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5 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts You Can Eat

Colorful St. Patrick's Day decorations on a table.
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Making crafts with your kiddos is a great way to celebrate any holiday. These St. Patrick’s Day crafts are extra special because they’re edible! Never has crafting been so fulfilling—and tasty.

Go ahead and make extras to hand out to classmates, teachers, family, and friends. Don’t forget to stash one or two for yourself—your taste buds will thank you.

Mini Pots of Gold

These little pots of gold (aka candy!) can be used as decorative table settings or even strategically hidden around the house—giving your kids a fun activity to do while you’re cooking dinner.

You can pack away the pots after all the candy is gobbled up, giving you an easy decoration to pull out next year.

Here’s what you need:

  • Terra cotta pots: We suggest small pots, but you can get bigger ones to use as a main centerpiece (the bigger the pot = more candy!).
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Pipe cleaners: Make sure to get an assortment of rainbow colors to complete the look.
  • Scissors
  • Gold wrapped candies: Anything with a gold wrapper will do. Gold Hershey kisses or Rollos are some popular options.

Read the full instructions at Make and Takes.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Colorful cupcakes, decorated with white frosting and sprinkles.
Running with Glitter

Hosting a St. Patty’s Day party? Or do you need to bring dessert for your child’s classroom? Rainbow cupcakes are the way to go! They are super tasty and easy to make—plus the vibrant rainbow colors will really wow both kids and adults.

Here’s what you need:

Read the full instructions at Running with Glitter.

Chocolate-Filled Leprechaun Hats

If you need another excuse to consume copious amounts of chocolate, then we suggest making these adorable hats. They’re perfect party favors or gifts.

Because these hats are really just decorated snack bowls, you can use them for anything—chips, salsa, you name it. They’re an essential for any St. Patrick’s Day party.

Here’s what you need:

Read the full instructions at Canadian Living.

Rainbow Fruit Trays

This is a creative way to combine healthy fruit along with marshmallows and chocolates. Indulging is all about balance, right?

You can make this for dessert, or bring it along to any St. Patrick’s Day party. The final look is really stunning so make sure to take a pic before people start digging in.

Here’s what you need:

  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple chunks: Canned or fresh will work!
  • Grapes: Get both green and purple grapes.
  • Blueberries
  • Bag of Rollo chocolates
  • Mini marshmallows
  • A round serving platter

Read the full instructions at The It Mom.

Lucky Candy Bags

A cookie craft with green pom poms attached.
Larissa Another Day

Don’t have a ton of time to devote to crafting? We suggest whipping up these quick and easy candy bags. You can fill the small cellophane bags with whatever—cookies, gold-wrapped candies, even chocolate Shamrocks! Yum.

Looking for a more eco-friendly option? Try these cloth drawstring bags—they even come in green!

Complete the project with a hand-made card or these teacher appreciation tags.

Read the full instructions at Larissa Another Day.


All of these crafts are easy and fun to make. Don’t be afraid to experiment, adding different treats or extra chocolate. You can’t really mess up because who doesn’t appreciate a craft you can eat?

Jill Chafin Jill Chafin
Jill Chafin is a freelance writer, aerialist, dancer, food enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, and mama, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Read Full Bio »

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