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Transform your kid’s headphones for St. Patrick’s Day with my DIY lucky rainbows craft

Headphones decorated with paper rainbows and pot of gold

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by decorating your headphones with cheery paper rainbows, bright green shamrocks, and a lucky pot of gold! My lucky St. Patrick’s Day paper craft project features a DIY curved paper rainbow on the headband, a leprechaun’s treasure on the ear speaker, and festive shamrocks on the other ear speaker. It’s a cheery nod to Chicago’s favorite spring holiday, St. Patricks’s Day.

Elise wearing DIY rainbow headphones for St. Patrick's Day
Rainbow headphones craft idea for kids for St. Patrick's Day

Astrobrights asked me to come up with a fun kid’s craft idea for St. Patrick’s Day for them to share on the website and Astrobrights Instagram feed. Thanks so much to Astrobrights for sponsoring this project!

My kids are on their headphones a lot these days for remote school and online gaming with friends, so I thought it would be fun to decorate their headphones with bright Astrobrights paper. Remote teachers can get in on the fun by embellishing their own headphones for their online classes on Google Meets and Zoom.

Headphones decorated with paper rainbows and pot of gold
Kid wearing headphones decorated for St. Patrick's Day with rainbows and a pot of gold

Dress up for St. Patrick’s Day with cute rainbows

We live in Chicago where pretty much everyone goes all out for St. Patrick’s Day. I like to figure out cute handmade ways to celebrate. First, I added Astrobright’s colorful paper to the curved headband so that it looks like a rainbow.

Headphones decorated with paper rainbows

Then I added a paper shamrock onto one speaker ear and a paper pot of gold onto the other speaker ear. Keep reading to see how to get my free printable shamrock and pot of gold templates at

Paper shamrocks and pot of gold printable template
Elise wearing DIY rainbow headphones for St. Patrick's Day

See also: ‘Shrinky Dink necklaces and pins for St. Patrick’s Day’ »

Easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids

Making rainbow headphones is an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft activity for kids to make. You can make this craft the day before St. Patrick’s Day or rock the rainbow all week long. This fun St. Patrick’s Day craft idea takes just a few supplies that you probably already have at home: paper, tape, scissors. And the resulting rainbow is pretty cute. Grab the kids and decorate their headphones for a magical St. Patrick’s Day!

Elise wearing rainbow headphones. Copyright Merriment Design Co. Do not use without written permission.
Rainbow headphones St. Patrick's Day craft

(And thanks again to Astrobrights for their continued sponsorship support. I only work with brands that I actually use and love.)

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DIY crafts tutorial

Supplies for making my rainbow headphones St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids:

Supplies for making rainbow headphones St. Patrick's Day craft


Get my rainbow headphones template at

Visit to get my printable template and step-by-step tutorial for making this St. Patrick’s Day craft idea.

DIY crafts tutorial

Be sure to pin my rainbow headphones St. Patrick’s Day craft project for elementary kids and tweens:

DIY rainbow headphones craft idea for St. Patrick's Day

And see more craft projects that I’ve made for Astrobrights like my cute ice cream sunshine wreath, dinosaur birthday party, and pretend campfire with paper s’mores set.


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