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23 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Preschoolers

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner. Are you ready for some leprechaun fun?

Here are 23 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for preschoolers that your children and students are going to LOVE! From rainbow-inspired crafts to shamrocks, leprechauns, and leprechaun traps, there’s something here for everyone.

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We’ve also included some fun ideas that are perfect for the legend of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Whether you’re making puppets or photo keepsakes, enjoy this time crafting and making imaginative creations with your kids.

Easy Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day

Let’s dive into the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and get crafting!

1. The Rainbow Paper Craft

This fun paper rainbow project is a great way to introduce St. Patrick’s Day. Grab your free rainbow printable template here and get started by following this step-by-step guide.

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by Kidz Craft Corner

2. Leprechaun Beard

This leprechaun beard project is so fun! Get creative and let your child see what they would look like as a leprechaun. Once they are done with this project, do a little photo shoot with them looking like a leprechaun.

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by Fun Money Mom

3. Blow Painting With Straws

Have you ever tried to paint a rainbow with a straw? This project only requires a straw, paint, and a piece of paper. Let your child blow each line of paint. Can you see the rainbow?

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by Kids Craft Corner

4. Mr. Lucky Shamrock Craft

Do you have an assortment of yarn lying around? If so, this fun shamrock craft is a must.

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by 123 Homeschool 4 Me

5. Toilet Roll Leprechaun Craft

Kids love toilet roll crafts, and this leprechaun craft is no exception. Something about waiting until all the toilet paper is gone gives them a thrill and teaches them patience. It’s amazing what a simple toilet roll can be turned into, such as this neat leprechaun craft.

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by The Best Ideas for Kids

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6. Rainbow Pot of Gold Planter

This rainbow pot of gold not only makes a fun craft but a great gift as well. We love to make cute holiday crafts to gift to friends, grandparents, and neighbors. This St. Patty’s Day craft idea really tops the charts.

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by Crayons and Cravings

7. Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft

Every kid loves popsicle stick crafts. Grab some popsicle sticks and get to work creating this fun popsicle stick leprechaun craft.

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by Crafts by Amanda

8. Salt Dough Shamrocks

Aren’t these salt-dough shamrocks the cutest things? Kids love working with salt dough. Not only is it fun, but it’s also a great activity that works on their hand dexterity. This is a great starter project if you haven’t worked with salt dough before.

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by Rainy Day Mum

9. Trim the Leprechaun Beard Craft

Have you ever trimmed a leprechaun’s beard before? No, well, now you can. Not only is this a great project, but it is also so much fun watching your little one trim the leprechaun’s beard.

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by Hello, Wonderful

10. Pot of Gold Popsicle Stick Craft

These little popsicle pots of gold are adorable! These are such fun little trinkets to make, no matter your child’s age. Also, make sure to check out these fun unicorn popsicle stick crafts.

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by Artsy Craftsy Mom

11. Leprechaun Trap

I don’t know about your kids, but mine are obsessed with trying to catch the leprechaun every year. If your kids want to try it out, give this fun leprechaun trap a try.

leprechaun trap

by Mombrite

12. Leprechaun Corner Bookmark

If you are looking for a leprechaun craft and you have a child who loves to read, they will love this leprechaun bookmark.

by Red Ted Art

13. Rainbow Jar Craft

This is probably one of the coolest rainbow crafts I’ve come across. Make sure to give this unique rainbow jar craft a try.

st patrick's day rainbow craft

by A Little Pinch of Perfect

14. St. Patrick’s Day Perler Bead Patterns

Have you let your child use Perler beads before? If not, it’s a must! Perler beads keep both my 4 & 8 year old entertained for atleast an hour at a time. These beads are actually really fun to work with. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day crafting with these Perler bead patterns.

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by And Next Comes L

15. Quilled Rainbow Craft

This quilled rainbow craft is so neat! Have your little one learn the colors of the rainbow while attempting this fun craft together.

quilled rainbow craft for kids

by Artsy Craftsy Mom

16. Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft

You can make a wide variety of crafts using paper plates, from ice cream cones and rain clouds to these neat little leprechauns.

by Simple Everyday Mom

17. St. Patrick’s Day Puppets

Aren’t these St. Patty’s Day puppets the cutest? Kids love puppets! Create your share of fun St. Patrick’s Day puppets, and then have your child put on a little play using them when they are finished. Also, make sure to check out these fun unicorn puppets.

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by Big Family Blessings

18. St. Patrick’s Day Window Art

Window art is so fun! If you’d love to decorate your windows for St. Patrick’s Day, give window art a try!

rainbow window art

by 123 Homeschool 4 Me

19. Shamrock Photo Card

Are you looking for a unique way to send a card on St. Patrick’s Day? Send them a shamrock photo card. All you need is paper and a picture then decorate it however you want.

shamrock picture card

by The Soccer Mom Blog

20. Leprechaun Photo Craft

This leprechaun photo craft is honestly hilarious! They also make a great keepsake you can keep from year to year or give as a gift.

leprechaun photo craft

by Simple Everyday Mom

21. Paper Plate Rainbow

Here is another great way to make a paper plate rainbow to celebrate Saint Patty’s Day!

rainbow craft for st patty's day

by Little Ladoo

22. Shamrock Suncatcher

We are big fans of suncatchers! This shamrock suncatcher is a great project for preschoolers.

shamrock suncatcher

by Mommy Evolution

23. Leprechaun Top Hat

Get ready to transform a simple toilet paper roll into a magical leprechaun top hat with this fun St. Patrick’s Day craft! With just a few easy steps, your little ones can create their very own festive headwear fit for any leprechaun adventure.

From painting the rolls green to adding shiny gold accents, this craft is sure to spark creativity and excitement on St. Patty’s Day!

leprechaun hat

Summary – St. Patty’s Day Crafts

These St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids have brought a touch of Irish magic into our homes and hearts. From charming leprechaun hats to rainbows, each craft has sparked joy, creativity, and a sense of St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

As we bid farewell to our crafty adventures, let’s carry the laughter, fun, and memories of our leprechaun creations with us, reminding us of the magic that comes with celebrating this special day. May the luck of the Irish be with you always, and happy crafting!

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