Look what we made with a simple shamrock template. My 11-year-old boy sewed up these cool hanging felt shamrocks for our window. He wanted me to make sure that you know he was VERY bored and needed something to do and he got to use the sewing machine —stressing the MACHINE part, so it was all good. Afterall we can’t make slime every day! Well, mom can’t!
There are so many fun things to do with shamrocks. We especially like these shamrock coloring pages! Kids will love the find the four-leaf clover activity page and the puppy with a shamrock spot on his eye is too cute. I have loads of St Patrick’s Day ideas. I hope you will check them out. We think the rainbow cupcakes are super cute.
Download the free printable shamrock template. There are three different sizes so you can have a variety of shamrocks. Printing on cardstock will make it easier to trace around the shamrock outline.
Click here —> Shamrock Template
How to make Hanging Felt Shamrock Decorations
- Download and print the shamrock template.
- Cut out the paper shamrocks.
- Pin two layers of felt together.
- Lay a shamrock template on top of the felt. If you want a hanger for the shamrock, slip a length of ribbon in between the layers of felt at the top of the shamrock.
- Draw around the shamrock on the top layer of felt with a disappearing marking pen. (affiliate link)
- Sew all the way around this shamrock outline, making sure to catch the ribbon between the layers at the top.
- Cut out a shamrock close to the stitching line and around the ribbon. Be careful not to cut the stitching line or cut off the ribbon.
My crafty boy added a few beads on the ribbon and now the shamrocks our hanging in our window—hopefully bringing us lots of luck! They really do make the perfect St Patrick’s Day decoration. Hope they bring you loads of luck too! Whip up some crochet shamrocks to be sure!!
Don’t stop with St Patricks’s Day you could do this same project for Valentine’s Day or just to spread a little love with this heart template.
Don’t be afraid to let your child sew. They will love it! These hanging felt shamrocks are a great first project. It is easy and gives the child something to display and make them feel proud. A win-win. Plus they are learning a life skill that will come in handy later in life and can provide hours of enjoyment. I am a huge believer in sewing practice sheets to help kids learn to sew. This shamrock template works great for this. Just print out the page in black and white. Remove the thread from the sewing machine and have them sew on the shamrock outline. I also have these sewing practice sheets for even more practice.