St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

by Kimberly Horner

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day with these easy and fun activities and treats for your little leprechauns. 

Conversation Clovers
Kiddos will love displaying these clover crafts around the house. All you’ll need is some green construction paper, scissors, a glue stick and a printout of the rainbow-colored St. Patty’s Day phrases.

Expand your knowledge about this holiday with St. Patrick's Day Fun Facts.

Four-Print Clover
Get out the finger paints! Fun for the kids now, and years down the road you’ll cherish this cute keepsake when those fingers aren’t quite as tiny.

St. Patrick’s Day From Pinterest user Shelly Buck

Rainbow Pudding
The only thing more fun than making this colorful St. Patty’s Day treat is eating it!

Rainbow Pudding from Makezine

Leprechaun Looking Glass
Just one peek into this enchanted mirror will reveal the lucky leprechaun within.

Try-on Leprechaun from Spoonful

Lucky Gold
Who says you need a leprechaun to find a pot of gold? With a little luck (and some gold spray paint) you can turn rocks into glittering golden nuggets. (Don’t you wish it was that easy to make real gold?)

St. Pat’s Lucky Gold from Yesterday on Tuesday

Shaggy Shamrocks
The perfect craft to occupy those little fingers on a lazy March afternoon—have the kids crumple up bits of green tissue paper and glue them to a shamrock-shaped poster board.

Puffy Shamrocks from Family Corner

Leprechaun Breakfast
Make this a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast tradition for your little leprechauns—all it takes is a box of Lucky Charms and a few drops of green food coloring mixed into a glass of milk.

St. Patrick’s Day Tradition from Chic Fluff

Smiling Shamrock Cupcakes
Could these cupcakes be any cuter? Use marbles to get the shamrock shape and add a smile with some sweet icing.

Shamrock Cupcakes by Recipe by Photo

Lucky Clover Krispies Treats
Easy to make and fun to eat, this is a great St. Patty’s Day treat to make with your kids.

Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats from Recipe by Photo

St. Patty’s Day Mix
Feel free to get creative with this yummy and festive on-the-go snack. Customize the ingredients to include whatever treats you find in the cupboard.

Magically Delicious from The Seven Year Cottage

Leprechaun Hats
You’ll win the “Best Room Parent Award” with these imaginative leprechaun hats. Sugar cookies, a cupful of M&Ms and a plastic cup are all you’ll need to complete this sweet treat.

Leprechaun Hat Treats from Sun Scholars

Irish Potato Candy
Indulge your sweet tooth with a St. Patrick’s Day favorite. Get the kiddos in on the action by having them help roll the mixture into a potato shape.

Irish Potato Candy from Moms Who Think

Rainbow Water
A little food coloring and some water sure go a long way—surprise your kids with rainbow water this St. Patty’s Day!

Rainbow Ice Cubes from Happy Hooligans

Twisted Shamrocks
This goodie almost too delicious to share. A few pretzels held together with a Hershey’s Kiss and an M&M top off this salty and sweet treat.

Twisted Shamrocks from VT Pinspiration

Green Pasta
Use food coloring, spinach or pesto sauce to give your family a very green St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

Green Pasta from Pinterest user Kathy Hannen

St. Patrick’s Day Word Find
Irish, luck and shamrock are just a few of the festive words to be found in this St. Patrick’s Day puzzle, perfect for a classroom celebration.

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Word Search from Kaboose

Treasure Hunt
Armed with clues and a little bit of luck, send your kids on a quest for St. Patrick’s Day treasure!

St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt from Spoonful