For some, St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural celebration that
recognizes the life and history of one of the most important figures in Ireland.
And for others, this holiday is simply a time to learn more about another culture
with our children, and have a wonderful time together.
But whatever you do with your kids this March 17th,
make sure to break out the arts and crafts supplies for a few shamrock crafts
for kids. And if you’re not sure where to start, try these seven simple St.
Patrick’s Day crafts with the little ones:
1. Shamrock Plates
For this great shamrock craft, you will need three regular
paper plates, green duct tape, and green markers. Have your children color the
plates green. Then, place them in a pyramid shape, with two on the bottom and
one on top (this shape should look like a shamrock). For the stem, secure the
plates together with a piece of green duct tape to finish this St. Patrick’s
2. Shamrock Straw
Grab a few green straws, some construction paper, and a pair
of scissors. Cut small three- or four-leaf clover shapes in the paper, and then
stick a straw through the very center of one. This shamrock craft for kids is
the perfect way to enjoy any green beverage.
3. Shamrock Cookies
All you need for this delicious treat is a batch of sugar
cookies and some green frosting. Once the cookies come out of the oven, have
your kids decorate the tops with different clover shapes – and you can even add
green sprinkles for effect!
4. Plant Your Own
This may not be a St. Patrick’s Day craft, but it’s a great
way to spread some living cheer in your house on this fun holiday. Pick up an
already growing clover plant at the local florist, and spend part of the day
planting it in a pot in your house.
5. Shamrock Cereal
If your children love cereal, try out this great shamrock
craft. Grab a box of their favorite kind (anything already colored green works
best), and spill some out onto a piece of construction paper. Then, have your little
ones the cereal pieces into a clover shape. You can secure the cereal down with
glue, or even with marshmallow spread for a deliciously edible treat!
6. Shamrock Outline
For this St. Patrick’s craft, you will need a pair of
scissors, two pieces of white construction paper, and some green paint. Cut out
a shamrock shape in one of the pieces of paper, and lay it down on top of the
other. Then, paint around the outline of the shamrock shape, making sure to
draw a thick and visible silhouette. When you remove the shamrock shape, you
should have a painted outline with a white interior. You can leave it blank, or
have your children decorate it with other supplies.
7. Foam Felt Shamrock
This is a great shamrock craft for kids that you can wear
for the whole day! Pick up a piece of green foam, three small green pom-poms,
and a pin fastener. Cut out a clover shape in the foam, and glue the pom-poms
to one side of it. One the other side, secure the pin fastener with glue – and
now you have a shamrock pin that your children will love!
Shamrocks for St.
This March 17th,
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with style. And to have a blast with your children,
try these seven fun shamrock crafts for kids to get in the spirit of the