St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Enjoy these fun St. Patrick's Day crafts curated by our Cristo Rey High School work study students, Kimoni and Carina.

Published on March 16, 2022


Curated by our Cristo Rey High School work study students, Kimoni and Carina.

Craft 1: Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask


  • Paper plate
  • Green, Black, and Gold construction paper
  • Orange marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step one: Cut out the middle of the plate and color the outside part orange

Step two: Cut out a hat shape in green construction paper, a black line for the belt out of black construction paper, and a small square out of yellow construction paper for the belt buckle.

Step three: Glue the shapes together on top of the paper plate.

Craft 2: Rainbow Chain Hanger


  • Construction paper (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black)
  • Stapler
  • Tape (optional)
  • Scissors

Step 1: Cut the rainbow construction paper into strips.

Step 2: Roll the red strip into a circle and staple it.

Step 3: Thread the orange strip through the red circle, then staple it into a circle.

Step 4: Repeat with all your colors, except black.

Step 5: Using the black construction paper, cut out a pot/cauldron shape. Also, cut a black strip for the pot handle.

Step 6: Staple the black handle to one end of the pot. Then thread the strip through the purple circle, and staple it to the other end of the pot.

Step 7: Cut yellow pieces of paper into circles for the gold. Staple or tape them to the back of the pot.

Craft 3: Pot of Gold Paper Plate


  • Paper plate
  • Green and yellow construction paper
  • Markers (Rainbow colored)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step one: Cut out the top half of the middle of the plate. Color the bottom half black or brown.

Step two: Cut out a small three-leaf clover and glue it to the brown part.

Step three: Cut out little gold circles for the gold and glue them on.

Step 4: Color the top of the paper plate like a rainbow!

Craft 4: Shamrock Shaker


  • Paper plate
  • Fabric
  • Green and orange marker
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Dry beans, rice, corn or beads (to make the sound)

Step one: Fold the paper plate in half.

Step two: Place a piece of tulle or fabric inside the paper plate, with a fair amount sticking out.

Step three: Staple the plate together, leaving only one small hole.

Step four: Color the plate.

Step five: Pour a scoop of your noisemaking material into the small hole. Staple the hole shut.

Step six: Cut the sticking out fabric into strips.

Step seven: Shake, shake, shake!