St. Patrick’s Day is coming, so we made this fun paper shamrock suncatcher craft! These suncatchers look super cute in your window, this is a fun St Patrick’s Day craft for kids!
Cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts
Are you looking for fun, easy St Patrick’s Day crafts to do with your kids? This preschool-friendly paper shamrock suncatcher craft looks great on our window, let the sunshine through this beautiful art display! I got the idea from seeing some gorgeous St Patrick’s day glass shamrocks online, but ours is a glass-free simple craft with a short shopping list. Make this easy shamrock craft for kids with a few easy steps, you should already have most of this stuff at home!
Paper shamrock suncatcher craft
This shamrock paper craft is pretty easy to make and a lot of fun for preschool and elementary-aged kids. Make sure that an adult does the cutting and supervise your child throughout this project. Let’s make a shamrock suncatcher!
You will need:
- Green and white tissue paper squares
- Wax paper or tracing paper
- School glue
- Shamrock cut out
Step 1: Arrange paper squares onto wax paper
Let’s get started with this paper shamrock suncatcher craft! First, take a piece of wax paper that’s twice the length of your desired shamrocks size, fold in half, and crease. Then open the wax paper back up and use the bottom portion of the wax paper as your canvas. Spread glue over the surface of your wax paper canvas and cover completely with random tissue squares.
When you’ve finished, it should look like this…
Step 2: Glue and cover the tissue paper
Next, spread another thin layer of glue over the green tissue paper squares and fold the top half of the wax paper over. Press down firmly to seal the top to the bottom, making sure it is flat and lump-free. Allow about an hour to dry.
Step 3: Trace a paper shamrock on top
Now grab your paper shamrock cut out and trace a light outline on the top of the wax paper. Cut out your shamrock shape and stick it into a window with a little piece of tape to admire!
Have fun making this St Patrick’s Day craft!
My daughter had fun with this shamrock art project, she has been working on her fine motor skills, so picking up little tissue squares and placing each one onto the glue area was a great way to get more practice. The tissue paper is super thin, and the glue dries clear, so the green and white colors look beautiful when the sun shines through! Enjoy this paper shamrock craft project!