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Rainbow Finger Paint St. Patrick’s Day Craft for kids

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This colorful St. Patrick’s day craft for kids is a fun project to try with young children.

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Crafting with Little Lady is one of my favorite things to do.  She is 4 and has enjoyed working alongside me for a couple of years now.  She has her hands in just about every project on this blog.  

Although her help is appreciated, I think we both enjoy it more when the project is just for her.  This week we got messy, learned about colors, and made a fun Rainbow Finger Paint St. Patrick’s Day Craft for kids.

St. Patrick's Day rainbow finger paint kids craft

This is such a simple concept, I gathered everything together and Little Lady led the show.

Here is what we used:

  • White paper – cardstock or thick construction paper will hold up better than copy paper.
  • Black pot cut from cardstock
  • Gold coins – these are lightweight foam covered in gold sparkles. They stick easily with glue.
  • Finger Paint
  • Paper Plate
  • Glue

We have 4 colors of finger paint so this was a nice opportunity to expand on what Little Lady is learning in Preschool and mix some colors.  I let her do some trial and error to come up with orange and purple for her rainbow.

Here’s an easy reference on color mixing

  • Red and yellow make orange
  • Yellow and blue make green
  • Blue and red make purple
Mixing finger paint

She dipped her finger into each paint color and dotted the colors on the paper. I had her create an arched rainbow with the colors. You can draw lines to follow with pencil as well.

Once the paint was dry, we glued on the black pot. Then Little Lady helped glue the gold coins to create the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

St. Patrick's Day finger paint rainbow and pot of gold craft

This simple St. Patrick’s day craft for kids was easy to make and lots of fun for a young child. She learned about color mixing, got to make her own rainbow, and assemble a pot of gold.

Rainbow pot of gold finger paint for St. Patrick's Day

Take a look at more craft ideas for this festive holiday.

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Tuesday 10th of March 2015

What a fun craft idea! And this is something my boys can totally do! Thanks for the great idea.

Kim @ This Ole Mom

Saturday 7th of March 2015

What an adorable craft! I love finger print crafts, they make a cute keepsake. Thanks for sharing. Pinning.

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