Painting is all good and fun but sometimes it’s fun to use something other than a paintbrush! This easy shamrock craft for kids is perfect for little hands and you could also use it to help teach colour mixing.
Shamrock craft materials
Paint – green and / or yellow and blue
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Let’s make it!
This craft is a fun way to get creative using some different items to normal, if you wanted to use more items salvaged from the kitchen then you could make the shamrocks from cardboard cereal boxes. It’s also fun for kids to scrunch up the foil as it makes a good sound and has a very different feeling to a normal paintbrush.
Start by cutting a shamrock shape out of green card, I did mine freehand (after cutting out lots of hearts for Valentines Day it was surprisingly easy!) but if you’re worried yours won’t look right could always check for a template on Google. I also recommend using card rather than paper for this craft as it will hold a lot more paint before it goes soggy.
On the plate place either green paint or blue and yellow paint so that you can make green by mixing them, using a plate means that the paint is a lot easier to access (and less likely to get knocked over) than if you pop it into a pot. Scrunch up the foil and get painting!
More St Patrick’s Day Crafts
This colour mixing activity for St Patrick’s Day is great for teaching mark making or colour mixing too.
Or why not make our cute leprechaun craft using a paper doily.
Finally for more super simple ideas why not check out this round up of over 40 St Patricks Day activities for toddlers.