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4 Kids St. Patrick's Day Party Activities and Crafts

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St. Patrick’s Day is such a colorful holiday! I love ALL the green and rainbows. It’s one of those celebrations that makes for a very fun kids holiday party too!!

For this year’s St. Patrick’s Day party, I wanted to focus on fun crafts kids could make AND take home with them (they make perfect party favors)! This collection of kids St. Patrick’s Day activities is full of ideas:

  1. Cereal Box Leprechaun Hat
  2. Shamrock Watercolor Art
  3. Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock Creature
  4. Pot of Gold and Rainbow

Now if you’re feeling lucky, go get the kids and get your craft on!

1. Cereal Box Leprechaun Hat (Goodie Bag)

Cereal box leprechaun hat goodie bag


  • Empty cereal box
  • Green craft paint
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Gold glitter scrapbook paper
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Black cardstock
  • Small paper plate
  • Paper hole punch (not pictured)
  • Green decorative paper shreds (not pictured)

Getting Started

loved the idea of using a Kix’s cereal box to make a leprechaun’s hat. PLUS, its a 2-in-1 craft! Of course it’s a leprechaun hat, but it’s also a goodie bag for the kids to take home. I suggest having ALL the pieces already cut to easily put the hats together.


Step 1 – Create Your Top and Bottom Hat Pieces

CUT your cereal box (leaving out the two large sides). I used one side to trace out the bottom of the hat using a paper plate. Then, I folded the OTHER piece and glued it together with hot glue (to keep it firmly in place for the top of the hat).

Now the kids are ready to take over.


Step 2 – Paint Your Hat Pieces

NOW, it’s the kids’ turn. Have them paint the outer parts of their hats using green paint. Let dry for 20 minutes.


Step 3 – Cut and Add Your Buckle

Pre-cut your black strips and glittery buckles for the kids. Have them add a little glue to the black cardstock, and GENTLY wrap it around the bottom part of the hat. Then, add the glittery buckle with a little glue.


Step 4 –  Glue Your Hat Together

Go around the BOTTOM part of the hat with some glue, and firmly press it in the middle of your circle. Let dry for 30 minutes before use.


Step 5 – Add Your Strap

While the kids are playing, add some small holes to the TOP of their hats. Then, tie in a decorative ribbon for your handle. FINALLY, fill with decorative paper shreds and goodies for the kids to take home!


Finished Leprechaun Hat

Cereal box leprechaun hat take-away

2. Shamrock Watercolor Art

Shamrock watercolor art


  • White cardstock
  • White crayon
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paint brush
  • Assorted shamrock shapes

Getting Started

Watercolors are ALWAYS a kid favorite. Have the kids discover shamrocks using this crayon resist watercolor craft. Grab some watercolors, a white crayon and a couple DIFFERENT shamrock shapes to begin.


Step 1 – Trace Your Shamrocks

Trace out your shamrock shapes using a white crayon (make sure you have nice THICK outlines of the shamrocks for the kids to paint over).


Step 2 – Paint on Your Watercolors

Now, it’s time for the KIDS to search for their hidden shamrocks. Just give ’em some watercolor paint and watch them DISCOVER the clovers!!


Finished Shamrock Watercolor Art

Shamrock watercolor art

3. Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock Creature

Shamrock creatures


  • Toilet paper roll
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Green craft paint
  • Shamrock shape
  • Green glitter
  • 2 types of green scrapbook paper
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush
  • Black marker

Getting Started

These little shamrock people are such a fun craft for a kids party. AND, they’re super easy to make (just have the materials prepped before hand). Choose a FEW different scrapbook paper patterns and a toilet paper roll to start.


Step 1 – Paint Your Toilet Paper Roll

Paint your toilet paper roll and sprinkle on a little glitter (if the kids want to give their toilet paper roll some EXTRA sparkle)!!


Step 2 – Trace Your Shamrock and Make Your Face

Use a shamrock shape to trace out the head on PATTERNED scrapbook paper. Cut it out, and have the kids decorate their faces.


Step 3 – Make Your Arms

Use scrapbook paper for your ARMS and bend them accordion-style.


Step 4 – Add Your Arms and Head

Have the kids add a small amount of glue to the head and arms. Then, FIRMLY press them on the toilet paper roll.


Finished Shamrock Creature

Shamrock creatures

4. Flower Pot of Gold and Rainbow

Kix flower pot of gold and rainbow


  • Kix cereal
  • Craft glue
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Small flower pot
  • Small paper plate
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Cotton ball

Getting Started

What St. Patrick’s Day party is complete without a rainbows and gold? And what’s at the END of the rainbow? A pot of Kix, of course! Use a small flower pot or black plastic cup for your POT of gold.


Step 1 – Paint Your Pot

Paint your pot first (by the time the kids are DONE with their rainbows, the pots will be dry). Paint one coat of black paint on the pots. Let dry for 15 minutes.


Step 2 – Trace and Cut Out Your Rainbow Shape

TRACE (a small paper plate) and cut out a circle on heavy cardstock. Then, cut the circle in HALF. Cut out the center of the circle to create your rainbow shape.


Step 3 – Paint Your Rainbow

Have the kids paint their rainbow using WATERCOLORS. You could also use crayons or even colored markers.


Step 4 – Add Your Cloud

Add a small amount of glue to the END of your rainbow and gently place a cotton ball on top of the glue. Let dry for 5 minutes.


Finished Rainbow and Pot of Gold

Kix flower pot of gold and rainbow

Wow, that was fun!! I think these Celtic inspired kid crafts are great for ANY St. Patrick’s Day kids party. Give the kids something special to take home with them…

Who KNOWS, maybe these crafts will bring good luck? 😉

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About the Author

Hi, I’m Courtney Sanchez! I am a mommy to 3 great boys and wife to a LOVING husband. Crafts by Courtney is where I make easy-to follow craft tutorials and post all the do-it-yourself parties I’ve made!