Crafty leprechauns, rainbows leading to golden riches, and a carte blanche excuse to pinch people? It’s no wonder kids can’t resist the playful spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Grab a pair of scissors and a glue stick and celebrate this colorful holiday by crafting a few shamrocks, leprechauns, or pots o’ gold. Click through the photo gallery for a peek.

Painted Rainbows

For a simple craft that even the littlest kids will enjoy, paint abstract rainbows with cotton balls. This cute idea from In Lieu of Preschool is also a great opportunity to teach kiddos about the colors of the rainbow.

Which one is your fave? Do you have any other St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas up your sleeve?

— Susie Foresman