With St. Patrick’s Day soon approaching, this craft is one that helps celebrate the occasion.
It is also relatively easy to make and can allow children to use their imagination on how to personalize their own shamrock creation.
Materials suggested to make this craft:
A piece of foam cut into a shamrock shape (*Please see below for more details.)
Pair of google eyes (Any size or color will do.)
A small pop-pom for the nose
Pipe cleaner/ chenille craft stem
Magnetic tape (optional)
*In order to make a shamrock shape, you may be lucky enough to find pre-cut shamrocks, in which the shapes would be ready to use.
Otherwise, find a pre-cut foam flower in which you can cut the two bottom petals into a stem, as was done for this craft.
Another option would be to simply cut a shape out of a regular foam sheet.
Once this step is taken care of, it is now time to start crafting the shamrock person.
- Simply glue eyes and nose to the shamrock.
- Cut pipe cleaner in half and shape into a smile. Then glue it onto the face.
- Let dry.
If a magnet is desired, gently adhere one or two small pieces of magnetic tape to the back of the shamrock.
The wonderful thing about this craft is that each child can make a unique one to their own liking.
Suggested ideas include:
- Add a foam hat.
- Add arms out of thin strips of foam.
- Add hair using yarn.
For a classroom idea, have each child make one and add to a bulletin board of a large rainbow, so that the shamrocks are dancing across the rainbow.