One of our favorite activities from our book, The Undeniable Power of Play, has to be Rhythm and Paint! We decided to turn it into some St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids by making it a fun Shamrock craft that we turned into St. Patrick’s day cards!
Musical Shamrock Craft
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We love to paint in our house, but sometimes I don’t want to clean up all the mess that can be involved. This fun way to paint keeps the mess to a minimum! This craft is made from one of the fun activities in our book, The Undeniable Power of Play. In this book, we encourage play-based learning with child led activities. Check it out today and see what other activities you may find!>
Supplies for your Shamrock Craft:
- A Container with Lid.
- Non-Toxic Paint. Blue and Yellow.
- Dry Beans.
- Thick Paper. I used white cardstock.
- Painters Tape.
- Paper for your card. Printer paper or Construction paper works fine for this.`
- Glue Stick.
Making your St Patrick’s Day Cards:
Check out the step by step instructions to create this musical shamrock craft. Then see how fun and easy they are to make in the video below!
Cut out your shamrocks and tape them to the lid of your container. Add your beans, a squirt of blue paint, and a squirt of yellow paint. Secure your lid and start to shake! Have some musical fun and talk about what color your shamrock will be when you are done… do they know it will be green?After shaking for a bit open your container and check out your shamrock.Continue the process as many times as you want. Adding more paint if needed.
Related Craft: Glitter Shamrocks
Let your shamrocks dry and then add them to a cute little card to hand out to your friends!
I just wrote out a simple message and let her glue the shamrocks in place. This shamrock craft was a perfect little afternoon activity!
You can see it all in action in this quick video!