We do a lot of construction paper crafts for kids. This is the first of our St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids. Creating these fun Rainbow Shamrocks were so much fun to do! In true Twitchett’s style, it is created using items you might just happen to have around your house!Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!
Like many crafts and activities we do, they often start as one thing and evolve into another. This craft started as rainbows, that turned into rainbow tear drops, that turned into this cute Rainbow Heart!I Loved how it turned out, but it instantly had me thinking of doing Rainbow Shamrocks!
- Construction paper. One piece of each rainbow color. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Purple.
- Glue (I used a hot glue gun)
- A button
Making your St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids:
Start by measuring across your construction paper. Make dashes every inch. Most construction paper is 9″ wide which works out perfect to create your 8 leaf pieces and one stem.Make sure your strips are stacked in rainbow order with the Green on the outside. (G, B, P, R, O, Y)Slide each color back about an inch and then cut all the ends off even with the green. This will make each color a different length. Green longest all of the way to Yellow as the shortest.Staple that end where all of the colors are even.Starting with the Yellow, start folding each color down to meet creating a tear drop.Staple the ends together. Then attach two tears together to create a heart.Repeat this 4 times. Then on the 9th teardrop trim off the arch to create the stem. Line up your leaves and stem and squeeze hot glue down the center. Add a Button in the middle, to hide the seam, and hold it all together.Then flip and squeeze some hot glue down the back center. Then you are done!
Such a fun St. Patrick’s Day decoration. You could make 1, 2, or 10 of these Rainbow Shamrocks to decorate for the holiday! Or just make a bunch of fun construction paper hearts!
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Don’t forget to pin this St Patrick’s Day craft for kids to your St Patrick’s Day or Kids Activities boards on Pinterest!
I love the hearts!! I want to play around with these for the kiddo’s new bedroom!