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Get Your Leprechaun On With These Cheery St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Feeling lucky? Make your own rainbows, shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold!

Margo Gothelf · 5 months ago

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It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Between all your leprechaun hunting and gold coin gathering, take a break to make some of these easy, cheerful St. Patrick’s Day crafts. You never know, some of these little leprechauns may be able to help you on your search for that pot of gold!

Rainbow Shamrock Suncatcher

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There's Just One Mommy

If you are looking to catch some leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day, but hoping to lure them in subtly, try decorating your windows with these rainbow shamrock suncatchers. To make the suncatchers extra eye-catching, make sure you stick to St. Patrick’s Day themes with rainbows or different shades of green. After you hang these crafts in your window, it will be hard for the leprechauns to say stay away.

Paper Plate Pot of Gold

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The Simple Parent

Can’t find a leprechaun but still want to get your hands on a pot of gold? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. One small detail though...our gold is just a bunch of yellow buttons. But hey, as long as you make them super detailed, no one will be able to tell the difference. Head over to The Simple Parent, where you can find a full rundown on this paper plate pot of gold project.

Quilled-Paper Shamrock Cards

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Red Ted Art

Would it really be St. Patrick’s Day if you didn’t make one shamrock of your own? This year take that shamrock up a level and make a quilled-paper shamrock card. Not sure what paper quilling is? Don’t worry, it’s much less complicated than it sounds. Paper quilling is basically taking thin strips of paper and tightly rolling them into different shapes or objects. It does require a bit of patience and attention to detail, so this one will be great for older kids looking for a challenge. Head over to Red Ted Art where you’ll find all the details.

Paper Roll Leprechaun

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The Best Ideas for Kids

I know leprechauns are supposed to be all sneaky and scheming, but something tells me they have a soft side after seeing these little leprechaun paper roll craft. I mean, just look at that grin! Once you've got your leprechauns made, feel free to give each one a little accessory like a rainbow, shamrock, or even a pot of gold and set them out as decorations around the house. You never know if they will attract the real thing. Head on over to The Best Ideas For Kids to see how you can bring these lovable leprechauns to life. 

Leprechaun Minion

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Simple Everyday Mom

This St. Patrick’s Day, even the Minions are getting into the wearing of the green! While the little yellow pellets were already as crafty and sneaky as leprechauns, now they're dressing like them too. Head on over to Simple Everyday Mom where you’ll find out how you can dress up your favorite Minions just like a leprechaun.

Washi Tape Rainbow

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I Heart Crafty Things

Washi tape is the ultimate secret weapon when it comes to craft supplies. It's quick and easy to work with and instantly elevates any project. Case in point: This washi tape rainbow craft that just might be hiding a leprechaun's pot of gold! Go see if you can find the pot of gold for yourself over on I Heart Crafty Things.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Sewing Cards

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Say Yes

Cards might not be the first thing that comes to mind for sewing, but this type of craft might become your new obsession. So, what exactly is card sewing? Card sewing takes yarn and weaves it in and out of cardstock through a series of premade holes. Since this is a St. Patrick's Day card, this craft follows a shamrock pattern, but feel free to take this technique and apply it to other holidays — or go freestyle and play around with colors and designs. Check out the full set of instructions over on Say Yes.

St. Patrick's Day Slime

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Crafts by Amanda

Want to give your typical batch of slime a seasonal twist? This St. Patrick’s Day slime from Crafts By Amanda has got you covered. So what makes this St. Patrick’s Day slime different from your average slime? It’s bright green, packed with glitter, and loaded with golden coins. You’re definitely going to want to store this slime in an air-tight container, not only so it doesn't dry out, but also to keep the leprechauns from stealing your coins!

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Mask

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Simply Today Life

Want to become a leprechaun for the day? Now’s your chance with this easy leprechaun mask from Simply Today Life. Grab a paper plate and cut out the center, creating a gap large enough to insert your face, and paint the plate orange. While the plate is drying, make the leprechaun hat. You’ll want to keep the hat pretty traditional — after all, you do want the luck of the Irish on your side. When the plate is fully dry, attach the two sections and fringe the bottom of the plate just like an authentic leprechaun beard.

Felt Leprechaun Doll

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Handmade Charlotte

Just like a real leprechaun, this felt doll has a few tricks up its sleeve. This felt leprechaun doll is made mostly from hand sewing, so it’s perfect for the tween who wants a slightly more challenging project. The pattern for the doll from Handmade Charlotte includes a secret magnet in the leprechaun's hand, giving him a magical touch to hold his pot of gold or shamrock. While this project is definitely more detailed, it will be worth it to make as it can be stored and used year after year.

DIY St. Patrick's Day Mini Rainbow Piñatas

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5 Minutes for Mom

Channel your inner leprechaun this St. Patrick Day and see how much loot you can sneak off with from this DIY St. Patrick’s Day rainbow piñata. Okay, the piñata is basically an excuse to play with and eat St. Patrick’s Day treats, but where's the harm in that? If you want to be surprised by what is in your piñata, make this craft with a friend and swap piñatas, making sure to keep what is inside a secret.