As a child, my knowledge of the origin and history of St. Patrick’s Day began and ended with rainbows, shamrocks, and leprechauns. Turns out, unsurprisingly, there’s a whole lot more to that story! I’m not sure exactly how a religious holiday morphed into the boisterous and fun filled event it is today, but I’m not complaining. Any excuse for a celebration, right? While you go search the details on St. Patrick himself, I’ve taken a bit of time to put together a few delightful St. Patrick’s Day crafts for you and your littles to enjoy in honor of this Irish holiday.
Break out the pipe cleaners and glue, there’s fun to be had!
Tasty Rainbow 1 of 7
If you can keep your kids from eating the cereal long enough to make this tasty rainbow, you win at St. Patrick's Day.
Get the cereal at the store and the free rainbow printable here from Sweet Little Peanut
Rainbow Bubblegum Necklace 2 of 7
Your kids are likely as bonkers for gum balls as mine, so knock it out of the park by helping them make this rainbow gum ball necklace to wear on St. Patrick's Day.
Details here from Bubbly Nature Creations
Lucky Scratch-Offs 3 of 7
This ones a little more time intensive, but a totally fun play on a lucky tradition.
See the DIY here from Spoonful
Shamrock Stamp 4 of 7
If you go through toilet paper as fast as we do, a few empty rolls shouldn't be hard to come by. Turn them into a fun shamrock stamp and make your own 4 leaf clover!
See it here from Prudent Baby
Clover Leaf Lei 5 of 7
String the luck-o-the-Irish right around your neck!
DIY here from Simple As That
Pipe Cleaner Clovers 6 of 7
Best use of pipe cleaners I've seen in a while. Make a bunch of these and pass around to those you see sans green on St. Patrick's Day.
Details here from Crafts Unleashed
Leprechaun Beard 7 of 7
If you've always wondered how you'd look with facial hair, now's your big chance! Channel your inner leprechaun with this fun paper beard.
Details here from No Time For Flashcards