Super Shamrock Crafts for Kids

Saint Patrick's Day is nearly here, and what better way to celebrate than by making some fun shamrock crafts with the kids? Have fun scrolling through this list of fun four leaf clover and super shamrock crafts for kids.

Shamrock Crafts

Not only are shamrocks beautiful, but they're one of the most popular symbols associated with St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. While legend has it he used the clover to teach about the Trinity, it's also associated with good luck now. 

If you're looking for some fantastic shamrock and four-leaf clover crafts, look no further. From shamrock paintings to clover paper projects, you'll find something for kids of all ages in this list. 

You might also like to take a look at our list of St Patrick's Days Crafts for Preschoolers and our list of Leprechaun Crafts

Shamrock crafts for kids

23 Super Fun Shamrock Crafts for Kids

Shamrock Slime

Stretchy, slimy, and fun is how we'll describe this gorgeous green shamrock slime for St. Patrick's Day. It's full of shamrock confetti, gold dots, and green glitter for a sparkly, squishy slime that's fun to look at and play with.

Shamrock slime


Shamrock Wand

Pretend you're a magical being (like a leprechaun) while wielding this beautiful and festive wand shamrock craft. Wave it through the air while pretending to turn everything into rainbows and gold. What a fun way to squeeze in some movement while crafting!

Shamrock wand craft


Shamrock Paper Wreath

Make something decorative to put on the door or wall, like a shamrock paper wreath craft. We've provided an easy printable template to take the guess work out of this project. Squeezing and crumpling paper is excellent fine motor practice—time to strengthen those little hands and fingers!

Shamrock paper wreath craft


Bubble Wrap Shamrock

This multimedia bubble wrap shamrock craft needs to be on your project list for March! With glitter, sparkles, buttons, and bubble-wrap painting all in one activity, it's sure to keep the kids engaged. Use our printable template and then follow the step-by-step directions to make your own sparkly shamrock.

bubble wrap shamrock craft


Shamrock Printing

Try shamrock printing with peppers for a fun take on stamping. Bell peppers are the perfect shape for making shamrock stamps—isn't that neat? Toddlers and preschoolers will love how easy it is to make a page full of these lucky charms in no time.

shamrock printing with peppers craft


Four-Leaf Clover Canvas

Add to your annual St. Patrick's Day décor with one of these simple shamrock canvases. They're so easy to make using Q-Tips, paint, and a brown fine-tip marker. Another cute option is to let the kids use their fingerprints to make the leaves of the shamrock.

four leaf clover shamrock craft for kids


St. Patrick's Day Cut and Color Notes

Spread some luck and cheer on St. Paddy's Day with these cut and color notes featuring a leprechaun and shamrock. We have versions that read, "I'm lucky to have you," or "You're my lucky charm," as well as a blank shamrock for kids to write their own special messages.

Shamrock coloring page


More Shamrock Arts & Crafts for Kids

Shamrock Crafts for Kids

Crayon Resist Watercolor Shamrocks

These watercolor resist shamrocks are gorgeous. They'll make a great addition to the wall or a frame for March. Use the printable template to draw the perfect shamrock in white crayon. Then, color over the page with beautiful watercolor paints to create a rainbow or tie-dye effect.

watercolour resist shamrock craft for kids


Fingerprint Shamrock Mug

Surprise parents or grandparents with a keepsake fingerprint shamrock coffee mug. This craft by Non-Toy Gifts is sure to put a smile on someone's face. Of course, the kids can keep their mugs for themselves, too. A cup of green hot chocolate with loads of Lucky Charms marshmallows is the perfect thing for St. Patrick's Day.

fingerprint shamrock mug craft


Rainbow Shamrock String Art

Practice threading with this rainbow shamrock string art project from Hello, Wonderful. Work on fine motor skills while creating a wall-worthy piece of St. Patrick's Day art. Use lots of different colors or a skein of rainbow yarn so you can avoid cutting and starting again and again.

