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Shamrock Preschool Craft [Free Template]

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids? If so, you’re going to love creating this shamrock preschool craft!

It’s an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft that requires just a few supplies and doesn’t take long to create.

We’re also providing you a free printable template to use so there’s no hassle and minimal prep!

Watch our quick video tutorial or read our directions below to see how to make this shamrock guy with your kids (or students)!

Easy Shamrock Craft

shamrock craft image collage with the words shamrock craft for kids in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the shamrock template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

Position the eyes just above the mouth and glue them in place.

hand gluing eyes to shamrock craft

Take a full length green pipe cleaner and bend the bottom of one end to create a foot shape. Wrap the wire around the end to secure the foot. Repeat for the other foot.

hand twisting green pipe cleaner into foot shape

Flip the shamrock base over and tape the two feet pipe cleaners to the back of the shamrock.

hand taping pipe cleaner legs to shamrock craft

Cut the third pipe cleaner in half and twist the end of one side into a 3-fingered hand. Repeat on the other side.

hand twisting green pipe cleaner into a hand shape

Tape the arms, one on each side, near the middle of the shamrock base, on the back side.

hand taping pipe cleaner arms to shamrock craft

Bend the arms and legs into the shape you want.

hand holding shamrock craft

That’s it! Isn’t this so simple and cute?!

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun For Kids

Don’t stop here! Try some or all of these fun St. Patty’s Day ideas to keep the kids having fun, learning, and celebrating the day.

We always love to involve books into all of our activities. Whether you borrow them from the library or buy them to add to your home library, kids will love reading these books.

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!

two shamrock crafts

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!

Want some more craft ideas? Great! Try this handprint leprechaun craft, this leprechaun paper bag puppet, or this leprechaun minion craft for kids.

shamrock craft

Get Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts!

hand holding shamrock craft

Shamrock Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This shamrock craft is a simple and easy activity for young children to do for St. Patrick's Day.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Green pipe cleaners (3)
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Shamrock template

Instructions

  1. Download the shamrock template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Position the eyes just above the mouth and glue them in place.
  3. Take a full length green pipe cleaner and bend the bottom of one end to create a foot shape. Wrap the wire around the end to secure the foot. Repeat for the other foot.
  4. Flip the shamrock base over and tape the two feet pipe cleaners to the back of the shamrock.
  5. Cut the third pipe cleaner in half and twist the end of one side into a 3-fingered hand. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Tape the arms, one on each side, near the middle of the shamrock base, on the back side.
  7. Bend the arms and legs into the shape you want.

Free Shamrock Template

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Sally K

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Thanks!

Sam T

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Of course!

Jon Tulley

Monday 8th of March 2021

We are using this for a Community service project. Making these shamrock characters to send to a nursing facility.

Sam T

Monday 8th of March 2021

Oh, that sounds so sweet! Hope everyone enjoys it!

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