Kids crafts St Patrick's Day crafts tutorial

Shamrock sun catcher craft

Shamrock sun catcher craft for St Patrick's Day

It’s been a while since we made any sun catchers to brighten the room, but with St Patrick’s Day coming up next month, it seemed the perfect time. We have Irish ancestry but I admit we don’t go all out to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Shamrock sun catcher craft

The shamrock is symbol of Christianity in Ireland and associated with St Patrick. Our paper plate shamrock sun catcher is a simple craft activity for children.

I traced a shamrock onto a paper plate and cut it out.

Shamrock sun catcher craft

My 4 year old cut a sheet of green cellophane into small pieces.

Shamrock sun catcher craft

I covered one side of the paper plate with contact paper, then she added the green cellophane.

St PAtricks Day sun catcher craft

When she had finished I covered the back with more contact paper to seal the sun catcher. She was happy with her simple shamrock sun catcher craft and so was I!

St PAtricks Day sun catcher craft

Today I’m taking part in the St Patricks Day Kids Activities Blog Hop with lots of other crafty bloggers.

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St Patrick’s Day Preschool Potion Play from Crafty Kids at Home

Egg Carton Shamrock Craft from Play & Learn Everyday

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day from Kelly’s Classroom

Rainbow Rainmaker from Mum in the Mad House

Michael Finnigan Craft from Craftulate

Rainbow Hearts Craft from Our Whimsical Days

Shamrock Stones from Sunny Day Family

Luck of the Irish Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops from Crafty Mama in ME

Kids’ Kitchen: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes from Sugar, Spice & Glitter

St Patrick’s Day Counting Worksheet from Larabee UK

Pot of Gold Number Mats from The Kindergarten Connection

St Patricks’s Day Playdough from Clares Little Tots

Rainbow Buttons Color Sorting & Craft Activity from Kidz Activities

Pot o’ Gold DIY Piggy Bank from Playground Parkbench


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    February 17, 2016 at 11:21 am

    What a super activity. I love sun catchers and this is georgous

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    February 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    So lovely!! I hope you had more sun today to appreciate it (we haven’t had any !) great craft.

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    Georgina Bomer
    February 17, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    We love suncatcher crafts!!

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    February 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Suncatchers are such a lovely way to brighten up a window and a Shamrock inspired one is perfect for St Patrick’s Day. If you have Irish heritage then this is all the excuse you need to throw a Paddy’s Day party this year! Thanks for joining in with our hop.

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    February 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    These suncatchers are beautiful – great project!

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    Clare's Little Tots
    February 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    We made suncatchers last year on card but I much prefer them on paper plates – yours look fab. Will have to try this 🙂

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    February 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Bet this looks lovely hanging in a window to catch the sun rays!

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    Deanna Hershberger
    February 20, 2016 at 2:25 am

    I love this!! Very festive for St. Patrick’s Day.

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