St Patrick’s day crafts

Making Shamrocks

As its St. Patrick’s day on the 17 march we decided to make shamrocks out of my girls new favourite shape, hearts.

I first used gum paper to cut out paper hearts. I gave these to Posy and Puppy along with a tub with wet kitchen roll to wet the gum paper, and some coloured paper.

I first showed them how stick the paper as they have ever used gum paper before and how to place 3 or 4 of the hearts together to make the shamrocks.

Once I had shown the girls I left them to it.

Here are there masterpieces.


Since we had the children’s cousins with us (aged 12 and 9) I wanted them to join in with the fun too.
I found this picture

From Wikipedia here.
As soon as I saw it I thought that would be great to copy using small pieces of gum paper. When they first looked at it both instantly said, no way I can’t to that!!!
I just told them to give it ago and it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Here is the result.


Posy wanted to join in to

Izlles age 6
Posy age 4
Puppy age 2.5
Jakey age 10 months

Please excuse my spelling but I have dyslexia and do my best. Please don’t hesitate to correct me.
Thank you.

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One Response to St Patrick’s day crafts

  1. I love all of the pictures of St Patrick, they’re great! 😀

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