My favorite holiday decorations are my kids’ arts and crafts! Surrounding myself with my kids’ creations just puts a forward motion in my step, which is even more fun as we get closer to my birthday, St. Patrick’s Day!
I love kids activities and the memories each kids craft holds! Keep reading to the end of the post for ways to add more love, faith, and learning fun to this one little kids craft activity!
P.S. Welcome! I’m Tracy Murdock, a creative coffee-lovin’ Christian Teacher Mom of Multiples, #1 Best-Selling Children’s Author of a picture book “Zoe in Double Trouble” , sharing momspiration for kids activities that uplift kids and families in love and faith (all in God’s glory)!
Materials for Handprint Shamrock Kids Craft:
crayon or marker for smile
String to Hang it up
Instructions for Handprint Shamrock Kids Craft:
First, we painted their hands green. It was so much fun to paint their sweet little hands!
Multiples Mom Tip: I started with my youngest son, then I went and washed his hand and came back and painted each of my girls’ hands. By the time I got to my most patient child (in this particular activity), Matilda was painting her hand independently. She’s 5 so I was okay with that. She loved painting my hand too!
Next, we pressed each hand down in 4 different spots all around the plate so that the middle parts of the hands were overlapping in the middle. I just love handprint craft keepsakes.
Multiples Mom Tip: Then, we painted on each child’s initial on the stem (so mommy could remember who’s who) and so we could practice letter sounds!
Then, we washed hands and let them dry while we went and read a book.
Cut the Shamrocks!
Then, we cut around the edges of the handprints so they made shapes of 4 leaf clovers.
When they were dry, we added on googly eyes and talked about what facial expression we want them to make! When everyone decided a smile, we pressed hardly with a dark blue crayon as we drew on a smile.
Finally, we took pictures of our faces next to the shamrock, because of course that makes it so much better!
Decorate with them!
It was fun to hang them up as decorations for St. Patrick’s Day! So, I found some leftover ribbon, poked a hole in the top and hung them from the light above our dinner table!
Add More Love & Learning Fun:
Faith: How does God make green, goodness grow around you in your life? Discuss some of the ways God has shown up for you and blessed your life.
Great Ways to Uplift your Kids in Love: Let me see your beautiful Smile! Tell me about your Shamrock:)
Counting: You could count the total amount of fingers given 4 handprints.
Reading: Your could read a fun story about Spring or St. Patrick’s Day.
Writing: You could write a story about your little shamrock taking a fun adventure!
Social Skills: Facial Expressions, Taking Turns, Sharing, Waiting, Cleaning Up
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Hugs and Blessings to you and your family,