3 St. Patrick's Day Kids Crafts

by Lynn Lilly, Mar 08 2021

This week on the Crayola Facebook Page I am sharing 3 crafts to help your kiddos celebrate St. Patrick's Day. From leprechaun hunting to shamrock crayon art and a party hat to kick off the celebrations these crafts will make an at home celebration super fun for the whole family! My daughter loved making these crafts with me! 

All Crayola products I used in these three projects can be found at crayola.com 

St. Patrick's Day Kid Crafts Crayola

Project 1: Shamrock Crayon Art 

St. Patrick's Day Kids Crafts

Materials

  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayoloa Crayon Sharpener 
  • Crayola Washable Liquid Glue
  • Wax Paper
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Shamrock Template
  • Iron or Blow Dryer

Directions: 

  1. Download, print and cut out the shamrock template. Trace and cut the shamrock template on green construction paper. 
  2. Use a crayon or pencil sharper to sharpen your crayons and collect the shavings. I used a variety of shades of green. 
  3. Cut a piece of wax paper twice the size of the shamrock. Place the wax paper on top of the shamrock. 
  4. Sprinkle the crayon shavings on the wax paper to fill the inside of the shamrock. 
  5. Slide the shamrock out from under the wax paper. 
  6. Fold the wax paper of the crayon shavings to create sandwich. 
  7. Use an iron or blow dryer to melt the crayon shavings. (this is an adult job)
  8. Glue the construction paper shamrock to the wax paper. 
  9. Trim the wax paper to the size of the shamrock. 

Tape or hang the shamrock in front of the window! 

St. Patrick's Day Kids Crafts Crayola

Project 2: Leprechaun Hunter Binoculars

St. Patrick's Day Kids Crafts Crayola

Materials:

  • Craft Roll (2 pieces that are same size)
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola Washable Liquid Glue
  • Crayola Glue Stick 
  • Pipe Cleaners (red, pink, yellow, orange, green, blue)
  • White Cardstock
  • Yarn
  • Hole Punch
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissor
  • 2 Rubberbands 
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Shamrock Template
  • Small Pom Poms

Directions:

  1. Cut two pieces of green construction paper to fit around each craft roll. 
  2. Download and cut out the shamrock circle templates. Trace and cut 2 of these on green construction paper. 
  3. Cut two pieces of plastic wrap. Mine was green and gives a green tint when you look through it. 
  4. Stretch each piece over the end of the craft roll and secure with a rubberband. 
  5. Place the pieces you cut out in step 2 over the plastic wrap and glue the tabs to the tube. 
  6. Wrap and glue each tube with the pieces you cut in step one. 
  7. Glue the tubes together. 
  8. Glue small pom poms around the end of each tube. 
  9. Bend and glue the pipe cleaners together to form a rainbow. 
  10. Cut two small clouds from the white construction paper. and glue to the end of the rainbow. 
  11. Glue the rainbow to the front of the binoculars. 
  12. Cut a piece of yarn big enough to fit around your child's neck. 
  13. Use the hole punch to punch holes on each side of the back end of the binoculars and tie the yarn to each hole. Alternatively you can glue the yarn to the inside of the tube. 

Get ready to follow the rainbow and hunt for the leprechaun! 

St. Patrick's Day Kids Crafts Crayola

Leprechaun Binoculars Kids Craft

Project 3: Leprechaun Hat

St. Patrick's Day Kids Crafts Crayola

Materials

  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Paper or Plastic Cup
  • Crayola Washable Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Heandband or Barrette
  • Hot Glue
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glitter Shamrock (or a construction paper cut out)

Directions:

  1. Cut a piece of green construction paper that fits around the cup. 
  2. Cut a strip of yellow paper the length of the green in step 1 and about 1" wide. Glue it to the green. 
  3. Cut a buckle from black construction paper and glue it over the yellow strip to complete the top hat design.
  4. Glue the top hat design around the cup. 
  5. Cut a circle that fits the top of the hat and glue or tape to the top. 
  6. Cut a circle that is larger than the top hat part. This will be the brim. 
  7. Glue the bottom of the cup to the brim. 
  8. Fold up the sides of the brim and glue to the side of the top hat. 
  9. If you want to add some frill, curl a few pipe cleaners and add a shamrock to the top of the hat. 
  10. Use a hot glue gun to glue the hat to a barrette or headband. (adult job)

This is the perfect party hat! my daughter has been bouncing around the house in hers all week! 

Kids Craft Leprechaun Hat

Have fun crafting with your family and have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to tune in every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST for live crafting on the Crayola Facebook page

xoxo- LL



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