St Patrick's Shamrock Pin

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

It’s that time of year again! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and you’re scrambling for something green. Rather than deck your children out in green, why not use these fun St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas for kids and let them create something fun to wear?

shamrock pinGive your child the supplies and help they need to create colorful shamrock pins. They’ll need the following items for each pin they make:

  • 3 flat wooden heart shapes
  • 1-2 Sparkle chenille stems
  • Hot glue gun
  • Green craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Green sparkle paint
  • Pin back
  • Wire cutters

Paint the wooden heart shapes with the green paint and allow them to dry. Next paint them with the green sparkle paint and let dry. These hearts will create the shamrock leaves when you glue the points together.

Using the green chenille stem, go around the edge of the hearts. It may be necessary to use more than one chenille stem to get all the way around. Make a loop at the bottom to indicate a stem and cut the chenille stem off with the wire cutters.

Glue the green chenille stems onto the hearts to create a border. Then glue the pin onto the back of the shamrocks.