With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I thought it would be fun to do some shamrock crafts with my preschooler. The one feed back I hear over and over from his preschool class is that he needs to work more on his fine motor skills. So when I went to go create a project I wanted to make sure it would be fun for him, pay homage to the season, and help him work on his fine motor skills.
Supplies Needed for Shamrock Craft:
- Food Coloring
- Cheerios (Lucky Charms would also work.)
- Shamrock Template
- Plastic Bags
- Cupcake liners (or small container to keep colors separate)
- Print out Shamrock Template.
- Separate cereal into 4 baggies.
- Place 1-2 drops of food coloring in each bag.
- Have child shake and mix up coloring until most of the cereal is covered.
- Pour cereal into cupcake liners.
- Cover one section of clover with glue and have child fill it up with one color.
- Do the same for the remaining 3 sections.
You can then use the remaining colored cheerios to make a rainbow with cotton ball clouds. Or feel free to print out more shamrocks and get creative.
Other ideas for more shamrock crafts include:
- String them along and make a banner.
- Younger children can finger paint.
- Create tie dyed shamrocks with circle sponge applicators and different shades of green. (My son loved this one.)
- Fill shamrocks with stickers.
- Stamp shamrocks into the shamrock.
- Print smaller shamrocks – tape them down to paper and have child paint over them. Remove the shamrocks to see a fun design.
- Trace shamrock onto parchment paper, cut and glue tissue paper on. Place on a window for a fun sun-catcher.
All of these shamrock craft ideas are perfect for ages 2-7 plus they are working on fine motor skills but having too much fun to know it’s educational!
Get your free Shamrock Template – Download Shamrock Template Printable
Looking for a fun and easy sweet treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with? Try these delicious St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Treats!
These are fun to make with kids, and make a great school treat too!
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