Get some luck of the Irish with these shamrock crafts for kids. Don’t forget your green on St Patrick’s day by making your own shamrock.
Of course shamrocks are not complete without a leprechaun or two running around. So be sure to try out some of the leprechaun crafts as well.
You can add fun rainbow designs to your shamrocks. Make them a four leaf clover (for good luck) or use a 3 leaf clover design.
Be sure to have plenty of green paint, markers, crayons and paper on hand for these kids craft ideas.
Shamrock Craft #1 Foil Art
This one looks really neat when it’s done. It does require permanent markers so have the kids wear old clothes just in case.
- Piece of cardboard
- Permanent Markers or Paint
- Shamrock Template
- Elmers glue
How to Make a Shamrock Foil Painting
Step 1: Cover a piece of cardboard with foil. Secure it in place by folding the edge over and taping it to the back.
Step 2:Use a shamrock template (you can use one of these here) and place it on the foil.
Step 3:Using the elmer’s glue, trace around the shamrock.
Step 4:Place your yarn on the glue to form the outline of the shamrock.
Step 5:Now make several other designs using the glue and yarn all around the shamrock.
Step 6:Once the glue is dry and the yarn is in place, use your markers to color your painting. Use green for the shamrock and any other colors for the remaining painting.
The crinkles in the foil will give this shamrock painting a special look. You can glue some string on the back for hanging or glue on a picture hanger.
Shamrock Craft #2
Lacing Shamrock Project
Lacing projects are a fun project for older kids. The younger ones will have a tougher time trying to thread the needle in and out of the small holes. So adults may have to help if a younger child wants to give this a try.
- Shamrock Template
- Plastic Lacing Sheet
- Yarn (green, red, blue and yellow)
- Darning Needle
How to Make a Laced Shamrock
Step 1:Cut out your shamrock template and trace the outline on your plastic lacing sheet.
Step 2:Using green yarn, lace the outline of the shamrock for 3 to 4 rows.
Step 3:Now trace a rainbow inside the shamrock (creating 3 different stripes to the rainbow).
Step 4:Lace the rainbow using the blue, red and yellow yarn (or your choice of colors).
Step 5:Now complete the shamrock with the green yarn.
Step 6:Cut the excess lacing sheet so that you have a smaller square. Simply hang this on the wall or in a window.
As an option, you can lace the entire plastic sheet with more yarn so that the shamrock is framed in the middle of your lacing project.
Instead of giving flowers to someone this St. Patrick’s day, give them a bouquet of shamrocks.
- 2 or 3 Different Shamrock templates
- 2 or 3 Different Green colored Craft Foam
- Green Craft Sticks or Green Straws
- Empty Peanuts Can
- Colored Construction Paper
- Floral Foam
- Hot Glue
How to Make a Bouquet of Shamrocks
Step 1:Cut out several shamrocks using the templates and green craft foam.
Optional: Add some glitter glue to the shamrocks for a funner and shinier look.
Step 2:Cover your peanut can with several different strips of colored construction paper. This will give the flower container a cute rainbow look.
Step 3:Place the floral foam inside the can. Now stick the ends of the craft sticks in the foam to make your bouquet.
Tip: Push the shamrocks in front down further so that you can see the shamrocks in the back as well.
There you have it. A cute bouquet of shamrocks to help decorate your house for St Patrick’s Day.
Shamrock Craft #4
Coffee Filter Shamrock Pin
Can’t find something green to wear for St. Patty’s Day? No worries. Use this kids craft idea for your somthing green.
- 3 or 4 coffee filters
- Blue, yellow and green food coloring
- Safety Pin
- 1/2 Green Pipe Cleaner
How to Make a Shamrock Pin
Step 1: Fold each coffee filter into a triangle shape. Use 3 for a three leaf clover and four if you want a 4 leaf shamrock. Cut each filter into a heart (or shamrock) shape.
Step 2: Mix yellow, blue and green food coloring into 3 different containers.
Tip: You can just use green only or yellow and blue only. The yellow and blue will blend together to make green. Using all three will give you slightly different shades of green in your shamrock.
Step 3: Place the folded coffee filters on the table. With a straw or eye dropper, begin dropping the different colored water on the filter. The color will spread.
Step 4: Let the filters completely dry (about 24 hours).
Step 5: Punch a hole through all three filters at the pointed end. Place a green pipe cleaner through the hole and fold back to hold in place.
Step 6: Place a saftey pin in the back and you are ready to wear your green for St. Patrick’s Day.
For some added fun and color, add some green glitter glue to outline the leafy look of your shamrock.
Shamrock Craft #5
Craft Foam Painting
This is a fun way for kids to paint on their shamrock and create a unique picture
- Craft Foam
- Shamrock Templates
- White Construction Paper
- Green paints (you can add some yellows and blues as well)
How to Make a Shamrock Foam Art Painting
Step 1: Cut out your shamrock templates on craft foam.
You can use these shamrock templates.
Step 2: Paint the edges of the shamrock with green paint.
Step 3: Press the shamrock onto the paper. Decorate your shamrock with different designs and colors.
Step 4: Repeat these steps with more shamrocks overlapping to give it a unique look.
Step 5: Let dry and hang on your wall to show off your luck of the Irish.
This is a really fun and easy craft for kids. It can be a bit messy but that’s half the fun.