Get ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish with these 36 St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages that are all free to download and print! St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday celebrated worldwide, honoring the patron saint of Ireland and the country’s rich culture and traditions. What better way to celebrate this day than with these fun coloring sheets!
With these St. Patrick’s Day printables, you can create your own festive designs using various colors and shading techniques. From shamrocks and leprechauns to pots of gold and rainbows, these pages offer a fun and engaging way for kids and adults to express their love for this beloved holiday!
To start coloring, click on any of the below images or links to open the free PDF. Once opened, you can then download or print.
All of the below pages are on US letter-sized paper, but they also scale perfectly onto A4 paper too! Happy coloring!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With St Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
Here are 10 inexpensive, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
10. Party Decorations
If you’re hosting a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day party, use my coloring pages as homemade decorations (especially if you’re on a budget!).
There is so much you can do with them. For example, you could have your kids color in and cut out shamrocks to decorate the walls or tables.
Or you could string shamrocks together to make festive bunting.
Use leprechauns to indicate each food item, or keep the illustrations whole and use them as place settings at your table.
9. Festive Masks
Find an illustration with a leprechaun or shamrock featured prominently and have your kids color it in and cut it out (you might have to enlarge the image before printing).
Then they’ll poke holes where the eyes are – or where they aren’t, in the case of the shamrock! – and at the sides of the mask.
At the holes on the side, they’ll tie off pieces of yarn or string, long enough to tie it up and make a bow around the backs of their heads.
8. Popsicle Stick Puppets
This cute craft only requires glue and popsicle sticks, in addition to the St. Patrick’s illustrations and whatever your kids want to use to color them in.
They’ll choose pictures with little figures, whether it’s leprechauns, shamrocks, or even rainbows.
Have the kids color in just the figures and cut them out. Then they’ll glue the popsicle sticks to the backs for handles.
7. Picture Frames
Get some cheap picture frames from the dollar store, some green paint, and some paintbrushes.
You’ll tape off the glass part of the frame (or remove it entirely) and have your kids paint the frame green.
Then you’ll need shrink sheets. Print off St. Patrick’s Day illustrations onto them, have your kids color in different figures, and cut them out.
You’ll bake them according to the instructions, and when they’re cooled, you can hot glue them to the frames.
6. Scrapbooking Notions
If you had a particularly eventful St. Patrick’s Day and want to remember it forever, put it in your scrapbook and use my coloring pages as adornment.
Whether you use the shamrocks, the leprechauns, or the pots of gold, my illustrations can be used as inexpensive notions for what can be – let’s face it – an expensive hobby.
5. Window Clings
To make cute window clings, you will want to get out year after year; you’ll need lots of puffy paint in different colors (mostly green and gold!).
Your kids will outline the St. Patrick’s Day figures, always ensuring that one line connects to another (so that you don’t have to deal with pieces).
If you have enough puffy paint, they can even fill in the lines with color – it’ll take up to two days to dry.
Once the paint is totally dry, you can peel and lift it off the page and stick it in a sunny window.
4. Leprechaun Faces
Find a coloring page with a leprechaun and have your kids color it in and cut it out.
Then they’re going to cut out the leprechaun’s face – and replace it with an image of their own! Glue it face-up to the back of the figure.
Next, they’ll mount the leprechaun on construction paper and add any background they want – a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow or a field of shamrocks, for example.
3. Greeting Cards
Naturally, my St. Patrick’s Day pictures would make adorable greeting cards for friends and family.
You can resize the illustrations for printing by copying/pasting them into a word processor and opting for the half-page or the quarter-page.
If you go quarter page, you’ll want to put the image in the top-left corner – and upside down. That way, when you fold it, it’ll be right-side-up and on the “cover” of the card.
You can add your message on the computer or handwrite it after printing.
2. Finger Puppets
For a fun preschooler or kindergartener craft, have the kids color in different St. Patrick’s Day figures, like leprechauns.
Then they’ll cut them out, and you can start two holes in the bottom, which they can enlarge with scissors until their fingers fit through.
They can “wear” the finger puppets on their pointer and middle fingers as they play!
1. Bearded Leprechaun
You will need four to eight-inch pieces of marigold or orange yarn to make bearded leprechauns.
Pick an illustration that prominently features a leprechaun and have your kids color in everything – except his beard.
Then they will need pieces of yarn of varying lengths (or they can cut them after they’ve glued them down).
Have them paste the yarn, starting at the leprechaun’s chin – this will essentially become the beard!
If they don’t cut the yarn first, they can have them shape it to follow the outline of the illustration’s beard once the glue has dried.