With St Patrick’s Day celebrations on a lot of people’s minds I thought it would be a good idea to share this super simple free shamrock template for you to download and use!
There’s loads of fun stuff for kids to learn about during St Patrick’s Day with leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold all featuring but I love shamrock activities and crafts as they can be so simple, making them especially accessible to younger children.
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Ready for St Patricks Day? This free printable shamrock template is perfect for encouraging a bit of creativity while you get ready for the celebrations!
This is a large shamrock template so it’s perfect for arts and crafts with kids, whether that’s coloring, using it as a stencil or trying out one of our ideas below.
Once you’ve grabbed the PDF you can print as many copies as you like, making it great for classroom use and in preschools too.
As well as sharing this free template today you’ll also find more ideas for St Patrick’s Day crafts and activities including a free rainbow themed game that’s great for colour and number recognition plus more free templates for kids crafts and some brilliant looking St Patrick’s Day books for kids to help your child get excited about the celebrations.
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Free Templates for St Patricks Day
We know how good it feels when you can get something that’s quick to set up for an easy craft with your kids so we’ve created a lot of free printables and templates to help make your life easier and make sure you can spend more time having fun with your child.
We always share ideas of ways to use each PDF file too to help get your imagination going!
If you like this shamrock template why not try out some more of our printables for kids- they’re all totally free for you to grab.
This leprechaun template has two different designs so you can color or decorate his face or add your own features.
There’s two designs too for our pot of gold printable PDF – we’d love to find these at the end of the rainbow!
St Patrick’s Day Books for Kids
St Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to share a story and encourage your child’s interest in Irish culture and folklore, and of course in the celebrations too!
These books that celebrate St Patrick’s Day all look great and would be fun to look through when you’ve finished your crafting.
- There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed A Clover by Lucille Colandro
- How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
- The Night Before St Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing
How Can I Decorate A Paper Shamrock?
Paints: You could use this shamrock template to make our foil painted shamrock craft.
Shamrock crafts: We’ve also shared three easy shamrock craft ideas made using this template with projects using paint, pom poms and paper depending on how much mess you fancy! I love the mosaic idea in this post which is great practice for using scissors and perfect if you have some scrap green construction paper or cardstock. I’ve shared a video to this page that shows it in action too.
Coloring: There’s nothing wrong with just grabbing some coloring pencils, crayons or markers, especially with younger children and this PDF works brilliantly as shamrock coloring pages. You can obviously make green shamrocks but if your child wants to grab some other colors too I don’t think it matters, after all if you can talk about it then it all helps with color recognition – right?!
Stickers: Use colored stickers for an activity that would be great for fine motor skills too.
Stamping: Make big coloured dots on your shamrock using bingo daubers. This is a fun way to decoate for kids of all ages as the daubers are normally quite big so they’re good for little hands.
Make Decorations: If you’ve decorated your shamrock make sure you put it up to display your craft projects! These would look great on a bulletin board in a classroom or you could cut the shamrocks out and use them to make a little banner by using tape and yarn or bakers twine to hold them together.
More Free St Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids
Make sure that you check out our gorgeous St Patricks Day printable card. You can color in this 3D design and we think it would be perfect for putting a smile on someone’s face.
For some more hands on fun grab our free Roll A Rainbow playdough mat game to help teach your child colour and number recognition.
Grab our free template and make some easy rainbow crafts for kids.
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