On St. Patrick's Day, just about everyone feels a little Irish. Help your little ones get in on the fun, and maybe even learn something along the way, by printing these free, original St. Patrick's Day coloring pages that reflect the traditions and folklore of this joyful holiday!
St. Patrick's Day Coloring Sheets Can Bring Learning Opportunities
Did you know that coloring can improve a child's fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness? It can also hone their focus and give them opportunities to express creative thoughts! These are extremely important developmental milestones for young kids. Best of all, research shows that coloring can ease stress and bolster mindfulness! As the traditional time of good fortune gets underway, help your kids relax and gain some new skills while decorating free printable St. Patrick's Day coloring sheets!
Easy St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages for Kids
Leprechauns, lucky clovers, marching bagpipers, and Irish step dancing are popular elements of customary St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Of course, Irish folklore also brings the promise of pots of gold at the ends of rainbows and magical fairies who bring good fortune. There's even the legend of the holiday's namesake, St. Patrick, who supposedly drove all the snakes out of Ireland.
The St. Patrick's Day coloring pages below illustrate these mystical and merry motifs. We have also included some St. Patrick's Day color by number pages for the more advanced artists who are looking for a challenge on this day of celebration! Just click on each image in order to download and print that page. If you need help to download the printables, check out our helpful Adobe tips.
Get Creative and Crafty
Now that you have the coloring pages, you can turn them into fun holiday craft ideas. Whether you want to decorate your classroom or give your kids a fun handmade gift that showcases their creativity, try some of these DIY ideas using their coloring sheets.
St. Paddy's Day Boxes
If you have an old cardboard box or plastic bin, you can use your St. Patrick's Day coloring pages to make a fun keepsake box. The only other item you will need to make this St. Paddy's Day craft is a bit of glue! Cut out the image and paste it directly onto the box. You can also glue it onto scrapbook paper or construction paper and then add to the box top as well. Then, if you want to seal your pages so they don't rip off, grab some Modge Podge or glue to coat the coloring page once it is adhered to the surface.
St. Patrick's Day Coloring Page Coasters
Original coloring page coasters make unique decorations for your St. Patrick's Day party. If you have 4x4 tiles and Modge Podge, you can cut your page into sections to fit onto the tiles and then use the Modge Podge to adhere the coloring pages to the surface. Let them dry and add a little felt to the bottom, and you have St. Patrick's Day collage coasters from your coloring pages.
Another great way to make your St. Patrick's Day celebration unique is to wrap your cups in the coloring pages. This can add a fun aspect to your party decor. Just resize the images when printing so they fit properly.
More St. Patrick's Day Coloring Fun
Don't let the fun stop just because your child ran out of coloring pages! You can download more free, printable coloring sheets from these sites.
Activity Village has several cute coloring pages that feature a field of smiling clovers, a pot of gold, and leprechauns. They also have a St. Patrick's Day page that includes symbols traditionally associated with this holiday.
Apples 4 the Teacher
Apples 4 the Teacher offers many coloring pages you can download for free, but you must have Adobe Flash Player. Children can also color online using their computer mouse as a crayon. Designs include the Irish flag, the Celtic cross, and the Claddagh, among others. This site also offers extra resources to go along with these coloring pages.
Primary Games has about a dozen St. Patrick's Day coloring pages to download and decorate. The sheets include little leprechauns, a pot of gold, rainbows, and more!
Best known for their colorful crayon selection, it is no surprise that this art supply giant has a collection of St. Patrick's Day coloring sheets for kids to try! Crayola even offers a leprechaun page that allows kids to design their own version of the face of this supernatural man.
This famous greeting card company strives to make every occasion a special one! That's why they offer a handful of free St. Patrick's Day coloring pages for kids to adorn with emerald and gold hues. They even have dancing puppy and kitten sheets!
Coloring Fun and More
St. Patrick's Day is a fun theme for coloring creativity, as well as learning about other regions and cultures. However, don't stop with St. Patrick's Day! Try out coloring pages for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter as well!