St. Patrick’s Day Kid’s Craft Ideas + Free Printable!

By March 9, 2016 DIY Crafts, Holiday No Comments
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Today’s your lucky day! We have not just one, but THREE kid’s DIY Craft ideas for you to explore with your little leprechauns. They’re so colorful, don’t be surprised if you attract an actual leprechaun with your rainbow decor.  Don’t forget that leprechauns are supposed to grant you wishes.  But be careful what you wish for!  Leprechauns are some tricky people.

Luckily you won’t need luck to create these cute (and easy) crafts with your kids.   So gather your supplies and set aside an afternoon to craft some colorful creations that both family and friends will treasure.

Rainbow Gumball Favors

St. Patrick's Day Gumball Pic 2

Let’s start with a sweet treat to share with friends. Recipients of these Rainbow Gumball Tubes will feel exceptionally lucky.

Gumballs, gold wrapped chocolate caramels, clear favor tubes and a colorful tag all come together to make this gift perfect for preventing any unnecessary playground pinching.

St. Patrick's Gumball Closeup

Tie tags with green baker’s twine for an added special detail. You can find the tag pdf here.

Crepe Paper Rainbow Art

St. Patrick's Day Paper Art Pic 1

These next two ideas have a dual purpose. First, they are the catalyst for a fun afternoon of family together time and second, their end results are charming additions to your St. Patrick’s Day holiday décor.

This Crepe Paper Rainbow Art piece may take some time and patience to create, but the final outcome is worth it. It becomes especially gallery–worthy when framed with a wide white mat.

St. Pat's Crepe Materials

Use cardstock as the base for stability.

St. Patrick's Crepe Process

Cut the crepe paper streamers into squares and roll into balls. Since you will need a lot of balls, layer multiple streamers on top of each other for more efficient cutting.

A bowl makes the perfect rainbow arc- use one as a guide when you begin gluing the crepe paper balls onto the cardstock.

St. Patrick's Day Crepe Closeup

Add clouds to the rainbow then start gluing balls to the page. Keep gluing. And glue some more : ).

Rainbow Milk Bottle Vases

St. Patrick's Day Vases Pic 1

Kids with more adept fine motor skills will probably have more success rolling the crepe paper but don’t discount the smaller crafters. They can certainly glue pre-rolled balls onto the page.

For those that like their crafting messy, this last idea is for them. Rainbow Milk Bottle Vases will require a protective table covering and some non-Sunday best outfits.

St.Patrick's Vases Material

Kid-sized brushes and milk bottles will help little hands be successful.

St. Patrick's Vases Process

Painter’s tape easily keeps the paint lines crisp.

Washable paints should help lessen any anxiety over staining, but always expect mishaps. Sometimes the messiest of projects bring about the most memories.


Once dry, the paint will have a matte finish. Use an acrylic sealer if you plan to use these for fresh flowers. Water + washable paint = disaster.

May the luck of the crafting Irish be with you and your little leprechauns as you spend time together creating these adorable holiday décor pieces and treats! And check out how we used the vases and rainbow art in our post about St. Patrick’s Day Decorations Ideas … plus get a few more tips on using party supplies in your holiday decorating.

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