Happy St Patricks day art idea for kids of all ages

This happy St Patricks day art idea is easy and fun for all ages.  It needs very little prep and can be adapted for different interests and abilities.

After seeing Crafty Morning’s gorgeous St Patrick’s day crayon resist paintings, I thought I would have a try a variation with my little ones (aged 2 & 4).

Happy St Patricks Day Art Idea

This happy St Patricks day art idea needs:

  • green crayons in various shades
  • watercolours in greens, yellows & blues (we like liquid watercolours best)
  • paint brushes
  • thick paper (ideally watercolour paper)

easy st patricks day craft

How to try this happy St Patricks day art idea:

  • I set this up quickly for my boys by simply drawing a few shamrocks on watercolour paper using green crayons.  I also wrote “Luck o’ the Irish” in bubble writing in crayon for Pickle, as he likes to practice writing letters and I thought it would be fun to paint them for a change.
  • I gave the boys only green, yellow and blue watercolours and explained that we were going to paint shamrocks, and they therefore only needed green and the colours needed to mix green.  As you can see, they created a multitude of hues with them!
  • You can really adapt this art idea however you want to.  My youngest discovered that he could add fingerprints (and later handprints) to his paper and got stuck in!
  • We found that we could create mini shamrocks by placing 3 fingerprints close together and adding a stalk with the brush.

I hope you have a crafty, happy St Patricks day this year!

P.S. If you liked this St Patrick’s day craft, you might want to try my DIY pop-up shamrock card too.

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4 thoughts on “Happy St Patricks day art idea for kids of all ages

  • March 15, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Love this great and fun idea for my kids and I! Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday. Hope you will link up again tomorrow!

  • March 16, 2015 at 3:52 am

    We are going to paint Shamrocks tomorrow! I may not offer green and have them mix it up on their own!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

    • March 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Yes! Great idea Jill!!
      It was so fun seeing all the different green tones emerge…
      Let me know how it goes for you?


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