Painting is a great activity to do with kids 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. We’ve also got a free template that you can use for this craft.
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Easy Shamrock Craft for Kids
This shamrock craft is one that takes a few minutes to set up as you’ll need to draw or print a shamrock shape for it but the finished result is good fun and it’s always worth trying out a new activity with your kids.
As well as this craft I’m also sharing details of some more easy St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids as well as some fantastic looking St Patrick’s Day themed books so make sure you check those out too.
If you like this craft that I’m sharing today and don’t want to forget about it (and trust me as a mum I know I forget a LOT of stuff I meant to do!) then make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you have it to hand later when you need it. The instructions for this craft are also available to print.
Free Shamrock Template
As this is an older craft I originally did it by drawing and cutting out the shamrock shape free hand but to make life a little easier for you I’ve created a free shamrock template that you can download and print, it’s perfect for making this craft. We’ve also used this template to make some more shamrock crafts for kids so that you can try out lots of different techniques.
St Patrick’s Day Books for Kids
Need some inspiration for new stories to share with your child? We’ve got you covered with these fantastic looking books that are perfect for St Patrick’s Day.
- How To Catch A Leprechaun* by Adam Wallace
- The Night Before St Patrick’s Day* by Natasha Wing
- There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed A Clover* by Lucille Colandro
Foil Painted Shamrock Craft for Kids
- Reusable plate
- Coloured Card
- Free Shamrock Template
- Kitchen Foil
- Coloured Paints in Green, Yellow and Blue.
- Start by cutting a shamrock shape out of green card, I did mine freehand but you can also grab our free shamrock template to make this a bit easier. I also recommend using card rather than paper for this craft as it will hold a lot more paint before it goes soggy.
- Scrunch your kitchen foil up to make a shape that you can dab into the paint and paint with.
- On the plate place your green, blue and yellow paints. You can encourage your child to make green paint themselves 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. Using just the green paint is easier but it's fun to look at what different shades of green you can create with a bit of mixing.
- Dab the paint all over your shamrock shape using your foil until it is covered.
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.