20 Easy & Exciting St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Seniors!

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St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it and now is a great time to start thinking about how you want to celebrate the luck of the Irish.

If you have someone elderly in your life, or you are a senior yourself and are looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a craft!

There are so many great crafts for senior citizens to do at this time of year that can be fun decor for your space or something fun to do to spend the day.

Here are 20 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Seniors.

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20 Great St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Seniors

1. Apple Shamrock Stamp Craft

Half an apple and green paint make a shamrock stamp to make things extra lucky on  St. Patrick’s Day!

Apple Shamrock Stamp Craft
Credit: craftymorning

2. Pot Of Gold & Rainbow Craft

There’s gold at the end of this rainbow made from pipe cleaners and card stocks! Now, who says fun is for kids alone?

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3. How to Make a Paper Shamrock

A glue gun, scissors, string, and scrapbook paper are all you need to make these pretty shamrock decors to get your place ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

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4. Rainbow Pot of Gold Craft Idea

One of the many uses of cardstock to make your senior’s home lively and colorful during this special day.

5. St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jar Craft

It’s the next best thing to a pot of gold when you have a mason jar filled with gold chocolate coins.

6. Pot O’ Gold Candy Bag

Download this template to create your pat and fill them with candy. They may not be gold but we’re pretty sure your seniors won’t complain about that.

7. Paper Quilled Shamrock Craft

Paper quilling is a simple, yet fulfilling, craft that seniors can do to create pretty decors, including this shamrock that is sure to be a hit on St. Patrick’s Day. 

8. Leprechaun Hat St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Use green paper cups and fill them up with treats to create cute leprechaun hats for their St. Patrick’s Day Party. (Leprechauns optional.)

9. How to Make a Shamrock Wreath

A wire wreath frame that can be purchased in craft stores and green fabric with different designs are all you need to make this lovely wreath to add an extra homey feel for St. Patrick’s Day.

10. St. Patrick’s Day Treat Leprechaun Hat

It’s not just a leprechaun hat. It’s a hat made using jello cups! If you can’t get the gold, then you might as well get the snack.

11. Cupcake Liner 4 Leaf Clover Craft

Who says that cupcake liners are for baking alone? Use these white liners and paint them green to create 4-leaf clovers that might bring you extra luck on St. Patrick’s Day.

12. Leprechaun Craft

Leprechauns are hard to catch, but they aren’t hard to make using paper plates and card stocks.

13. Ombre Fringe St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Having a Cricut is great for creating this felt wreath. But even without a Cricut, you can create the cutout using the downloadable template and color it in different shades of green.

14. No-Sew Shamrock Pin

Felt paper, pin backs, and glue are all you need to create these cute shamrock pins that you can pass around for folks to wear on St. Patrick’s Day.

No-Sew Shamrock Pin
Credit: anightowlblog

15. Rainbow Mason Jar Treats

Mason jars filled with rainbow-colored treats and spruced up with a green ribbon are enough to add cheer on St. Patrick’s Day.

16. Shamrock Men

Toilet paper rolls, construction paper, googly eyes, scissors, and glue. These are simple things to create shamrock men that can add life to your dinner table on St. Patrick’s day.

17. St Patrick’s Day Clothesline Art

Green cutouts with gold glitters hung on a clothesline add a festive touch to this day.

18. Super Cute Rainbow Handprint Craft

It is a fun project that brings you back to childhood. Use rainbow colors to make a handprint background for a pot filled with gold.

19. Paper Quilled Shamrock Cards

Shamrock paper quills highlight these St. Patrick’s Day cards to give to your friends and loved ones.

20. Shamrock Art Project

Straw blowing or sponge painting is perfect for coloring these shamrocks in green which you can use to decorate other projects like cards St. Patrick’s Day decors.

In Conclusion

St. Patrick’s Day is a day of luck and fun. All these and more not only for the young but also for the young at heart.

And doing these St. Patrick crafts will not only cheer everybody up, but crafting is known to help decrease stress and anxiety [1].

So try out one or two crafts and share your experience in the comment section.


  • 1. The Surprising Mental Health Benefits of DIY Gifts [Internet]. Healthline. 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 17]. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/health/diy-gifts-that-double-as-mental-health-boosts#benefits

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts for seniors? Let us know below!

About Author

Lilian Wamaitha is a passionate writer and avid cyclist with over 4 years of experience in blogging. As a lifelong learner, she is driven by her curiosity to discover and learn new things. This curiosity and passion eventually sparked a love for the senior writing niche. She has written countless articles to help seniors find their footing in this world through healthy and holistic living. She’s passionate about seeing the seniors in society live a more fulfilling life to the end. Follow her on LINKEDIN. Read her LATEST POSTS. Learn more about her HERE.

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