rainbow shamrock string art


Scrunchy Shamrock Art

Here's another terrific project for kids to practice paper scrunching to build their hand muscles and finger dexterity. Use the printable shamrock template and lots of green tissue paper to make a fluffy piece of scrunchy shamrock art. Using various shades of green tissue paper looks great, but it's okay if you only have one shade.

tissue paper shamrock craft


Shamrock Puppet

This adorable shamrock puppet hides inside a colorful rainbow cup. Push up on the craft stick to make him pop up with his cheery smile. It's a terrific craft for storytelling.

shamrock puppet craft for kids


Shamrock Photo Craft

Preserve photos of your children or students with this fantastic, fun shamrock photo craft from Simple Everyday Mom. The green pom-poms really make this project pop and give it some dimension, but if you're doing this with a group of students, you can eliminate the pom-poms.

photo shamrock craft for kids


Fingerprint Shamrock Craft

Use fingerprints to fill in a shamrock template with various shades of green paint. Not only will it look fantastic on the fridge, but this fingerprint shamrock from Easy Peasy and Fun will make a delightful addition to the scrapbook. You'll love looking back on those tiny fingerprints in later years.

fingerprint shamrock craft


Shamrock Good Luck Charm Necklace

Make a good luck charm necklace like this one from Handmade Charlotte to wear for St. Patrick's Day. You don't want to get pinched, after all! The jingle bells are a nice touch for a party or parade, but leave them off if your child is making this craft to wear to school.

shamrock necklace craft


Shamrock Marshmallow Painting

Painting with new materials—like marshmallows—is so exciting! With this shamrock marshmallow painting from The Simple Parent, you'll use a simple shamrock template that'll serve as the white space while you stamp green and white prints all around the perimeter. When you're done, you have a shamrock outline.

shamrock marshmallow painting - shamrock craft


Kindness Clovers

Teach kids to spread kindness from an early age by making it fun and engaging to do so. These printable kindness clovers from Artsy Momma are just what you need to brighten someone's day. Write a friendly message on each clover, and pass them out to classmates, friends, teachers, or even strangers (with an adult's help). 

kindness clover craft for kids


Lucky Footprint 4 Leaf Clover

We've listed a couple of handprint keepsakes on this list, but how about those tiny little tootsies? Your child's footprints will look cute as can be with this footprint four-leaf clover from Fun Handprint Art. 

footprint four leaf clover craft


Shamrock Man

Use construction paper and googly eyes to make this friendly little shamrock man from Crafts by Amanda to play with on St. Paddy's Day. He's so adorable and easy to put together. Add a jumbo craft stick or paint stick to the back to hold on to while you make him dance around.

shamrock man - shamrock craft for kids


Cubist Clover Art

Learn about abstract art with this cubist clover from Woo Jr. that's inspired by the Irish painter Mary Swanzy. One of her styles was cubism, which breaks subjects up into different shapes and angles to create a picture. 

cubist clover art shamrock craft


Shamrock Suncatcher

Use melted beads to make a shamrock suncatcher that'll sparkle in the sunlight when hung near a window. You'll want to bring these cute decorations from Craft Play Learn out every year! 

Shamrock suncatcher craft


Handprint Shamrock

Turn sweet handprints into a lovely decoration for St. Patrick's Day. This handprint shamrock from The Inspiration Edit is a wonderful project for siblings to work on together and parents can add handprints, too. 

Handprint shamrock craft for kids


Shamrock Leprechaun

Finally, we'll end this list with the cutest little mashup. It's a shamrock and leprechaun combined... a shamrock wearing a leprechaun hat! This craft from Simple Everyday Mom is good for the classroom because all you need is paper, scissors, and glue.  

leprechaun shamrock craft

We hope you enjoyed this roundup of shamrock crafts for kids! If you’re looking for even more St. Patrick’s Day fun, be sure to check out our other St Patricks Day themed posts. And don’t forget to pin this post so you can find it again later. Happy crafting!

Shamrock craft ideas for kids

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