This St Patrick’s Day Craft is so simple and your kids will love making their own handprint Shamrock!
Our family has a strong Irish heritage (my family & my husband’s family originated in Ireland) so St Patrick’s Day is always a fun one for us!
We decided to take a simple route for our St Patrick’s Day celebration last year since we were expecting our 3rd child & I was exhausted. Our week consisted of handprint crafts, baking, and a different Irish meal each night.
The kids loved the St Patrick’s Day craft & the Shamrock Sugar Cookies while Husband and I really enjoyed eating traditional Irish fare. If you would like to try out our super simple handprint shamrock craft, read on!
How to Make a Handprint Shamrock: St Patrick’s Day Craft
Handprint Shamrock Materials
- Paper (Legal is best)
- Green Finger Paint
- Paper plate
- Small Paint Brush
- Child-sized hands 😉
If you don’t have a long sheet (legal or longer) of paper then you can do what I did and tape two 8.5×11 sheets together.
Pour a small amount of paint into the paper plate.
Let your child dip his/her palm into the paint OR you can use a brush to paint his/her hand. We chose the latter (cleaner) method.
Press your child’s hand down onto the paper at an angle (middle finger pointed toward the corner of the paper).
Lift up and move to the next position–>middle finger pointed toward the next corner.
Do this until you have 4 handprints that resemble a handprint shamrock.
Now you can let your child finger paint a stem at the bottom.
Have your kiddo sign & date the artwork (after washing hands, of course) & you are finished with this St Patrick’s Day Craft!
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