I love the month of March as we start to see a glimmer of Spring try to peak out from behind the cold and dark of winter. These March crafts for kids include themes like rainbows, St. Patrick’s Day, and the change in weather. Even though March doesn’t include any of the “big” holidays, there’s always lots to celebrate and appreciate any month of the year. Enjoy March with crafting!
You already know about some of the things that happen in March, but we’re also going to include a few crafts for the lesser known holidays…like Pi Day (3/14), Earth Day (on the Vernal Equinox), National Puppy Day, and National Panda Day. And I’ll throw in a few bonuses at the end for what is celebrated for the entire month, inlcuding national frozen food month and music in our schools month. And, it just so happens that March is also National Craft Month. Yay!
For a list of all the celebrations that take part in March, check out this article by Holiday Insights.
Celebrate March with This These Beautiful Paper Plate Bird Crafts. One of the unique holidays in March is “World Sparrow Day”.
Fun Facts about March
- In the US, March is a great month for basketball, with “March Madness” running from March 14 to April 5 in the NCAA.
- March comes from the Latin word Martius (aka Mars), the Roman god of war.
- There are lots of special days in March, including Pi Day on the 14, St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th and the Vernol Equinox (which gives a near equal split of day and night) on the 20th.
- You may have also heard to “Beward the Ides of March” which falls on the 15th.
For more interesting information about the month of March, check out this article from Almanac.
Combine Reading with Crafting
The best way that I can think of to elevate crafting is to combine it with reading a good book. Here are some of our favorite March themed books for kids…
CRAFT SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
All of the crafts that you see here (and all over this site) use the same master list of craft supplies…just 27 basic items that fit into one bag. We stick to these staple craft supplies so you don’t miss out on crafting time with your kids. When you find yourself with a few spare moments, you’re ready to go…no running out to the store because you missing a key “ingredient”. So…what are you waiting for? Fill your bag and craft along! It’s time to make some memories.
Save these Easy Crafts for Kids for later. Pin them to your favorite Pinterest board…
March Crafts for Kids
This simple pot of gold craft is a paper plate pouch that can hold all of your small treasured possessions. There’s also a free printable that includes a collection of St. Patrick’s Day themed decorations to choose from for the front of the pot. You’ll find the full tutorial HERE.
This simple St. Patrick’s Day craft starts with a simple paper lunch bag and turns into a 3D pot of gold, rainbow included. Read the full tutorial HERE.
This set of St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages are the perfect grab and go creative activity for kids of any age. Download for free and print as many as you want. Download the coloring pages HERE.
This clover craft leaves lots of room for creativity. Just cut the simple clovers from the free template and decorate them however you want from the supplies in y our bag. We used pompoms, markers, crayons, washi tape, beads and more. Read the full tutorial HERE.
What would March be with a few rainbows? They are what lead to the pot of gold and are a sign of better weather heading our way. This adorable rainbow mask comes with a free template. See the full craft tutorial HERE.
I’m sure you’re heard the saying “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. This printable craft starts as a lion but then turns into a lamb when you add the fluffy cotton balls. It’s a great sensory activity too. Read the full tutorial HERE.
You never know what to expect from the weather in March. It goes from snow to sleet to rain to sunshine…and sometimes all within the same day. These weather bookmarks are a great way to talk about how weather affects us and to celebrate the Vernal Equinox on 3/20 each year. Read the full tutorial HERE.
This adorable rainbow and cloud craft is another way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or the weather changes that happen in March. Read the full craft tutorial HERE.
I am a big fan of lacing crafts. They are perfect for practicing fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Add a washi tape rainbow to your cloud in this easy paper plate craft. Read the full tutorial HERE.
Earth Day should be celebrated every day, but we specifically celebrate it in March on the Vernal Equinox, March 20. This paper chain activities give you lots of ideas for helping our children cherish the planet that we call home. Get the full list of ideas HERE.
Here’s another craft to use when celebrating Earth Day this year. Turn a simple paper plate into the world with some tissue paper squares and then add the pompom heart to show your love. Read the full tutorial HERE.
The mathematical number for Pi is 3.14. That’s why on March 14 each year we celebrate “Pi” day. Though, of course, our crafts will actually be “pie”. See the full tutorial HERE.
Make this paper plate pumpkin pie craft in celebration of “Pi Day” on 3/14. See the full tutorial HERE.
These food crafts could be used to celebrate the little known March holiday of “National Frozen Food Day”. Get the full tutorial HERE.
These adorable paper bag dog crafts are the perfect craft to use when celebrating the March holiday of “National Puppy Day”. There are 4 unique free puppy templates to choose from…or create your own. Get the full tutorial and free templates HERE.
This sweet puppy craft can also be used to celebrate “National Puppy Day” which happens in March each year. There’s a small string in the back that, when pulled, makes his ears wiggle. Get the full tutorial HERE.
Did you know that there’s a “National Pig Day”? There is, and it happens in March. Making this adorable paper plate pig (with free template) is the perfect way to celebrate one of our favorite animals. Get the full tutorial and free template HERE.
I remember celebrating “Johnny Appleseed Day” every year in school. It’s a fun March holiday that can lead to great discussions about how we can best care for the land and the gifts we are given by giving back. These apple crafts are the perfect addition to the celebration. Get the full tutorial and free template HERE.
This simple and fun paint squish craft is just right for including in a lesson about butterflies. March includes the holiday “Learn About Butterflies Day”. Read the full tutorial HERE.
And another of the lesser known holidays in March includes “National Panda Day”. This newspaper panda craft fits the bill. Read the full tutorial HERE.
In honor of March being “Music in our Schools Month”, create some DIY musical instruments and make some music. We’ll teach you how to make 2 kinds of percussion instruments, including this rattle drum. Read the full tutorial HERE.
Now you’re ready to craft away all month long. There are no shortage of ideas for the month of March for fun and easy crafts for kids on this list. Make one or make them all. It’s totally up to you. But, whatever you do, be sure to get some crafting with your kids in this month. You’ll be so glad that you did.
Celebrate Your Name Week
Here’s a little bonus for you…the first week of March is know as celebrate your name week, and we have just the thing…This collection of name crafts includes 15 name crafts (plus 2 bonus crafts). It’s the perfect way to kick off the month.