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March 14, 2012

Shamrock Craft for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Craft for Kids

Fun and easy shamrock craft for kids - very little prep time required!

Every year around St. Patrick's Day we make this simple shamrock craft.  We pretty much always have the supplies on hand, and there is very little prep time required.  I especially enjoy watching the progression of my boys' artwork throughout the years.  They each have their own way of creating, that's for sure.  I love how their little personalities show through their art.  

Invitation to create shamrocks with green peppers

How to Make Shamrocks with Peppers

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Despite the fact that we do this every year, seeing the print the pepper makes on the paper always thrills my little guys.

I love how J-Bug (4) always has to make his so precise.  He told me he needs to push really hard to make sure all the paint gets on the paper.

Green pepper stamping with kids - Create a shamrock!

Sometimes we use foam brushes for the shamrock stems, and other times we use paint brushes.  This year I left out a variety of brush sizes.  I love that J-Bug chose a large brush.

JZ (6) went with a completely different approach, as you can see.

Process art shamrocks painting for kids

In case you weren't sure, we focus much more on the process around here than the product.  JZ's process was quite messy, and I welcome messy exploration.   Here are tips for messy play as well as laundry tips to avoid stains and keep clothes bright.

No JZ's paintings don't look like shamrocks, but he fully enjoyed the entire process.  This is what we aim for in all our projects.

J-Bug does care quite a bit about his end product, but as you can see, he also likes to add his own flare.

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Simple and fun shamrock craft for kids

More St. Patrick's Day activities for kids:

Painting rainbows with marshmallows - fine motor art for kids Two minute homemade paint recipe - only three ingredients! Easy method to make rainbow resist art with kids


  1. This is such a great idea! I'm doing like a green sensory tuff spot for my 20 month old and I'm going to attempt to get him to do this! I want a go myself! :)

  2. What a great idea! We love this and have included in our St Patrick's Day round up (with a link back to you) x


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