Paper Roll Shamrock Craft

by Kim

St. Patrick’s Day is coming and the kids and I made these cute four leaf clover bouquets. The idea for this craft struck me when I was making a Valentine’s Day heart wreath. All you will need are toilet paper rolls, green paint, green chenille stems, scissors, and a hole punch.

Have your little one paint the toilet paper roll with the green paint. Be sure to get it covered inside and out.

Once dried (we let ours dry overnight) bend the roll in the shape of a heart.

Use your scissors (big kids can cut this, but little ones will have a very hard time) to cut slices a little less than an inch wide.

Use your hole punch to make a hole very close the the bottom tip of the heart.

You can have your little one thread a chenille stem through the holes on four hearts. Then turn the end and twist it to the stem tightly. Be sure to fold the exposed tip over to avoid the metal poking your child.

This is the final result. I wanted to get pictures of my daughter threading the hearts and holding the clovers, but we were having a toddler meltdown moment about getting our picture taken.

These make great four leaf clover wands, you know to turn things green or make rainbows appear. You can use them for decoration. You can always use your four leaf clovers for something more fun. Like maybe something to diffuse a toddler meltdown…a silly mommy.

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Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.

Comments

  1. Sassysinglemama says

    This is so cute and perfect for my kids! not so sure the 2 and 3 year old can do it but I’m thinking this could be Bradley and Hunters (4 and 5) great Saint Patrick day activity together. They are all boys so I will probably buy a crystal flower vase and add green gems to put the flowers in! Thanks for the great tip and i can’t wait to look through this website more to get my kids ready for kindergarten this september :( oh they really do grow up too fast!

  2. Alana says

    Thank you! Just finished making our wands. I let my 2 year old paint, then I did the rest. Luckily we made several, because they’re getting played with well!

  3. says

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/paper-roll-shamrocks/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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