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, by printing these free, original coloring pages that reflect the traditions and folklore of this holiday.
Download Free St. Patrick's Day Pages
Leprechauns, lucky clover leaves, and Irish step dancing are popular elements of the St. Patrick's Day celebration, but there's more to it than that. As the legend goes, St. Patrick himself drove the snakes out of Ireland. The coloring pages below illustrate all of these themes. Just click on each image in order to download and print that page. If you need help downloading the printables, check out helpful Adobe tips.
Get Creative and Crafty
Now that you have the coloring pages, you can turn them into some fun holiday craft ideas. Whether you just want to decorate your classroom and give your kids a fun handmade gift demonstrating their creativity, try some of these DIY ideas for your pages.
St. Patrick's Day Boxes
If you have an old cardboard box or plastic box, you can use your coloring pages to make a fun keepsake box. This St. Patty's Day craft will just take a bit of glue and an old box. Cut the image out and paste directly onto the box or glue onto scrapbook paper or construction paper then add to the box top. If you want to seal your pages so they won't rip off, you can use Modge Podge or glue to coat the coloring page once it is adhered to the box.
St. Patty's Day Coasters
Original coloring page coasters make unique decorations for your St. Patrick's Day party. If you have some 4x4 tiles and some Modge Podge, you can cut your page into sections to fit on your tiles and use the Modge Podge to adhere the coloring page. Let it dry and add a little felt to the bottom, and you have St. Patrick's Day collage coasters of your coloring page.
Another way to make your St. Patrick's Day celebration unique is to wrap your cups in the coloring pages. This can add a great unique feel to your party. Just resize the images when printing so they fit properly.
More St. Patrick's Day Coloring Fun
The fun doesn't have to stop when your child finishes coloring the previous pages and St. Patrick's Day crafts. You can download more free, printable coloring pages from these sites.
Activity Village has a number of cute coloring pages. There's a field of smiling clovers, a pot of gold, several leprechaun pages, and 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 with these coloring pages.
Primary Games has about a dozen St. Patrick's Day pages to download and color. Pages include a little leprechaun on a clover leaf, dancing leprechauns, a pot of gold, and more.
Coloring Fun and More
St. Patrick's Day is a fun theme for coloring creativity, as well as learning about other regions and cultures. Coloring pages also help children develop fine motor skills, so let your child pick out a few pages and start coloring right away. However, don't stop with St. Patrick's Day, try out coloring pages for Halloween, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Christmas and Easter.