This cute little shamrock craft can help you add a little bit of green to your child’s outfit on St. Patrick’s Day – or yours for that matter. It is very easy and, once the paint is dry, will only take a few minutes to assemble.
There is a little bit of cutting involved, so depending on your child’s age, you may need to help a bit here.
We actually started this craft after doing a few other things with paint, and then finished it on another day. So if you want to go ahead and prep a bit, this shamrock craft is perfect for it. But of course you can do this craft all in one sitting as well.
What you need:
- Toilet paper roll
- Green paint
- Scissors or knife
- Green chenille wire
- Holepunch (optional)
- Paint your toilet paper roll inside and out. (As mentioned earlier, we did that on a different day, when we already had the paint out anyways.)
- Once it is completely dry, carefully push down on the top of the toilet paper roll to instantly create a heart shape. Push and mold the roll until you have a nice, rounded heart shape.
- Next, cut strips from the roll, about ½ inch wide. You might have to reshape your hearts a little bit after this step.
- Take the tip of your hearts and punch a hole through both sides using your holepunch or the tip of your knife or scissors.
- Now carefully thread the chenille wire through the holes of three hearts.
- Push them closely together and bring the end of the wire around, twisting it around the other end to create a stem so to speak.
And voila! You know have a cute little shamrock wand so your child can “turn” things green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Extra Tip #1: If you add a fourth heart you can make a four-leaf-clover instead of a shamrock, for good luck.
Extra Tip #2: Make two shamrock wands and attach them to a hair band to make your own cute decoration for your hair on St. Patrick’s Day. Remember, if you don’t wear anything green, you might get pinched!