If you love making handprint crafts with your kids for all occasions, you will love this incredibly cute shamrock handprint craft for St. Patrick’s Day. There is just something about those little handrpints that make these crafts so much more special and definitely something you will want to hold on to for a long time.
Before we started this craft, I asked my son, if he wanted to make a shamrock or a four-leaf-clover for good luck. He chose the shamrock, but the four-leaf-clover is just as easy.
What you need:
- White paper or cardstock
- Green paint
- Paint the entire hand and fingers green.
- Gently press the hand on a sheet of paper or cardstock, with the fingers pointing outward, and remove it again gently.
- Now turn your paper a little bit so the next handprint will be in an angle to the first one. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
- Turn the paper a second time and repeat the first two steps again.
- Use your brush to add a little stem to your shamrock.
Extra Tip #1: To turn this handprint craft into a four-leaf-clover simply add a fourth handprint. Try to arrange the handprints in 90 degree angles to each other.
Extra Tip #2: This craft was so cute, that I wanted to make sure to make it extra special for keepsake. So instead of regular white paper we used a textured white cardstock, which almost makes this shamrock handprint craft look as if it were printed on a canvas. We added the name of the “artist” and the year in which it was made as well. As soon as we can find a frame for it, this one will definitely go up on the wall.