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St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Make this adorable photo shamrock craft for kids to have a festive keepsake of your child! Or see all our fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids here. 

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and we’ve been on a roll with all the fun activities for kids we’ve created for this holiday.

So far we made leprechaun crafts, rainbow crafts and many more.Today, we’re making a cute photo keepsake shamrock that’s simple and fun to make!

Read on below to see how simple it is to do with your kids.

Shamrock Craft For Kids

shamrock craft with green pom poms

Supplies

pom pom and photo shamrock craft

Directions

Download the shamrock template, then print it out on white card stock. Trace the template onto the thin cardboard and cut it out. Paint the four leaf clover in one or two coats of the green paint. Let dry completely.

Punch or cut out the picture of your child and use a glue stick or liquid glue to attach it to the center of the shamrock.

Use the liquid glue to add a dab of glue and then a pom pom on top of it. Hold it in place for a few seconds.

Repeat all around the shamrock and base until you’ve covered the whole thing in green pom poms.

photo and pom pom four leaf clover craft

Related: Handprint Leprechaun Craft

This craft was a lot of fun for my 4 year old and I to make!

If you’re doing this craft with a young child like I was, you can team up and have the parent squeeze all the glue dabs onto the shamrock, while the child sets all the pom poms in place.

We did it this way, and it was still really fun for him to do. Since the glue dries clear, you don’t need to worry about the pom poms shifting around and smearing glue everywhere.

photo and pom pom four leaf clover craft

If you don’t like using liquid glue, you could use glue dots instead, just be aware you’d have to use a lot of them to cover the entire shamrock.

This simple shamrock craft is a fun keepsake and would make an adorable St. Patrick’s Day gift for parents, grandparents or even teachers!

photo and pom pom four leaf clover craft

If you want a copy of the shamrock template, don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of this post.

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

We always recommend starting any theme with books! These St. Patrick’s Day books are fun and will definitely keep the kids engaged. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your home collection.

Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.

How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patricks’ Day!

Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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photo and pom pom four leaf clover craft

Shamrock Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this fun and simple shamrock craft with the kids this St. Patrick's Day!

Materials

  • Thin cardboard (like from a cereal or toy box)
  • Green paint
  • Green pom poms
  • Extra strength glue
  • Glue stick (optional)
  • Photo of your child (about 2.5" circle)
  • Shamrock template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • 2.5" circle punch (optional)

Instructions

  1. Download the shamrock template, then print it out on white card stock. Cut it out, then trace onto the thin cardboard and cut it out.
  2. Paint the four leaf clover in one or two coats of the green paint. Let dry completely.
  3. Punch or cut out the picture of your child and use a glue stick or liquid glue to attach it to the center of the shamrock.
  4. Use the liquid glue to add a dab of glue and then a pom pom on top of it. Hold it in place for a few seconds.
  5. Repeat all around the shamrock and base until you've covered the whole thing in green pom poms.

Free Shamrock Template

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