St. Paddy’s Day Craft Ideas for with your Kiddos

Mar 12, 2024

St. Paddy’s Day is this weekend and even if you aren’t Irish, it’s a fun holiday to celebrate. Sarah from our West Allis/Wauwatosa Center was on Real Milwaukee on March 13 to show us some fun craft ideas you can do with your kids to celebrate this great holiday. In case you missed the segment you can watch it here:

White card stock
Orange, pink and skin color paint for the face
Small orange pom pom
Googly eyes
Gold and green glitter paper
black foam paper


  1. First fold over a piece of white cardstock and trace the handprint so that the folded part is at the pinky.
  2. 2. Paint the top part of the handprint with skin color  for the face and then paint the fingers orange.
  3. Make the hat by cutting out the hat shape from green glitter paper. Glue a strip of black on top and then glue a gold glitter paper buckle on top of this.
  4. To make the buckle: cut out a square and then fold over so you can make a slit mark with scissors in the center. Then you can cut a smaller square in the center of the gold square.
  5. Glue the hat to the top of the handprint.
  6. Glue on two googly eyes and the pom pom nose.
  7. Add two small circles to the side of the nose with pink paint for the cheeks.
  8. Draw on the mouth with a black sharpie.
  9. Write “Happy St Patrick’s Day!” inside or another fun St Patrick’s Day message.


Toilet paper or Paper Towel Tube
Tape or Rubber Band to Hold Heart Shape
Green Paint
Paint Tray or Paper Plate
Paint Brush

Reuse your heart stamp from February OR
Bend a toilet paper or paper towel tube into a heart shape
Tape it into place.
Put green paint onto a paint tray or paper plate
Dab the edge of your tube into the green paint
Stamp it onto the paper of your choice 3 times like in the picture
Connect the three hearts with a stem with your paint brush


Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Hats

Popsicle Sticks or Craft Sticks
Black and Yellow Construction Paper
Green Paint or Green Markers
Paint Brush
Paint Tray
Small Piece of Card Stock

-Take six popsicle or craft sticks and glow them together on a small piece of cardstock. Then glue one stick along the bottom of the sticks for the brim of the hat
-Paint the sticks green and allow them to dry or color them with marker
-While the paint is drying, cut a long piece of black paper, a yellow square, and a smaller black to make the belt
– Once the hat has dried, glue the long piece of black paper above the brim for the belt of the hat
– Glue the smaller black square to the yellow square to make the buckle for the hat. Glue to the belt of the hat


Leprechaun with Fork Beard

Orange paint
Brown and Pink Crayons
White, Green, Yellow, and Black Construction Paper
Googly eyes
Black Marker

Draw a face with ears on your white sheet of paper
Dip the fork into orange paint and make strokes along the bottom of the face to make a beard, do shorter ones up around the face and for hairAdd the leprechaun’s face and tilt the fork on its side to make his eyebrowsCut out a green square for the hat and a strip of paper for the brim. Glue these to pieces togetherCut out a black strip of paper for the hat stripe Cut out a yellow rectangle for the buckle – cut two slices into it and slide the black paper through it
Glue the black stripe and buckle onto the hatGlue the hat onto your leprechaun


Rainbow from Popsicle Sticks

Cotton pads
Popsicle Sticks or colored craft sticks
Markers or paint
Paint brush

If you are using popsicle sticks paint your color your sticks in the shades of a rainbow
Glue the six sticks to a small piece of card stock
Glue five cotton pads on the top Source: