St Patricks Day is a really fun time for everyone, so why not make sure that the youngest members of your family can get involved with the excitement too with these easy St Patricks Day crafts for toddlers that are perfect for little hands to make.
With easy shamrock crafts and cute colourful rainbows there’s lots for the whole family to enjoy here, making sure that your little leprechaun has a great time too.
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St Patricks Day Crafts for Toddlers
All of us want to involve our kids in the special days that we enjoy and St Patricks Day is no different. With so many celebrations going on it’s lovely to see younger kids getting excited!
The crafts that I’m sharing today have been designed to be suitable for toddlers and preschoolers but as you’ll know there can be a lot of difference in what children are able to make, and what they are interested in, during this period so take a look through and see what your kid would enjoy the most.
Some of these crafts require more parental involvement than others, especially when there’s things like scissors involved that you’ll need to help out with so I tend to view crafts for toddlers as a bit more of a joint effort and an excuse to share some special time together.
As well as the ideas I’m sharing today you’ll also find some fantastic St Patrick’s Day books to share with your child and some free St Patricks Day printables to help making having fun with your chid even easier.
Free St Patricks Day Printables
No need to worry how to draw a shamrock, just grab our free shamrock template and print out as many copies as you need! This template is perfect for some simple paper shamrock crafts or you can use them as basic coloring pages just grab some colored markers or paints.
Grab our free Roll A Rainbow playdough game that can help teach about colours and number recognition or for young toddlers just enjoying playing with the dough and stretching it out across the rainbow!
Or how about trying out our Leprechaun emotions St Patrick’s Day playdough mats, another free printable for you!
Easy St Patrick’s Day Crafts
We’ve shared three easy rainbow crafts for kids that you can make all of which use our free template.
Make some simple washi tape shamrocks.
Make some easy shamrock crafts for kids using our free template.
These paper plate tambourines from Red Ted Art are lovely, I particularly love the rainbow one!
This foil painted shamrock craft is super easy for little hands to make.
Red Ted Art shares some yarn wrapped shamrocks that look lovely.
This potato mashers rainbow craft is one that’s tried and tested with my own toddler. My daughter enjoyed using the super big ‘stamp’ that certainly made a change to the normal paintbrushes!
Make a paper plate rainbow following this tutorial from Arty Crafty Kids, you could even add some gold coins at the end of the rainbow.
Younger toddlers might need a hand with this pom pom rainbow craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning but the pom poms and tissue paper are both great craft materials for them to use.
Toilet paper rolls are always good for making some easy crafts and I love the way this rainbow butterfly craft from Non Toy Gifts looks so cheerful a great way of incorporating a rainbow craft into your activities.
Hunt out the glue or some colored stickers to make this simple rainbow collage craft from Happy Hooligans that would be great for St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
We’ve made a lot of suncatcher crafts for kids over the years and as long as you set them up for your child they’re totally do-able for toddlers and a good way to practice fine motor skills! This four-leaf clover one from The Mommy Evolution looks great and would make some super pretty decor for the day too.
There aren’t always loads of leprechaun crafts that are suitable for toddlers or preschoolers but if you’re happy to get a little messy with the paint (and we are) then why not try this leprechaun handprint craft from Crafty Morning that looks like so much fun! These would make perfect DIY St Patricks Day cards to with the handprint on the front.
Grab our free printable St Patricks Day card and have fun coloring it in.
Make a fun shamrock shaker to play with, you could have a little dance to some Irish music once you’ve made it!
Tech your child how the colour green is made with this shamrock colour mixing craft
Make a cute pot of gold craft using fingerprint with this idea from Real Life at Home.
These marbled shamrocks from Views From A Step Stool look really pretty and are a fun way to try out a new art idea.
Stamp some clover using peppers with this simple craft from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This is a great St Patricks Day craft for toddlers because the peppers make nice chunky stamps that are easy to hold.
Rhythms of Play’s handprint shamrock craft comes with a free poem printable too.I think this would make a great keepsake of your toddlers hand-size and it’s certainly one that we’d pin up on our pin board or fridge!
Grab the glitter and create a cute bubble wrap shamrock like this one from Messy Little Monster.
St Patrick’s Day Books for Toddlers
I love any excuse to share a story with my kids and I know that most parents feel the same way! Which of these books would your child enjoy the most?