Bring home a dose of good luck with these easy and fun Shamrock Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day! Time to get out all the green craft supplies!
And it’s not just the color that indicates what holiday is around the corner. You also start seeing rainbows, leprechauns, pots of gold and of course – shamrocks!
The shamrock or the clover is an official symbol of not just St. Patrick’s Day, but of Ireland as well. It is believed that St. Patrick used the three leaf clover as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity, and it soon became an integral part of the festival associated with his name. The word ‘shamrock’ is derived from the Irish word ‘seamróg‘ which means ‘young clover’.
The shamrock is now registered as a trademark by the Irish government. If you ever visit Ireland, you’ll find the shamrock practically everywhere and at all times – not just on St. Patrick’s Day! It’s part of many official emblems of organizations like the Irish postal service, police force and airlines. If you’re ready to create your own version of the Irish icon, it’s time to check out these fun and easy shamrock crafts for kids!
10 Easy and Fun Shamrock crafts for St Patrick’s Day
You can’t have St. Patrick’s Day without leprechauns, and Simple Everyday Mom combines these classic Irish icons into a single paper craft that’s super easy to make! We love the addition of the hat – looks super cute!
March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, and it is also known as Umbrella Month. If you’d like to celebrate both these observances, we’ve got the perfect craft for you in the form of this Popsicle stick project.
If you’re interested in decorating your home in line with St. Patrick’s Day, we recommend making a paper shamrock garland to hang in your room. Chicken Scratch NY shows us how to make some easy paper shamrocks that you can string together and create a garland of any size that you like.
We love art projects with a difference and this one from Projects with Kids is perfect for the season! The rainbow effect with the chalk pastels looks gorgeous on the black paper, and this would work well on a card or as a wall hanging.
This is a great idea for this season, especially since it’s getting sunnier and the light will shine beautifully through these sun catchers! The Best Ideas for Kids shows us how to go about making these shamrock sun catchers, and you can make them in green or multicolor.
Red Ted Art gives us a shamrock project that’s perfect for young kids to work on their concentration and fine motor skills. Wrapping the yarn around the shamrock is sure to keep them occupied for some time, so it’s perfect for your jumpy little preschooler!
Speaking of preschool crafts, this one from Simple Everyday Mom is ideal for young kids, especially s it doesn’t require too many materials. You can try sticking on jumbo googly eyes to make the shamrocks quirkier – the kids are sure to love them!
Did someone say Origami? You know we love anything to do with folding paper crafts, and that’s why this project from Design Improvised is one after our own hearts. They also explain how to create that fun vase by using paint and masking tape.
The easiest crafts for young kids are handprint crafts, and this one from The Inspiration Edit is ideal for St. Patrick’s Day. If you have more than one child, you can use everyone’s handprints to create a collaborative piece of shamrock art!
This project from Red Ted Art is ideal for quilling beginners because all you need are basic shapes, and the cardboard ensures that little irregularities stay hidden. This would look great on a card as well as on canvas so you can hang it on the wall.
Looks like you’re all set for St. Patrick’s Day this year! This list of shamrock crats features something for kids of all ages, as the youngest ones can try the handprint craft and the older ones can go for the Origami shamrocks. Don’t forget to check out all our other St. Patrick’s day posts, so you have enough and more crafts to do this season!