Shamrock Handprint Craft Idea

This Shamrock handprint idea is super cute for St. Patrick’s Day—a forever keepsake to remember the kid’s little hands on this four-leaf clover shamrock handprint craft.

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Shamrock Handprint Idea for St. Patrick’s Day

Making homemade crafts with the kids is one of the best times you can have with them. We’ve always enjoyed creating together, especially around the holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. It’s so much fun to look back on the things we did when the kids were little, like making leprechaun traps, a fruitloop rainbow necklace, and a paper cup pot of gold.

For years, I always tried to come up with a special gift to give the grandparents of each kid. Handprint crafts were always the most special and something that they cherished. This time, we made an adorable four-leaf clover handprint made from hearts that the grandparents can hang on the wall or mount to the fridge as a reminder that the kids love them very much.

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What You’ll Love About this St. Patrick’s Day Craft

  • This shamrock handprint is a sentimental keepsake.
  • This is a fun craft to make together.
  • It’s an easy craft to make

Supplies You’ll Need

shamrock handprint craft
  • Large sheet of white cardstock – a 12×12 inch piece
  • Light Green paper – 12×12 inches. I used a scrapbooking sheet with a plaid design.
  • Green paper – another shade for the stem. You can use scraps from the sheet you cut hearts from. I liked using a different type for contrast for the handprint shamrock.
  • Glue stick
  • Green acrylic paint – I used a dark green.
  • Rainbow striped ribbon – I found a striped rainbow ribbon that I thought was the perfect touch to this St. Patrick’s Day craft.

Equipment Needed

  • scissors
  • paintbrush

How to Make a Handprint Shamrock

Fold the green paper into four equal sections

folding green paper

Fold it once more

folding green paper

Cut a half-heart shape from the folded paper

cutting heart out of green paper

This should give you four green hearts

green paper hearts for shamrock

Glue those green hearts onto the white cardstock in the shape of a four-leaf clover

Cut a stem for the clover with the scraps of green paper and glue that to the shamrock.

paper shamrock

Gently holding onto your child’s wrist with their palm facing up, paint their hand liberally with green paint

Add a little extra in the folds of their fingers and the palm of their hand

Guide their hand to the center of the shamrock, facing up, and gently but firmly press their hand onto the shamrock

Press their little fingers, one by one, to transfer the paint

Let that dry

shamrock handprint

Add a border with the rainbow ribbon

shamrock handprint

Variations

If you have four kids, just like me, then you can have each stamp their handprint on the individual leaves of the four-leaf clover. It will be a four-leaf clover with four different handprints, and so cute.

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Shamrock Handprint

A sentimental St. Patrick's Day craft
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Author: Melissa Haines

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • paint brush

Materials

  • Large sheet of white cardstock 12×12 inch piece
  • Light Green paper 12×12 inches. I used a scrapbooking piece with a design
  • Green paper another shade for the stem
  • Glue stick
  • Green acrylic paint dark green
  • Rainbow striped ribbon

Instructions

  • Fold the green paper into four equal sections
  • Fold it once more
  • Cut a half-heart shape from the folded paper
  • This should give you four green hearts
  • Glue those green hearts onto the white cardstock in the shape of a four-leaf clover
  • Cut a stem for the clover with the scraps of green paper and glue that to the shamrock.
  • Gently holding onto your child's wrist with their palm facing up, paint their hand liberally with green paint
  • Add a little extra in the folds of their fingers and the palm of their hand
  • Guide their hand to the center of the shamrock, facing up, and gently but firmly press their hand onto the shamrock
  • Press their little fingers, one by one, to transfer the paint
  • Let that dry
  • Add a border with the rainbow ribbon glued to the four sides of the paper

~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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