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    Handprint Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Craft

    Handprint Rainbow St. Patrick's Day Craft

    Making handprint crafts for the holidays is a great way to celebrate with a young child while making a priceless keepsake. For St. Patrick’s Day, make a fun handprint rainbow complete with a pot of gold.


    • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and gold nontoxic paint
    • Blank paper
    • Paper plate
    • Cotton ball
    • Cotton swab or paintbrush


    1. Pour some red paint onto the paper plate.
    2. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of paint on the palm of your child’s hand.
    3. Press the red handprint onto the paper starting on the left side.
    4. Wash the paint off your child’s hand.
    5. Repeat the first four steps with the orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple paint. The palm prints will form a rainbow.
    6. Use the black paint to create a black pot under the purple handprint.
    7. Use the gold paint to create gold coins in the pot.

    A rainbow handprint is a fun craft to make with a toddler for St. Patrick’s Day. At first, my toddler daughter was not too fond of the paint on her palm. However, by the time of the green handprint, she no longer cried when I put the paint on her hand. She also really enjoyed playing in the running water as I washed her hands.

    Rainbow Acrylic Paint Red Paint on a Paper Plate

    Red Handprint Orange Handprint

    Yellow Handprint Green Handprint

    Blue Handprint Purple Handprint

    Painting a Black Pot Painting a Pot of Gold

    St. Patrick's Day Handprint Rainbow

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and happy crafting!

    For more St. Patrick’s Day crafts, try my Footprint Four-leaf Clover St. Patrick’s Day Toddler Craft, Handprint Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Toddler Craft, Handprint Four-Leaf Clover Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Craft, Shamrock Paper Plate Wreath, Pot of Gold Rainbow Paper Plate Craft, and Burlap and Ribbon St. Patrick’s Day Wreath Craft.

    Image Credits

    Handprint Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Rainbow Acrylic Paint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Red Paint on a Paper Plate © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Red Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Orange Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Yellow Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Green Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Blue Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Purple Handprint © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Painting a Black Pot © 2013 Heather Johnson
    Painting a Pot of Gold © 2013 Heather Johnson
    St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Rainbow © 2013 Heather Johnson

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