Irish or not, St. Patrick's Day is a great reason to get crafty, celebrate a rich heritage and eat a green bagel. (And, of course, any reason to play with green glitter is a good one.) This list is the pot of gold at the end of your search for easy St. Patrick's Day crafts for the little leprechauns in your life. Some of these projects go beyond the daycare level of construction paper clovers and popsicle sticks, so be prepared to show off your skills.
TP Roll Shamrocks and Stamps
If there's one thing you can count on having on hand, it's toilet paper roll tubes. Bent, cut, and glued the right way, you can turn your recycling into shamrocks. Decorate your mantel with them after painting them gold or a glittery shade of emerald. Save some of that paint to make toilet paper roll shamrock stamps, though!
Edible Rainbow Memory Game
Grab a bag of those green Hershey's Kisses at the grocery store. They're not just for eating--ahh, crème de menth!--they also make for a great memory game to keep kids and house guests occupied. Meanwhile, you can put the finishing touches on those green cookies and other St. Patrick's Day recipe favorites.
Don't throw that bare toilet paper tube into the recycling bin just yet. Save a few to make these adorable St. Patty's party poppers stuffed with confetti and wrapped candy. Lucky for you, you've got a handful of those Hershey's Kisses to spare!
Shades of Green Paint Chip Art
Speaking of mantels, could yours use a pop of color? Maybe a little Irish pride, too? Craftaholics Anonymous has a free printable for this stylish paint chip art. Craft this piece outside unless you're using VOC-free paint, especially if you've got kids or animals indoors. You can even involve young siblings or children by opting to brush on the paint rather than spraying it.
Scrap Happy Spring Wreath
Welcome spring into your home with an earth-friendly upcycling project! Whether you're a crafting dilettante or adept, you've probably got a drawer full of fabric scraps in such bright, pretty colors that you haven't been able to throw them out. Craftfoxes has an eco-friendly use for them: cut the fabric scraps into strips and tie them around a wire frame to make a spring wreath. For the frame, stretch a wire hanger into a circular shape and snip off the hook with wire cutters. Unravel some ribbon--emerald is a trending color--and hang it on your door!
Glitter Shamrock Suncatchers
Admit it: Your day's a bit better with glitter in it. Make springtime shine with these easy shamrock suncatchers. All you need is glitter (Isn't this true for most things?), glue, wax paper, and fishing wire. Grab an empty cereal box to make a helpful shamrock cutouts if any kids want in on the fun.