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From rainbows to pots of gold to leprechauns, here are 7 fun, easy paper plate crafts.you can share with your kids this St. Patrick’s Day.
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7 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Your Kids Will Feel Lucky to Create

St. Patrick's Day is a perfect holiday to spend some creative time with your little ones. After searching for four-leaf covers and leprechauns, why not peak your children’s artistic interest with some Pinterest-perfect, easy-to-do crafts. Here are seven crafts that are simple to construct and only require paper plates, a few basic crafting materials, and your imagination!

End of the Rainbow Twirler

It isn’t St. Patty’s Day without a pot of gold nestled at the end of a rainbow! This paper plate craft is a great way to add color to your patio and can be made in less than three steps. For this you’ll need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Rainbow paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black and yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String

Find complete instructions here.

The Shamrock Hat

Let’s be honest— t’s not a real holiday without festive hats to go along with it. Quickly turn any paper plate into a festive shamrock hat, throw some color or glitter on it, and watch your kids get into the holiday spirit! For this you’ll need:

  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Green marker or Green Paint (optional)

Find complete instructions here.

The Rainbow

Maybe the last rainbow craft just didn’t quite add enough color to your St. Patty’s extravaganza — that’s ok. Here is another paper plate rainbow craft that will surely do the trick. It’s easy to make and includes a children-favorite - cotton clouds! For this you’ll need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Rainbow paint
  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls
  • Yarn or string
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Find complete instructions here.

    Pot o’ Gold

    If you are unable to find a pot o’ gold this year, it might not be a bad idea to have the family create one of its very own! This pot o’ gold is easy to find and a blast to make. For this you’ll need:

    • Paper Plate
    • Green and gold sequins
    • Yellow construction paper
    • Glue

    Find complete instructions here.

    The Shamrock

    Four-leaf clovers are nearly impossible to find. But, have no fear because, with only a few small paper plates, you can craft a shamrock of your very own. For this you’ll need:

    • Paper Plates
    • Green paint
    • Green glitter glue
    • Sticky tape
    • Paintbrush
    • Scissors
    • Green card stock paper

    Find complete instructions here.

    Rainbow Castanets

    Another thing that every family should have during a fun-filled holiday is music to accompany it! Your kids can easily create their very own finger-clicking castanets by using a paper plate and bottle caps – it may be more fun for then than it is for you when they don’t want to stop playing it. For this you’ll need:

    • Paper Plates
    • Rainbow paint
    • Lids from plastic juice or milk bottles
    • Glue (the stronger, the better)

    Find complete instructions here.

    The Leprechaun

    Sometimes finding a leprechaun can be tricky, but with the right tools and little luck of the Irish, it can be a cinch. A plate, some paint, and construction paper are all it takes for your child to create their very own leprechaun pal to hang on their wall where he’s easy to find and a great reminder of holiday fun! For this you’ll need:

    • Paper Plates
    • Black, yellow, and green construction paper
    • Black marker
    • Orange paint
    • Paintbrush
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Find complete instructions here.


    Do you have a favorite St. Patrick’s Day craft or activity you enjoy doing with your family?

    Share it in the comments below!

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    From rainbows to pots of gold to leprechauns, here are 7 fun, easy paper plate crafts.you can share with your kids this St. Patrick’s Day.