer the question that comes to mind when we think of the day of luck. Instead, my kids are all excited about which St Patrick's Day craft projects we will give a go. I swear we are at our local Hobby Lobby more than the grocery store. Not that I am complaining as I secretly adore how creative they have become over the last year!
Without further ado we are so excited to share the projects on our St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids list with you. Get in the action by selecting one, a few or all and sharing your finished projects with us on the Iowa Mom Facebook page!
LEPRECHAUN ROCK PAINTING
Rock painting is a tend that has caught fire here in the Midwest. We were first introduced to it at the Children's hospital during our long stay after my daughter's bi-lateral femoral restoration. It was so calming and they even supported a rock hunt through Facebook where other patients could find, keep and replace your creations with one of their own.
Saint Patricks Day Leprechaun Rock Painting by @Inspire_Edit
SHAMROCK PRESCHOOL CRAFT
For the younger group, stamp art is the way to go. All you need is paper or a canvas, washable paints and stamps that can be made from all sorts of things you already have at home (like sponges). This is one craft that even my older children enjoy on a larger scale.
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Preschool Craft by @sippycupmom
RAINBOW SKITTLES TREAT BAGS
Who says a craft can not be edible? Not anyone in our household, that is for sure. When though St Patty's Day is not a true gift giving holiday, you could definitely be a unicorn and create dual purpose treat bags to brighten anyone's day. Pass these delicious crafts out to your bff's, teachers, neighbors and loved ones. Make someone feel truly lucky to be loved by you!
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Skittles Treat Bags by @CincyShopperJen
RAINBOW HEART CLOVERS
"A simple St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids to do. Rainbow Heart Clovers give your kids practice with measuring." Dual purpose crafts that involve inspiration and learning are some of the best ever. These clovers are great to help your child learn measuring through art. Making a fun spin on math will lead to success when this is approached in a classroom setting.
Rainbow Heart Clovers by @As4MyHomestead
When I think of St. Patty's day, I see leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold. Why not take this holiday and make it into a fashion statement that you can continue to enjoy long after that greedy guy has gone back into his hidey hole. Straw bracelets are easy to make and are super cute to wear. Add a few charms for added bring effect!
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Bracelets by @hustlemomrepeat
GOLD COIN RUBBINGS
You can't think of a rainbow without dreaming of the pot of gold said to be at the end. While as a child I was excited to hunt for the end of this colorful beam, I have since learned the magic is all in nature. That does't mean that we cannot still enjoy the youthful dreams and share those memories with our own children.
Rainbow Gold Coin Crayon Rubbings by @artsy_momma
Saint Patrick's Day Slime
Slime is one of our pastimes. In fact, my oldest have began a business of selling just that and more magical crafts, UnicornCandy3D. They took their passion to heart in their business and marketing class and created something that will allow them to save and thrive with through their high school and hopefully college years. It is wonderful to watch them as they grow their knowledge though something they love to create.
Saint Patricks Day Slime by @momsreview4you
Shrinky Dink Necklaces and Pins
Shrinky Dink takes me right back to the 80s and my very own childhood. It is hard to believe this craft has survived the test of time right along with Barbie and Carebears. But we are so happy it has. Now they offer Shrinky Dink sheets in plain white so that you can print your designed text, color or photo right on it. Now how cool is that?!?!
Shrinky Dink Necklaces and Pins with Irish Maps and Sayings by @merrimentdesign
Bucket O’ Gold Candy
Repurposing is a way of life for us. We do our very best to lead a no-trash lifestyle. While for us as a family of 6 it is sometimes unavoidable, repurposing is a must. There is so much thrown away that can be savaged into something useful. Just like two fishbowls found on freecycle. This is by far one of our favorites on this list.
St. Patrick’s Day Bucket O’ Gold Candy by @organized31
POT OF GOLD SLIME
Making slime with the kids is super fun. It reliefs stress, allows for inspiration and helps work those arm muscles. So why not get in the action and make a batch of borax free slime for every holiday including St. Patty's. Now all I need is a little green pot to store it in.
St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Slime Activity for Kids by @mellisaswigart
Upcycled Yogurt Cups
Speaking of need a little green pot to make the most of our themed slime, this is the best solution. Simply unwrap, wash and decorate those yogurt cups after you have finished with them to create a magical storage cup. These can be used for crafts, treats, small plants and even decoration!
Upcycled Yogurt Cups for St. Patrick’s Day Treats by @organized31
I can remember helping all of my children at one time create a Leprechaun Trap for school. Last year, we went with a design out of Legos. But after finding this creative craft, I must rethink my strategy. This one definitely deserves a A+!
Tissue Paper Shamrock
"St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th, so if you are looking for a last minute idea to keep the kids busy, this may just be the answer. Do you remember doing this?"
3D Tissue Paper Shamrock by @amandaformaro
DIY Family Rainbow Game
Board games are an all time favorite for both kids and parents in our home but we have never ventured out to create our own. The rainbow game is a great craft to not only create but also continue playtime for days to come afterwards.
DIY Family Rainbow Game by @rainydaymum
Shamrock Corner Bookmark
We have a special place in our hearts for both Kawaii and books. So naturally a Shamrock book mark would make it to our list of St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids. Now if you have never heard of corner bookmarks be sure to visit Red Ted Art for a vast list of tutorials on creating these must haves for readers!
Easy Shamrock Corner Bookmark Design by @redtedart
Yarn Wrapped Shamrock
Another excellent craft idea for younger children is yarn wraps. These are soft and can create a colorful palette of inspiration for future projects. I know for us, we have a hoard of different yarns for all sorts of projects. Various styles, colors and sizes leave you wanting for nothing.
Yarn Wrapped Shamrock Craft for Preschoolers by @redtedart
Leprechaun Hat Treats
When it comes to the little guy full of mischief and luck, the hat is of the upmost importance. All you need to recreate this adorable hat container is a container with lid (8 ounce is a good size), green paint and small decorations to adorn your creation. These can be used to store treats, small parts and craft supplies even after the holiday has ended.
Leprechaun Hat Treats for St. Patrick’s Day by @countrychiccott
Rainbow Shamrock Craft
"Oil pastels make this rainbow shamrock so vibrant and colorful, it will brighten up any space!"
Easy Rainbow Shamrock Craft with Oil Pastels by @projectswithkids
Gold Gift Box
Mod Podge, emeralds and gold. What girl could ask for more? These adorable boxes are not only for St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids but make adorable gift ideas as well.
#LuckyGirl Gold Gift Box by @ChicaCircle
"This How to Make a Shamrock Wreath tutorial is easy to follow. These step by step instructions make it simple to put together. The result is an adorable St. Patrick’s Day wreath that is the perfect addition to your St. Patty’s decor!"
How to Make a Shamrock Wreath by @amomsimpression
What do you think about these adorable and mostly simply St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids? Do you have a few that you will be making? Be sure to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hastag #FoundItOnIowaMom - We are so excited to see what you create!
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