Looking for fun craft ideas to do this month? You won’t believe that all these awesome Saint Patrick’s Day crafts are made from humble paper plates! Whether you’re looking for rainbow crafts, leprechaun crafts, four-leaf clover crafts or shamrock crafts, this article has got your covered.
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It’s amazing how versatile something as simple as a paper plate can be.
In fact, our house has been filled with all sorts of paper plate creations ever since my craft-loving five-year-old discovered a stack of them in my art cupboard.
With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up, I’ve been asking myself what sort of paper plate crafts we can make together in the upcoming weeks. And once I started looking, I ended up with so many possibilities that I just had to write all of them down!
So whether you’re looking for rainbow crafts, leprechaun crafts, four-leaf clover crafts or shamrock crafts, scroll down to find some fun ideas to try. It’s hard to believe that all of these awesome projects are all made from simple paper plates!
1. Winking Paper Plate Leprechaun
This winking leprechaun craft is so cute, and the included template for the hat makes it really simple to assemble. Plus, tearing up pieces of construction paper will help your kids practice their hand strength, precision and hand-eye coordination!
Read the full tutorial: Winking Paper Plate Leprechaun
2. Paper Plate Leprechaun (Free Printable Template)
If you love free templates, why not give this craft a try? It only requires a few simple supplies, and as long as you cut the pieces in advance, even younger kids should be able to make it on their own.
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Leprechaun (Free Printable Template)
3. 3D Paper Plate Leprechaun with Pom-Pom Beard
Isn’t the pom-pom beard just the cutest? I love the textured, three-dimensional look that it creates. Who knew there were so many unique ways to turn a paper plate into a leprechaun?
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Leprechaun with Pom-Pom Beard
4. Paper Plate Leprechaun Beard (Saint Patrick’s Day Scissor Practice)
If you’re looking for a project that’s both cute and useful, this is the craft for you. Not only is it fun to make, but the yarn beard can be trimmed with scissors by little ones who need to practice their cutting skills—such a neat idea!
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Leprechaun Beard
5. Paper Plate & Handprint Leprechaun Mask
…And if you like crafts that double as a DIY toys, try using a paper plate to create a leprechaun mask that your kids can actually wear! (I love that the beard is made of handprints.)
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate & Handprint Leprechaun Mask
6. Paper Plate Leprechaun Hat
Speaking of crafts you can wear, how fun are these Saint Patrick’s Day leprechaun hats made from (you guessed it) paper plates?
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Leprechaun Hat
7. Four-Leaf Clover Paper Plate Twirler
Since we’re on the topic of DIY toys, if your kids like pinwheels, they’ll love these shamrock twirlers that spin round and round when you twirl them with your hands. So fun!
Read the full tutorial: Four-Leaf Clover Twirler
8. Paper Plate Pot of Gold Lacing Craft
Out of all the crafts in this article, this one is probably my favourite. I love how colourful the yarn is, and the fact that it will help kids practice their lacing and fine motor skills is definitely a bonus!
Read the full tutorial: Pot of Gold Lacing Craft
9. Paper Plate Shamrock Lacing Craft
…And if your kids loved lacing their pot of gold, this shamrock lacing craft is a great way to sneak in some extra fine motor practice without them noticing. Hang it in front of your windows to let the light shine through when you’re done!
Read the full tutorial: Saint Patrick’s Day Shamrock Lacing Craft
10. Laced Paper Plate Rainbow
Can you believe these colourful rainbows are made from nothing but paper plates, construction paper and glue? This craft is also a great way to help kids practice their fine motor skills!
Read the full tutorial: Laced Paper Plate Rainbow
11. Basic Paper Plate Rainbow
Need another craft that uses only a few simple supplies? Turn a paper plate into a colourful rainbow using nothing but paint, glue and cotton balls. I love the three-dimensional look of the clouds!
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Rainbow
12. Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbow
Speaking of three-dimensional crafts, these pop-up paper plate rainbows are so cute—and because they’re made using rainbow crayons instead of paint, they’re also low-mess!
Read the full tutorial: Pop-Up Paper Plate Rainbow
13. Pom-Pom Paper Plate Rainbow
This gorgeous rainbow craft takes 3D to a whole new level by covering the entire surface of the paper plate with large pom-poms! Doesn’t it look soft?
Read the full tutorial: Pom-Pom Paper Plate Rainbow
14. Rainbow Cereal Paper Plate
…And if your little ones like to explore different textures, this rainbow cereal and mini marshmallow craft should be right up their alley. This one is especially great if you’re crafting with young kids who like to put art supplies in their mouth (though I’m sure older kids would enjoy sneaking a taste as well!).
Read the full tutorial: Rainbow Cereal Paper Plate
15. Moving Rainbow Paper Plate Craft
This craft may look fancy, but it comes with a handy template that you can use to speed things up and make the design look cleaner. Did I mention that the rainbow can actually move above the clouds or disappear from sight?
Read the full tutorial: Moving Rainbow Paper Plate Craft
16. Paper Plate Saint Patrick’s Day Tambourines
This cute Saint Patrick’s Day paper plate craft is both cute and functional because it doubles as a musical instrument! The gold coins are such a nice touch.
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Saint Patrick’s Day Tambourines
17. Rainbow Paper Plate Tambourine
…And if you love homemade tambourines and you’re looking for a different way to make them, why not give this craft a try?
Read the full tutorial: Rainbow Paper Plate Tambourine
18. Paper Plate Pot of Gold
Nothing says Saint Patrick’s Day like a pot of gold.… and you’ll only need a few simple supplies to transform a paper plate into a pot full of sparkling sequins!
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Pot of Gold
19. Clover Suncatcher
I love placing homemade suncatchers in front of all our windows and watching the sunlight shine through them—and it just so happens that this four-leaf clover suncatcher is perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day!
It also includes free shamrock and four-leaf clover templates that you can use to make a number of crafts, so be sure to grab the templates even if you don’t intend on making this craft.
Read the full tutorial: Four-Leaf Clover Suncatcher (with Free Template!)
20. Paper Plate Saint Patrick’s Day Wreath
And finally, if we’re decorating all our windows, we couldn’t possibly leave all our doors bare. Thankfully, this pretty Saint Patrick’s Day wreath is an easy solution to that problem!
Read the full tutorial: Paper Plate Saint Patrick’s Day Wreath
Related Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts
Looking for more fun crafts to make with your kids for Saint Patrick’s Day? Check out these articles:
- Crumpled Tissue Paper Shamrock (with Free Template!)
- Marbled Shaving Cream Shamrock (with Free Template!)
- Torn Paper Strip Clover (with Free Template!)
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