Make a string of shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a perfect fine motor activity for preschoolers, too.
Henry didn’t want to. So Dad suggested we make a craft for St. Patrick’s Day coming up.
My wheels got turning and I came up with these shamrocks using the same method that we used for the Strings of Hearts.
Henry took charge of this craft right from the start. He began with drawing his lines on green paper, using a ruler.
(I had previously drawn the lines. It was quite amusing to watch him attempt to use the ruler to draw along.)
He then cut it up into strips.
Using the strips of green paper, Henry followed the same instructions as the Strings of Hearts. Fold the strip in half, and bend the ends in together and staple to make a heart.
Once three hearts are made, you make it into a shamrock.
(I, honestly, did the majority of this part.)
How to make the hearts into a Shamrock:
- Staple two hearts together on the side, close the point.
- Staple a third heart on the other side of one of those.
- Add a shamrock stem by using a strip of paper and folding it twice about an inch apart (so that inch is approximately centered in the strip of paper).
- Punch a hole at the top of the top heart.
- String a piece of yarn through and hang!