St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Arts and Crafts 🌈 Easy 🌈 Pop Up Card

St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts

If you’ve been to a card store lately, you know how expensive they can be. So why spend $5 or $7 on a pop up card, when this St. Patrick’s Day craft is so easy to make?

I’ve included photos and step by step instructions. It really can be done by any age group or ability. The finished product looks like it was hard to make, but it’s easy.

st patricks day arts and crafts popup card for preschoolers to make

I’ve also included the printable templates you need to make this adorable popup card for St. Patrick’s Day.

How to Make this St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Step 1-

Gather the supplies and print out the PDF templates. Here are the templates.


Cut out the elements from the template.

Step 2-Start gluing the pieces of the rainbow together. For some students, this may require assistance.

Step 3-Finish gluing the pieces for the rainbow (large to small).Β 

Step 4- Prepare your card according to the size of the elements.

Step 5-Cut and fold the closed side of the card according to the β€œcard template”

Step 6-Push the folded part inwards the card.

Step 7-Fold the rainbow in half.

Step 8-This is how the card looks from the inside.

Step 9-Glue the folded rainbow on the pop socket.Β 

Step 10-Take the gold coins and the black pot.

Step 11-Draw dollar signs on the coins.

Step 12-Then, glue the coins with the pot.

Step 13-Glue the gold coins pot near the rainbow.

Step 14-Glue the shamrock leaves inside the card.

Step 15-Select a back cover for your card.

Step 16-Glue the cover with the card.

Step 17-Decorate the card with colorful circular punched papers.

Variations on This Rainbow Craft

Obviously it’s the pot of gold that makes this craft more Irish or inline with St. Patrick’s Day. While it’s not on the pdf templates that are included, you could do clouds or hearts or a sun instead of a pot of gold. That would give you a few variations so that it could be used for something other than St. Patrick’s Day.

Good luck and have fun!

  • Fine Motor Skills-Games, crafts and coloring activities are a great way to use and practice a child’s fine motor skills.
  • Speech and Language– Many parents seek out a language-rich environment for their child. Any activity can be an opportunity to use and repeat new words and language, mimicking sounds, new vocalizations and articulations.
  • Executive Functioning Skills– Depending on the game or activity, it can be an opportunity to practice executive functions such as working memory, sequencing, following directions, task initiation and more.
  • Handwriting and Fluency- This piggybacks onto the language skills a child needs, but with worksheets, coloring pages and games, they can be a low-risk opportunity to practice handwriting and fluency.
  • Practicing Previously Acquired Skills-Applying already acquired skills across all environments, bring the classroom teaching into the real world.
  • Sensory-Textures, sounds, taste, vestibular, interoception, anything!
  • Social Awareness-Practice traditional social skills in a safe environment, such as: joint attention, taking turns, reciprocating conversation, waiting politely, and more.
  • Gross Motor-If you’re in a new place, practice walking across uneven surfaces, new surfaces, inclines & declines, stairs, or increasing endurance.

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