I’m not going to lie, St. Patrick’s Day is definitely one of my favorite spring holidays. Growing up in a family from “up north” who observes the Lenten season, St. Patrick’s Day was always something to look forward to because it meant we got to have a big party at the church, eat sweets, and drink Irish Coffee (for the record, Irish Coffee to us kids meant taking a very sweet and creamy coffee or hot chocolate and covering it in whipped cream. No alcohol was necessary or desired). Now that I live in a different part of the country, I’ve realized that St. Patrick’s Day is not as popular in all parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun and celebrate (and maybe teach my coworkers the awesomeness of Irish Coffee, the kid-version of course!) So in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share with you a fun and yet simple shamrock craft.
I want to start by saying that I got this craft idea from ModernMami and I slightly adapted it. You can see the full instructions as well as a printable template here. She created cool patterns with washi tape, but I didn’t have any tape. Instead I had a plethora of scrapbooking paper, so I went with that instead. It made the craft a bit quicker to complete, but that was good because sometimes attention spans can be short. I got a few different choices of green paper of varying color and patterns.
Once I picked my colors, I cut the out and glued the shamrock together. Ta da! Finished product! I recommend that you stick to glue sticks in order to keep the dry time short, but regular glue works too. The end result is a simple yet colorful shamrock. You can hang it on a door, wall, bed, even an IV pole if you punch a hole and put a string through it! Sometimes simple is best! Try it out and let me know how it went!