A Quick and Easy Shamrock Craft

Looking for a quick St. Patrick’s Day shamrock craft so easy that you can do it with kids from toddler to 5?

If you can draw, then make a big shamrock on a paintable piece of paper. If, like me, you can barely draw stick people, go to Google and search for a printable shamrock template. Print out one for each child on a fairly sturdy piece of paper.

Turn it over, with the shamrock shape facing down, and let your child paint the paper with anything that they choose, as long as it’s green. In this case, we used acrylic paint because I have an unreasonable hatred of tempera paint, and sponges because I haven’t packed them for the movers yet. We also used gold paint.

Here’s the underside:

When it’s dry, cut out the shamrock shape and let your child glue it onto the background of their choice.
Voilà! Art!

You could also do this as a spring rainbow craft if you don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day…cut the colour arcs out first and let them paint each one, then get them to glue the arcs in the right order onto a final background.

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Post Author: Erin Dean

9 thoughts on “A Quick and Easy Shamrock Craft


    (March 2, 2013 - 4:26 pm)

    Really cute and easy! Thanks for sharing.

    Sugar Aunts

    (March 3, 2013 - 1:45 am)

    These look like they were a lot of fun to make 🙂 I would love to invite you to link up at our Share It Saturday linky party. We have lots of creative ideas submitted each week and you would fit right in! http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/03/share-it-saturday-9-and-our-week-in.html

    Hope to see you there!

    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

    Deborah Alter-Rasche

    (March 4, 2013 - 6:05 am)

    The surprise of the end result would be really fun for the child to see. I’m featuring it this week on Learn with Play at home. Thanks for linking it to Tuesday Tots. Have a great day 🙂


    (March 4, 2013 - 10:03 am)

    That is cute and a great idea, thanks for sharing.

    Natasha SerenityYou

    (March 7, 2013 - 2:04 pm)

    easy and simple, just the way I like it. Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday Link Party

    Natasha @ http://www.serenityyou.com


    (March 9, 2013 - 12:05 am)

    Great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!


    (March 9, 2013 - 2:36 am)

    Pretty cute and super easy GREAT!!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

    Rebecca English

    (March 10, 2013 - 8:21 am)

    Whta a lovely shamrock – it looks so shiny.

    Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase.

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