Get these 12 DIY crafts ideas and printables for easy activities this St Patrick’s day. Including St Patrick’s Day slime recipes, rainbow crafts, Irish Blessing coloring pages, mock stained glass shamrocks, and more! Perfect for kids of all ages, including toddlers and preschool students!
12 easy and fun DIY crafts and activities for St Patrick’s Day for kids. Use these for your classroom or for your own kids! Tons of options to choose from, including printables, DIY slime, and homemade rainbow sensory activities.
Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
I love doing holiday theme crafts for my son as often as possible. Not only does it shake things up from the normal play-doh and trains playtime activities, but most of the time, the activities are easy to gather supplies for and get started on the spur of the moment!
I like to think this makes me seem like a cool mom who has it all together… or something like that. Ha!
But whether or not my son think that I’m on top of things, we always have fun! And these St. Patrick’s Day crafts are no exception! Many of them can be made with supplies you likely already have on hand.
There are coloring activities, painting crafts, and even several sensory experiences – all under the St. Patrick’s Day theme!
When you find something you love on this list, just click the photo to view the full craft! Enjoy!
Irish Blessing Rainbow Coloring Page
This rainbow coloring page is perfect for your child or for a preschool or kindergarten class craft if you are a teacher! With a space for the child’s name and age, it’s a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
The Irish Proverb at the bottom is a sweet blessing for any child!
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Homemade Playdough Rainbow
Homemade playdough is such a fun sensory activity for kids on any day, but when you get to mix a bunch of colors into the dough, it’s even better!
Make your homemade playdough then mix in your food coloring to make a sensory playdough that you can squish and roll all afternoon!
Pot of Gold & Rainbow Paper Chains
My son loves making paper chains! We usually only make them for Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but I love the idea of bringing the craft in for more holidays!
Plus, with a pot of gold at the bottom of the rainbow, it’s perfect for celebrating St Patrick’s Day!
Free shamrock puppy with hat printable coloring page that, once cut out, turns into a sweet St. Patrick’s Day craft any toddler can do!
Shamrock Sun Catcher
We loved making sun catchers when we were kids, it always looked like stained glass windows to me. The light streaming through all those little bits of colored paper is a beautiful thing to the eyes of a child!
Plus, this St. Patrick’s Day craft is perfect for using up a lot of time! Especially if you let your toddler tear the paper themselves!
Cereal Rainbow Craft
A wonderful sensory craft for toddlers, this rainbow has lines drawn on the paper so it’s super easy for them to follow!
It’s also a wonderful sorting task to help with early math skills – let them sort the cereal into color piles before gluing them down. And if they eat a few pieces of cereal, no big deal!
Rainbow Sensory Activity
With just some cheap spaghetti and a few drops of food dye, these rainbow noodles will provide extended sensory fun for your toddler!
Heck, even my 5 year old loves getting his hands in a big bowl of noodles, so you could try this St Patrick’s Day activity with kids of all ages. It would make a great classroom station too for preschool or kindergarten!
Rainbow Gelatin Edible Sensory Activity for Toddlers
Even easier than the rainbow pasta, this gelatin rainbow activity uses jello packets to make the rainbow!
Let them squish and squeeze until they are all tuckered out. And when they are done playing, they can eat it! Win!
Paper Plate Watercolor Rainbow Craft
This is a great craft that doesn’t require the child to be able to form an arc for the rainbow. Just pain the whole plate in rings, then cut it in half!
Not only will your kids be able to work on rainbow color order and pencil grip while holding the paint brush, but they can try some basic scissor skills as they cut across the paper plate!
I don’t know about your kids, but mine could play with slime ALL day! We like to use our favorite simple slime recipe with only 2 ingredients.
This St. Patrick’s Day slime is perfect for an easy, attention grabbing craft!
Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask
Oh my gosh, can you image the pictures you’ll get as a result of this leprechaun craft?! Basically my son looks just like my brother in this mask, because my brother is a big, stocky Irishman with a large red beard! Ha!
Perfect for a class project this St Patrick’s Day, or with your own kids to create a fun craft to play with all day! Add an elastic band around the back and they could wear them around while they play.
Rainbow Pipecleaner Fine Motor Activity
Why not work on some fine motor skills while you’re celebrating? This rainbow craft will help them work on their fine motor skills by having them place pipe cleaners into a pre-made hole.
You could also do this with some cardboard. Just pull the pipe cleaner through a little more when they are done placing it and make a little knot to hold it in its hole!
Pot of Gold Slime
If you want a fun slime without all the little mix-in pieces of the last one, then this is the St. Patrick’s Day slime for you! The gold is especially beautiful with turned into slime!