I’m always looking for simple and cute craft ideas for my kids. They absolutely love to be surprised with an after school craft, and I love encouraging them to stretch their creative muscles! We try to do something crafty for all of the little holidays throughout the year…and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! So, today I’m sharing a quick roundup of the cutest St. Patrick’s Day crafts for toddlers!
I tend to specifically look for crafts that are preschooler or toddler-friendly, because my 3 year old loves to try to keep up with his big brother, and my 8 year old doesn’t mind if the craft is on the simple side.
So, here are all of the best toddler-friendly St. Patrick’s Day crafts I could find. We’ve got spring break next week and you know I’ll be trying out a few of these with the kids!
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Toddlers
St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Toddlers
A roundup of the cutest, simples St. Patrick's Day craft ideas for the toddler or preschooler in your life.
Free Shamrock Template (Printable PDF)
This free printable shamrock template is a perfect start for any craft - have your kids color it in, practice cutting it out, or add scraps of paper to make a mosaic!
Craft Sticks Leprechaun Hat Craft
If you have some popsicle sticks around the house, these little leprechaun hat is a really simple, but adorable, craft that your kids will make and then pretend to wear around the house for days.
Painted Rock Ideas for St. Patricks Day- Just a Little Creativity
Painted rocks are always, always, always a win in our house!
Handprint Lucky Gnome Craft
These little handprint gnomes are adorable, and your kids are sure to have a blast coming up with cute patterns for their hats!
Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft for St. Patrick’s Day
Paper plate crafts are always a really great way to go for toddlers, and these little leprechauns are adorable! They're simple to make, just require a few supplies you probably already have on hand, and will be a ton of fun to put together.
Free Printable St. Patrick's Day Do a Dot Marker Pages
Paint dot pages are perfect for toddlers, and these little printables are too cute! You can give your toddler one a day over the week leading up to St. Patrick's day, or you could just print them all out and let them go to town!
St. Patrick's Day Color by Number
As your child starts to recognize some numbers and colors, color by number pages are a really great way to practice those skills! They're also fun for all ages - my 8 year old is still always excited to see one of these come out.
Rainbow Chain Craft For St. Patrick's Day
This rainbow paper chain is a really cute decoration to have up for the month of March, and is a great way to practice rainbow order, too!
Rainbow Craft for Kids
It's a craft and a snack at the same time - what could possibly be better?! I love that this activity also gives a chance to practice sorting by color!
St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Mask- Simply Today Life
This cute little leprechaun mask will make for the best photo opps!
End of the Rainbow Paper Plate Twirler (Kids Craft)
This cute rainbow twirler is made out of a paper plate and will look awesome no matter what order your kiddo paints the colors in! Perfect for messy toddlers, because it's about impossible to do wrong.
St. Patrick's Day Bingo Game Printable
Instead of a craft, Bingo is a really fun activity to do with the kids - swap the goldfish out for some rainbow-colored cereal and it'll be even more on-theme!
Leprechaun Craft with a Fork Print Beard
This leprechaun's beard is painted on with a fork - such a simple and accessible idea for tiny hands!
Super Easy to Put Together St. Patricks's Day Activity for Kids
You could use the shamrock printable from the beginning of this list to make one of these lacing cards for your kid - so great for fine motor skills and, it'll keep them busy for a while, too!
Paper Cup St Patrick's Day Windsock Craft
These paper cup windsocks are so adorable, and your child will be so proud to hang them up next to a window or out on the porch!
Teaching About St. Patrick’s Day
I think it’s also important to note that if you’re going to create some St. Patrick’s Day crafts for toddlers, you should be teaching them what St. Patrick’s day is all about, too!
Here are a few resources to help you make sure your kids understand St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just about leprechauns and good luck charms!
- Here’s a video with some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day
- This video teaches all about the history of the holiday.
- If your kids love the Berenstain bears (who doesn’t?!) this book teaches some of the concepts and traditions through the bear family!
- And finally, this book teaches some of the Irish traditions and history associated with St. Patrick’s Day!