Grab the kids, today we are making an easy Flag of Ireland craft. This Irish flag craft is so easy, it is appropriate for kids as young as toddlers, but so fun that older kids will want to make one too!
Making this easy flag with a collage technique is even easier than drawing the flag of Ireland.
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This simple kids activity teaches children about the flag of Ireland as well as colors, shapes, and math.
National Flag of Ireland
I love the simplicity of the National flag of Ireland. It is also called ‘the tricolour’ because it consists of three colors: green, white & orange.
We made the flag of Ireland with melted crayons last year and it inspired me to try something that would work easier in a classroom or with younger kids.
This year we combined math, sensory, and culture to make an Irish flag using shapes. The flag of Ireland is 1:2 proportionally so that weaved in a nice little intro math lesson right from the start.
The great part about this exercise is that you can make it as easy or as difficult as you need to make it depending on your child. For preschool kids, you can cut easy shapes to puzzle together.
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Kids Irish Flag Craft
Supplies – Irish Flag Craft for Kids
- 3 pieces of construction paper (green, white, and orange)
- Glue Stick or School Glue
- Foam brush if using school glue (optional)
Instructions – Irish Flag Craft for Kids
First, you will need to cut one-third of each of the orange and green sheets of construction paper. Set the larger pieces aside to use for anther project.
Next, using scissors have your kid cut out simple shapes from both the 1/3rd sheet of green construction paper and 1/3rd sheet of orange construction paper. This is great scissors practice for young kids. Toddlers may need some help with this step.
Now take the white piece of paper and carefully fold it over into thirds, but do not crease the folds too much because you’ll want the paper to lay flat in the end. Another idea is to lightly draw a line with a pencil dividing the white sheet of paper into thirds.
Time for gluing!
For this part we simply squeezed school glue onto the far right third space and then used the foam brush to spread it so our fingers wouldn’t get messy. The school glue can be washed out with water when the project is complete.
Let’s add the colorful pieces of paper. Let your kid use his or her creativity for this part. It’s not necessary to use every bit of the construction paper–we didn’t.
Repeat for the far left third space with green construction paper and the far right space, orange!
Finally, allow your Kids Irish Flag Craft to dry and then carefully cut off any pieces of construction paper hanging over the sides.
Display as part of your St. Patrick’s Day celebration or learning unit.
Wasn’t that fun?!
Irish Flag Craft Steps Illustrated
Hope you enjoyed this activity!
More St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids
Learning about the flag of Ireland can bring some meaning to St. Patrick’s Day for your child. We have more great St. Patrick’s Day activities to enjoy. After your are done making this kids Irish flag craft go on a St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt. Invite some friends for even more fun!
- St. Patrick’s Day Snack
- St. Patricks Day food for kids…and adults too!
- Host a simple & fun St Patrick’s day tea party with these green tea party ideas!
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- Make a green jello poke cake to celebrate…yum!
- Download & print this free leprechaun coloring page
- Make shamrock eggs which is the best St. Patricks breakfast idea!
- Oh the yummy…St. Patrick’s Day desserts you don’t want to miss!
- And make this copycat Shamrock shake which is the best St Patricks day shake!
- Need some green food ideas? So many fun things to eat!
- Check out the over 100 St Patrick’s Day printables for kids!
- We have all the best shamrock crafts for kids!
More Flag Craft Ideas for Kids
Did your kids enjoy this Irish flag craft? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!