Crafts for kids St Patrick's Day crafts

    Stitched Shamrock craft for kids

    Stitched Shamrock craft for kids

    I’m lucky that my children seem to enjoy sewing as much as I do. I’ve been introducing some simple sewing crafts so they can get used to using a needle and thread confidently. Sewing is a great activity for encouraging fine motor skills and hand/eye co-ordination. With Irish ancestry we are keen for our children to learn more about St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Our stitched shamrock craft for kids is a fun way to start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

    List of supplies:

    Coloured paper
    White or cream paper
    Green embroidery thread
    Needle
    Scissors

    Stitched Shamrock craft for kids

    Stitched Shamrock craft for kids instructions:

    Prepare the white paper (or any light coloured paper of your choice) into a square shape. Use a pencil to draw a shamrock pattern on the square paper. Prepare a needle with green thread and tie a knot at the open end of the thread.

    Shamrock stitching craft for kids

    Draw the needle through the square paper, along any point of the shamrock outline. Pull the thread all the way through.

    Shamrock stitching craft for kids

    Now simply stitch your way along the outline of the shamrock pattern. I’m doing running stitch for the first round.

    Shamrock stitching craft for kids

    Continue to stitch until the whole pattern is covered.

    Shamrock stitching craft for kids

    When the needle reaches the first stitch again, draw the needle to the opposite side of the paper.

    Shamrock stitching craft

    Now draw the needle under the stitch next to the current position; draw the needle under a stitch from left to right (or right to left). Pull the needle all the way through.

    Shamrock stitching craft

    Continue to do this stitch. Make sure to keep up with the sequence, if you started with left to right, continue to do so. Do not stitch right to left in that case. But if you started the stitch from right to left, continue to repeat that.

    St Patrick's Day stitch craft for kids

    Keep drawing the needle under each stitch from the previous round. This will create a solid outline of the shamrock pattern.

    St Patrick's Day stitch craft for kids

    Stitch until the whole shamrock pattern is covered. When done, draw the needle to the back of the paper. Tie a knot and cut off any excess thread.

    St Patrick's Day stitch craft for kids

    Cut out a square paper from a green coloured (or any colour of your choice) paper, make sure it’s 1 cm extra larger than the size of the stitched shamrock. Attach the green paper to the back of the stitched paper.

    St Patrick's Day stitch craft for kids

    I hope you like our St Patrick’s Day sewing craft for kids.

    You may be interested in our other St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids.

  • Secrets of a Fortnite Fan
    competition

    {Giveaway} Secrets of a Fortnite Fan

    My children love to read and play games. It’s fair to say they’ve enjoyed more screen time than usual due to the closure of schools. However, I’m happy for them to…

  • Monday Happy List
    Monday Happy List

    Monday Happy List {Week 332}

    Starting the week by writing the Monday Happy List  is something I’ve been doing for a while. It’s a chance for me to sit down and reflect on the things that made me…