Crafty Mom: Easy St. Patrick's Day crafts
Teach your child about shamrocks and the holiday by getting creative with these three simple crafts that use materials you probably have on hand!Posted — Updated
The three-leafed shamrock is the traditional symbol worn on St. Patrick’s Day.
- green paper
- paper for display
- child-safe scissors
- glue stick
Use a glue stick to attach the hearts to a separate piece of paper. The points of the hearts should all touch in the center so that the total shape resembles a shamrock.
Cut a stem for the shamrock from a piece of the scrap green paper. Glue it onto the bottom of the shamrock. I drew a stem for my son to cut out.
- washable green paint
- foam paint brush (optional)
Paint the child’s palm with washable green paint. I use a foam brush. Position the child’s hand onto the paper and press down. Try to lift straight up. Repeat 2 times to create a shamrock shape. Have your child finger-paint a stem on the shamrock.
- green stamp pad or washable green paint
- green colored pencil/marker, or a thin paintbrush
Press a pointer finger onto the stamp pad or lightly into the paint. Make 3 finger prints on the paper in a shamrock shape. Use a green colored pencil/marker, or thin paintbrush to add stems to the shamrocks.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!