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5 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

2013-03-16 by Melissa & Doug

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St. Patrick’s Day probably has you thinking of hunting for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, yes? Well, we’ve rounded up 5 easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts that involve rainbows, coins, and even a color scavenger hunt! Enjoy!

1. Easy Rainbows

For a quick way to have kids create their beautiful rainbows, let them draw all their arcs at once. Simply wrap some triangular Melissa & Doug crayons (in rainbow or random order) with some rubber bands. Then watch as kids create instant rainbows! What a handy way to create the backdrop for St. Patrick’s Day cards, projects, and more.

5 st. patrick's day crafts girl making rainbow pictures

2. Gold Coin Hunt & Number Match

Keep kids moving this St. Patrick’s Day and have children go on a St. Patrick’s Day hunt for gold coins! As they find each hidden coin, they match the number on the coin to a number on a foam shamrock. Use as many or as few shamrocks as time or interest allows. Can be played independently, cooperatively, or competitively.

St. Patrick's Day Gold Hunt Number Match

3. Rainbow Beads Scavenger Hunt Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a color scavenger hunt using Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads. Children hear or read clues to find each colored bead. When they’ve found them all, they can string the beads together to make a rainbow necklace — the perfect accessory for St. Patrick’s Day.  

rainbow beads scavenger hunt

4. Shamrock Maze Printable

Find your way around this St. Patrick’s Day-inspired maze for a swirling, winding good time!

shamrock maze free printable

5. Leprechaun Coloring Printable

Finish off your festive activities with this adorable coloring page…laughing leprechaun and all!


What rainbow, gold coin, or scavenger hunt activities do YOU do for St. Patrick’s Day? Leave us a comment, or share your St. Patrick’s Day activities with us on the Melissa & Doug Facebook page.


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