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

Isn’t St. Patrick’s Day such a fun holiday? Kids love getting dressed up in green, wearing silly hats, and searching for pots of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Add this shamrock craft for kids to your list of activities for St. Patrick’s Day, and keep the fun going all day long! It’s such an easy but fun craft for kids of all ages to enjoy.

All you need is a photo of your child, some green paint, cardboard, and a few other simple supplies. We’ve even included a free printable template to make it even easier! This craft is the perfect way for kids to work on fine motor skills, creativity, and hand-eye coordination while creating a photo keepsake.

Just print out the template and follow our simple step-by-step instructions to get started!

If you’re looking for more easy shamrock crafts, check out all our fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids. There are leprechaun headbands, paper plate crafts, and more to choose from!

Shamrock Craft Idea

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Start by downloading the shamrock template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity.

Let’s grab that green paint and give our four-leaf clover a makeover. Invite your kids to paint the shamrock with one or two coats, depending on how rich you’d like the color to be. Once painted, we’ll need to let it dry completely.

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While our shamrock is drying, let’s prepare the picture of your child. Whether you punch or cut it out, make sure it fits nicely in the center of the shamrock. Now, using a glue stick or liquid glue, attach the photo to the center of the shamrock.

Next, it’s time to add some fluffy fun! Show your child how to use the liquid glue to add a small dab on the shamrock, then carefully place a pom-pom on top of it. Hold it in place for a few seconds to make sure it sticks. This can be a great moment to help kids practice patience!

Repeat the pom-pom process all around the shamrock and its base until you’ve covered the whole thing in green pom-poms. Encourage your child to spread the pom-poms evenly, creating a lush, green field on their shamrock. It’s like dressing up the shamrock in its St. Patrick’s Day best!

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This simple shamrock craft is a fun keepsake and would make an adorable St. Patrick’s Day gift for parents, grandparents, or even teachers! Be sure to check out some of our other fun tissue paper crafts for your kiddos!

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More Kids Activities

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

Keep the celebrations going with these additional St. Patrick’s Day ideas for kids! Whether you’re looking for a fun activity for the classroom or something to do at home, these fun ideas will be a great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Children’s Books For St. Patrick’s Day

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! Please read this book and let your kiddos build their 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. Patrick’s Day!

Need more book suggestions? Check out our favorite leprechaun books for kids!

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Easy Craft Ideas For St. Patrick’s Day

Leprechaun Minion Craft – Kids will go bananas over this adorable leprechaun minion craft! It’s such a great way to combine your kids’ love for minions with the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

You only need some card stock or construction paper, markers, and other simple craft supplies to start. It’s such an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for even the littlest of hands.

Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft – This craft would make a perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day decorations. It’s simple, fun, and uses up those leftover paper plates you have lying around!

Kids can even add some pipe cleaners, green glitter, and googly eyes to this cute craft and make it even more festive!

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Rainbow Card Craft – Get ready for some St. Patrick’s Day fun with our colorful rainbow card. It’s the cutest way to show someone you care and spread some holiday season cheer! Kids can use markers or crayons to color in the rainbow template – will they use all the rainbow colors or stick to just a few? Make this craft today and find out!

Cat Leprechaun Craft – Your little ones will have so much fun making this silly and adorable cat leprechaun.

With some construction paper, glue, and a few other simple supplies, kids can create their very own mischievous leprechaun kitty. This craft is also great for practicing scissor skills, as kids must cut out the free template and assemble the pieces together.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

Try these leprechaun coloring pages and have your kids decorate them with greens, gold, or a rainbow of colors! Coloring pages are old favorites for a reason; they allow kids to be creative and express themselves. Once complete, they’d make perfectly festive room décor for the holiday!

This St. Patty’s Day, let’s put on a show and create a leprechaun puppet theater! All you need is some paper, coloring supplies, and our popsicle stick St. Patrick’s Day puppets templates. Will the lucky shamrock, pot of gold, leprechaun, or rainbow be the star? Let your child’s imagination run wild!

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Our St. Patrick’s Day do a dot printables help improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and the best part? They’re no-prep! Just download, print, and let your child explore colors, letters, and numbers in a fun way.

Grab some gold coins (chocolate or not) and play with these pot of gold number cards! They’re a fun addition to your math lessons, whether you’re playing a counting game or practicing addition and subtraction. Hands-on activities are great for young learners, and these cards are no exception.

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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!


  • 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


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


  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.

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Tuesday 27th of February 2024

I want this for my toddler class


Tuesday 27th of February 2024

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Friday 11th of March 2022

Love it, would like to do this craft with my boy on the 17th.


Monday 14th of March 2022

Fun! If you need the template, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ?

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