This simple and cute craft is perfect as St Patrick’s Day approaches. For this craft all you need is green card, white paper and decorations, easy.
But do you know why shamrocks are synonymous with Ireland?
The Irish word for shamrock is seamorg, which translates to “little clover” and is often confused with the four-leaf variety but shamrocks only have three leaves. The three leaves are symbolic as St Patrick himself used the plant as a symbol of the Holy Trinity when he brought Christianity to Ireland. Since then, the shamrock has played a large part in the identity of Ireland. Even today shamrocks are worn on St Patrick’s Day and within the bouquets of Irish brides to bring them good luck.
How to make your St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Man Craft
Take your green card and draw out 1 large shamrock for the body and 4 smaller ones for the hands and feet. Cut out your shapes. You may need to help younger children with the cutting steps of this craft.
Cut 4 strips of white paper for the arms and legs. Fold all 4 into concertinas.
Now it’s time to decorate your Shamrock Man. We’ve added wiggly eyes and drawn a smile, but you can add any decorations you want.
Glue each your 4 smaller shamrocks to the end of the white paper strips.
Once dry glue the arms and legs to the Shamrock Man’s body.