I love doing seasonal crafts and activities with my boys. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we made this cute and simple St. Patrick’s Day craft by upcycling toilet paper rolls!
These shamrock stamps didn’t take too long to put together, and chances are, you already have these things at home!
Read on to see step-by-step instructions on this cute St. Patrick’s Day craft for preschoolers!
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Materials Needed for Shamrock Stamps:
- toilet paper rolls
- hot glue gun
- green paint
- paper (cardstock or painting paper)
- art smock (optional, but I highly recommend!)
You will need 1 toilet paper roll for each shamrock stamp you want to make. Using scissors, cut the toilet paper roll into 5 sections.
Keep one of the sections as it is. For the 4 other sections, fold over to form heart-like shapes.
Glue the toilet paper sections together using a hot glue gun. And you should have a shamrock shape!
Pro Tip: When gluing the sections, make sure that all the sections are level with each other.
Ours came out slightly uneven, and it made it a difficult when stamping our shamrocks. We had to push down on each of the shamrock leaves so it took a lot longer to stamp.
Pour out some green paint onto a plate or paint palette. Whatever you use should be a large enough surface to easily fit the entire shamrock stamp.
Dip the toilet paper shamrock stamp into the paint and then stamp onto your paper!
Pro Tip: I would suggest testing out the stamp before giving it to your preschooler to stamp right away. That’s how I found out that my stamps were a little uneven. I cut parts of it to level it out before my son started stamping.
Another Pro Tip: Get your kiddos an art smock! We use these art smocks whenever we do any painting or messy activity! It’s saved us numerous times!
For more of our favorite supplies, check out my Arts and Crafts Starter Kit for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
If the stamps come out a little uneven and the lines are not super crisp, one option is to paint them in! Some of my first shamrocks didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted, but once I painted them in, they came out super cute!
Ways to Use This Craft
Once you’re done creating shamrocks with the toilet paper roll stamp, let them dry completely.
You could just leave it at that, and hang up the paper to “decorate” the room.
Another cute and simple idea could be to cut out the shamrocks and use them as a cover of a St. Patrick’s Day card. I think it would be really cute especially with the shamrocks that are completely filled in.
Did you enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day craft idea?
I love that this St. Patrick’s Day craft is super simple and that you probably already have these things in your home. And I love the way it turned out! We will be hanging these up on our window and I think it will really brighten up the space a bit 🙂
I hope you get to try out this St. Patrick’s Day craft with your kiddos as well! And after you try out this activity, read some of these silly St. Patrick’s Day books that I’m sure your littles will love!
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