How to Make a Paper Shamrock/Clover with paper | St. Patricks Day DIY Decoration – Easy Make

How to Make a Paper Shamrock/Clover with paper | St. Patricks Day DIY Decoration – Easy Make

Kids crafts are fun anytime of the year but during the holiday’s they just seem to have extra excitement for the kids. Although some holidays are more fun than others, all holidays have a special appeal and are a great time to try out some new craft ideas. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. So get out the green and rainbow colors and let’s have some fun with these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids.
 
Sun Catchers
 
Sun catchers are always a favorite for many different craft ideas. But during St. Patrick’s Day, these are the crafts for kids. That’s because the rainbow is a typical symbol for St. Patty’s Day. And of course a rainbow needs the sun to show off all the colors. Here are a couple of kids craft ideas for a rainbow sun catcher.
 
Sun Catcher Craft #1
 
Supplies

Large Plastic Lid (like from a tub of margarine or Ice Cream Container)
Colored Tissue Paper (in Rainbow Colors)
Elmer’s Glue

Directions

Spread the glue generously around the plastic lid. Don’t over do it as the thicker the glue the less sun will shine through.
Now tear small pieces of your first color and place it in the glue forming an arc for the rainbow.  Repeat with the other colors until your rainbow is complete.
Let the glue dry for at least 24 hours.  Then simply pop the rainbow craft out of the plastic lid.
Punch a hole in the top and thread it with string, yarn or ribbon for hanging. 

This rainbow kids craft idea will look great in your window and will “catch” the sun for a beautiful look.
 
Sun Catcher Craft #2
 
Supplies

Clear Contact Paper
Colored Streamers
Scissors

Shamrock Kids Craft Ideas
 
St. Patrick’s Day crafts would not be complete without a few shamrocks. These ideas can get you and your house green and bring you a bit of luck from the Irish.
 
Shamrock Craft #1
 
If you can’t find any green clothes for St. Patty’s Day, then make this simple shamrock pin for your green.
 
Supplies 

Green Construction Paper (in different shades of green)
Shamrock Template
Scissors
Safety Pin
Clear Acrylic Spray

Directions

Cut out three or four shamrocks in the different shades of green. Make each one slightly smaller than the first.
Glue all the shamrocks together with the largest at the back and smallest on top.
Poke the safety pin through the shamrocks or use hot glue to hold in place at the back. Now pin it on and be Irish for the day. 

Shamrock Craft #2
 
This is a shamrock tree craft. Okay, so shamrocks don’t grow on a tree but this is a fun way to decorate your house for St. Patrick’s Day.
 
Supplies 

Tree Branch
Green Craft Foam or Card Stock (use different shades of green)
Scissors
Hole Punch
String
Terracotta Pot or Container
Floral Foam

Directions

Look for a large branch outside that has several smaller branches coming off of it.
Place some floral foam in your container and stick the branch through the foam.
Now cut out several different shapes and sizes of shamrocks. Punch a hole through each one and tie it to your branch using string.

You can decorate your container in rainbow colors or make it look like a pot of gold.  This little shamrock tree will add lots of green to your St. Patty’s Day decorations.
 
You can find kids craft ideas just about anywhere.  Look for craft books or online for your next crafting fun.

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