Looking for fun things to do with the kids this St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s a list of 12 great crafts that are perfect for the preschool and kindergarten kids from shamrocks and rainbows to thinks you can eat! Most of these projects can be done with items you already have around your house too! Easy things to pull together at the last-minute without too much prep involved. My kind of projects.
1) Vanessa @ Pre-Kpages.com makes glittery shamrocks using supplies you probably already have on hand. All you need is paper, glue, salt, and some green watercolor or food coloring to make this great craft that works on fine motor skills. And it’s just fun!
2) Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts made this beautiful pencil stamped shamrock t-shirt. All you need is a shirt, a pencil, fabric paint, and some freezer paper!
3) In Lieu of Preschool shows us how to do a beautiful hand print shamrock worthy of framing. Make it on paper or pick up a canvas to hang as decoration and lasting memories.
4) Julie @ Creekside Learning had a leprechaun not only come visit, but leave behind a note after creating some mischief.
5) Gina Bell @ East Coast Mommy has some tips for catching a leprechaun including leprechaun bait (with a free printable) and ideas on how to make a leprechaun trap. You can pair this with the note linked above
6) Tammy @ Housing a Forest made a cute leprechaun out of paper and basic shapes. All you need is construction paper, scissors, glue, and googly eyes. Or just color in the eyes yourself if you don’t have googly eyes available!
7) Michelle @ Crafty Morning made these rainbow wind socks using supplies you already have at home. Paper towel roll, paint, green paper, and some ribbon.
8) Alisha @ The Bubbly Blonde has another great rainbow craft involving fruit loops. Great for color matching and learning the colors of the rainbow.
9) Lousie @ Messy Little Monster made a rainbow butterfly out of footprints! Can’t wait to do this with Megatron! All you need is different colored paints, paper or canvas, and a black marker!
10) Jennifer @ Study At Home came up with rainbow slime! This project might be better suited to my kindergarten but I’m sure my preschooler will get in on the action as well. Clear glue, liquid starch, food coloring, and glitter are all you need to make this gooey, but not sticky, fun.
11) Alison @ Learn Play Imagine took rainbows to the next level with Rainbow Toast! Even the youngest kids can get into this craft and eat it too! All you need is some milk, food coloring, bread, and clean paint brushes!
12) Tori @ Thoughtfully Simple has some green pancakes to share with you. You could also make rainbow pancakes using the same idea! Since pancakes are a staple here, you’ll see green pancakes on our table this year.