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. After all, 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.
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Making St. Patrick’s Day crafts is one way we celebrate the holiday. Shamrock pattern templates are perfect for making decorations out of felt or construction paper. You can even make them in different shades of green.
Download the free printable shamrock template. There are three different sizes so you can have a variety of shamrocks.
Then send the shamrock template to print. Printing on cardstock will make it easier to trace around the shamrock outline.
Click here —> Shamrock Template
How to make Hanging Felt Shamrock Decorations
What you need to make Shamrock Decorations
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Shamrock Decoration Instructions
- Download and print the shamrock template free printable.
- 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 the development of such motor skills.
To practice sewing with this shamrock 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.
To make this a family project for all ages you can also use this shamrock cut-out printable to make paper decorations. Simply print them on colored paper or you can trace them on green construction paper. Either way will make perfect shamrock patterns to cut out.
With the small shamrock to large shamrock templates, kids can make a variety of papercrafts. These shamrock templates are perfect for creating pictures or even Happy St. Patrick’s day note cards.
After an afternoon of creating it is time to decorate. The kids can tape or hang around the shamrocks around house or pin them on a bulletin board. It really is amazing how a simple template can become a lucky family shamrock project.
May the luck be with you.