20 Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers

St. Patrick's Day isn't far away, so that means it's time to make some lucky leprechauns, snazzy shamrocks, and radiant rainbows! We've put together a fantastic list of St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers that your little ones are going to love.

St Patrick's Day crafts for preschoolers.

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They'll get plenty of fine motor practice through painting, cutting, and gluing, and they'll be so proud when they show off their cute creations.

From simple paper plate crafts to handprint and fingerprint keepsakes, to sensory crafts like playdough and slime, you're sure to find something appropriate for your preschooler.

20 Easy St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers


St Patrick's Day crafts for kids.

The pot of gold at the end of this rainbow is the giggles, smiles, and memories made through crafting with your little ones. Let's kick off our list with some of our favourite preschool St. Patrick's Day crafts from yours truly.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers from Messy Little Monster


Shamrock Wand

Toddlers and preschoolers will have so much fun waving around a colourful Shamrock Wand! Made with felt, foam, a dowel, and some glue, this project is super easy to put together and will provide your little ones with hours of fun.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - shamrock wand

Shamrock Paper Wreath Craft

Tissue paper crafts like our beautiful Shamrock Paper Wreath are perfect for little kids. Crumpling the paper is a fun way to practice fine motor skills. When you're finished, display this shamrock above the mantle to add some St. Patrick's Day flair to your decor.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - shamrock paper wreath

Leprechaun Trap

We couldn't decide whether to call this a Leprechaun Trap or a leprechaun garden, as it looks like a little leprechaun would love to find it! Either way, this craft is a fun opportunity to talk with the kids about leprechaun lore.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - leprechaun trap

Bubble Wrap Shamrock

Our Bubble Wrap Shamrock Craft is a fun way to explore making art with lots of different textures and media. We used bubble wrap, buttons, sequins, glitter, and paint to make ours.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - bubble wrap shamrock craft

Handprint Leprechaun

Make a cute little Handprint Leprechaun that you can put out each year for St. Patrick's Day. You'll always treasure making lovely little keepsakes like this to remember how tiny those hands were.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - handprint leprechaun

Rainbow Playdough

Making Rainbow Playdough is a fun craft for preschoolers, but it's even more fun to play with! They can use all the colours to make rainbows, shamrocks, etc. and to practice colour mixing.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - rainbow playdough

Rainbow Slime

You can make this Rainbow Slime with only three ingredients! It's so easy, and all kids love the stretchy, sparkly fun that slime has to offer.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - rainbow slime

Leprechaun Paper Craft

These paper leprechauns are adorable!  There is a template included to make it is super easy to make your own leprechaun craft! To add to the cute factor you can even add your babies, toddlers or preschoolers face to this fun mix and match craft.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - leprechaun craft


More St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Preschoolers


And here are even more St. Patrick's Day preschool crafts from some of our favourite websites.

Shamrock Photo Craft

Perfect for a classroom or daycare activity, this Shamrock Photo Craft by Simple Everyday Mom is a cute gift for kids to make for their parents. It's festive and fun and will be a treasured keepsake.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - shamrock photo craft

Rainbow Sponge Painting

There's colour galore in this Rainbow Sponge Painting Art Project by Glitter on a Dime. Swiping the sponge across the page creates a beautiful rainbow, and the kids can stamp the sponge as well to mix some colours. You may want to do this on canvas to hang it up in the child's bedroom!

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - rainbow craft

Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbows

This Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbow by Pink Stripey Socks couldn't be easier. Simply paint a rainbow design on the paper plate, and then pop up the half with the rainbow to make it 3D. Preschoolers may need a little help cutting the paper plate.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - paper plate rainbow craft

Handprint 4 Leaf Clover

This Handprint 4 Leaf Clover by Fun Handprint Art would be a sweet craft to make at home or school. You only need construction paper in two colours, scissors, paint, and glue. It would be a cute craft for a sibling group to make together, with each leaf having a different child's handprint.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - handprint shamrock

Beaded Shamrocks

Work on fine motor skills with this lovely Beaded Shamrock Craft by Blooming Brilliant. String beads onto the pipe cleaner and then form a shamrock shape. Simple!

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - beaded shamrock

Pot of Gold Finger Painting

Finger painting is perfect for preschoolers to explore colours. The Printable Pot of Gold Activity by Real Life at Home makes it easy for little children to stay within the lines and focus on the design - though it's okay to go outside the lines, too! And if you don't want to get messy with finger painting, you could use paintbrushes or turn this into a colouring page.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - pot of gold finger painting

Pom-Pom Painted Rainbow

Using pom-poms to paint with is lots of fun. This gorgeous Pom-Pom Painted Rainbow by Fantastic Fun and Learning is a great example. It's a pretty paper plate, tissue paper, and painting craft all in one.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - pom pom painting rainbow

Green Glitter Playdough

Make a batch of this Green Glitter Playdough by A Mom's Impression. It's perfect for making shamrocks and leprechauns for St. Patrick's Day.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - green glitter playdough

Fingerprint Shamrock Mug

Parents and grandparents love keepsake mugs like this fun Fingerprint Shamrock Mug from Non-Toy Gifts. You'll feel lucky every time you take a sip from it! Make several with the kids so they can give them as gifts.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - fingerprint shamrock mug

Yarn Wrapped Shamrocks

Fit in even more fine motor practice with some Yarn Wrapped Shamrocks by Red Ted Art. These are as much fun for parents as they are for kids. String some together to make a garland for the mantle! They even look cute adding some eyes and smiley faces.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - yarn wrapped shamrock craft

Leprechaun Hats

The kids will have a blast making and wearing these fun Leprechaun Hats by Meaningful Mama. Preschoolers may need help with some of the cutting, but they'll love decorating and personalising their hats.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - leprechaun hat craft

Yarn Wrapped Rainbow

Yet another wrapping activity, this Yarn Wrapped Rainbow by School Time Snippets is cute and fun, and it's an excellent way for preschoolers to practice colour matching. You can also use up some of those yarn scraps you've been saving.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - yarn wrap rainbow craft

Shamrock Thumbprint Art

We just love this Shamrock Thumbprint Art by A Dab of Glue Will Do. The shamrocks look great in all those colour combinations, so it will be fun to let your preschooler experiment with different colours to see which ones he or she likes best.

St Patricks day crafts for preschoolers - shamrock thumbprint art

I think you will agree that there are some fabulous ideas in this list of easy St Patricks Day crafts for preschoolers. Now all you need to decide is which to try first!

20 easy St Patrick's Day crafts for preschoolers.

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