With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, my littlest is learning all about the holiday at school. He wakes up in the morning talking about rainbows and leprechauns and goes to bed at night dreaming of four leaf clovers. With the days off of school that we’ve had recently, I decided to infuse a little luck into our craft time and create a fun Rainbow Shamrock Craft for Kids that he was thrilled to make. This easy construction paper and glue craft is perfect for little hands and is a great way to turn the excitement about St. Patrick’s Day into an afternoon of adorable fun!
What You Will Need:
Construction Paper in a Variety of Sizes
Paper Cutter (Preferred but Optional)
How to Make It:
This super easy Rainbow Shamrock Craft for kids doesn’t take much time or effort (or craftiness for that matter) but turns out super cute! It was one of the most fun crafts my little guy has done lately and it only required mild supervision from me. To start, we laid out our pieces of constructions paper and cut them so that each piece was one inch smaller than the next. After lining them all up to make sure that they were the right size, we were ready to start cutting our strips of paper.
Using a paper cutter, we cut each of our pieces of paper into one inch strips.
Next, we layered the pieces of paper on top of each other, putting the longest on the outside and the shortest on the inside and centering them.
Once we had our pieces of paper lined up, we folded them in half, keeping the alignment in place. Using a small amount of glue, we secured the pieces of paper in the middle so that they would stay put.
Next, starting with the most inner piece of paper, we added a little glue to the end of the paper and folded each side inward to worm a heart shape, holding it in place long enough for the glue to stick.
We repeated this process with each of the four pieces of paper, creating a rainbow of hearts inside of each other. Now, my little guy would have been just fine had this been the extent of the craft because he was mesmerized by what we had been able to create.
However, we weren’t done! We repeated the process with the rest of our paper, creating three “hearts” for each Rainbow Shamrock Craft. Once all of our hearts were ready, we took a strip of green paper and folded it into a stem and attached it to the side of one of the hearts.
Then we attached two more of the prepared “hearts” to either side of the main heart, creating the look of a shamrock.
After allowing our Rainbow Shamrock Craft for kids to dry completely, we glued some string to the top so that it could be hung on door handles, on trees or where ever we wanted to add a little St. Patrick’s Day cheer!
I have to say that right now we have these ALL over our house and my son can’t wait to make more! Then are a fun craft that is perfect for his little hands and he loves to mix up the colors and create new combinations of this Rainbow Shamrock Craft!
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching quickly I encourage you to give this simply yet fun kid’s craft a try! Happy crafting!