St Patricks Day Crafts

Shamrocks, rainbows, leprechauns – oh my! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun and festive DIY crafts? Whether you’re looking for quick decorations to brighten your home or engaging activities for the whole family, this list has something for everyone:

For the Little Leprechauns (and Grown-Up Helpers!):

  • Shamrock Stamping Spree: Cut out simple shamrock shapes from potatoes or sponges. Dip them in green paint and let your little ones “stamp” their way to shamrock-filled masterpieces. Use paper, fabric, or even their faces (with washable paint, of course!).
  • Leprechaun Hat Headbands: Green construction paper, pipe cleaners, and a little imagination are all you need to create adorable leprechaun hat headbands. Get creative with buckles, glitter, and shamrock embellishments!
  • Pot of Gold Playdough: Whip up a batch of green playdough (store-bought or homemade) and hide some plastic gold coins inside. Let your kids dig for treasure and unleash their inner leprechaun!
  • Rainbow Beading Bonanza: String green, orange, yellow, blue, indigo, and violet beads onto pipe cleaners or string to create individual “rainbow strands.” Connect them all together for a festive garland or mobile.

For the Crafty Crafters:

  • Paper Plate Shamrock Suncatchers: Paint paper plates green and cut out intricate shamrock shapes. Decorate with glitter, tissue paper, or paint pens. Once dry, hang them in sunny windows for a stained-glass shamrock effect.
  • Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Embroidery: Grab some green embroidery floss and fabric (felt works well!). Use a simple template or freehand-draw four-leaf clovers, then stitch them up for lucky keepsakes.
  • Leprechaun Gnome Makeover: Transform those terracotta pot gnomes in your garden into mischievous leprechauns! Paint their hats green, add gold buckles, and glue on pipe cleaner beards and shamrock buttons.
  • Mason Jar Rainbow Luminaries: Fill mason jars with water and food coloring to create the colors of the rainbow. Add a tea light to each jar and watch your home glow with festive cheer.

Bonus Ideas:

  • Shamrock Sugar Cookies: Bake some delicious green sugar cookies shaped like shamrocks. Frost them with white icing and add sprinkles for a sweet treat.
  • Lucky Leprechaun Doormat: Design and paint a festive welcome mat featuring a leprechaun, shamrock, or lucky saying.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Playlist: Get everyone in the mood with a mix of Irish folk music, pop songs with green themes, and even some leprechaun-themed tunes.


  • No matter your crafting skills, the most important thing is to have fun and be creative!
  • Use recycled materials whenever possible to make your crafts eco-friendly.
  • Most importantly, celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with joy, laughter, and a touch of Irish magic!

So, gather your supplies, let your creativity flow, and get ready to craft your way to a happy and memorable St. Patrick’s Day!