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Easy St. Patty’s Day Crafts for Kids

March 17th, 2012 by Miss Kristin

There are SO MANY websites and blogs out there with adorable, intricate, and detailed holiday projects for kids. We LOVE getting arts and crafts inspiration from sites like Meet the Dubiens,, and Disney Family Fun, but sometimes, just sometimes, we don’t have the time or the eight hands needed to complete those amazing crafts with a classroom of children! So, we improvise! Below are some of the fun, creative, and practical arts & crafts we had so much fun making this month!

So, if you’re feeling crafty this weekend, but don’t have the entire afternoon to devote to projects and clean up, then try some of these!

Coffee Filter & Clothespin Butterfly

Construction Paper Shamrock with glued rhinestones, sequins, & foam shapes

Crayon Colored Leprechaun with Pot of Gold

Paper Plate Leprechaun with red paper strip beard

“More Precious Than Gold” handprint printable

Faith, Hope, & Love Shamrock Hat

My Leprechaun Book Cover

Water Bottle “Snow” Globe with green food coloring, glitter, and beads

Leprechaun Hat with Shamrock

Baby is a Leprechaun!

Other ways to make St. Patty’s Day festive in your home:

  • Dye your child’s morning milk GREEN! We did this at SLC, and the kids thought it was so much fun! We shared with them a silly little Leprechaun came to our school and dyed all the milk green! (the little leprechaun was also responsible for some other naughty things today!)
  • Facilitate a GREEN food tasting with foods like kiwi, avocado, pickles, cucumber, lettuce, celery, asparagus, green jello, ETC! The lesson: just because the food is the same color, it does not mean it tastes the same! And, explore the tastebuds: salty, sweet, bitter, sour
  • Instead of giving your children green paint to use for project, help them mix yellow and blue to make green.
  • Do a scavenger hunt in the backyard!


Have a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day with your family :)

Posted by Miss Kristin

Bio: My name is Kristin, but most here at SLC call me Miss Kristin :) I have been working at Scottsdale Learning Centers since 2007 and LOVE it. It is such a blessing to be a part of the amazing SLC team in the front office and as a pre-k teacher in Room 11! When I'm not at SLC I volunteer as a leader for junior high girls at my church (I am crazy...I know), and needless to say, I have a passion for kids!

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