Shamrock Handprints – Kid’s Crafts



I do not know maybe it’s because my kids are getting older but I have been on this kick of making hand print crafts with my two little ones.  Wanting to preserve their little hands, keeping these little treasure art crafts as a keepsake for years to come.  I am on a mission to try to do at least one for each season/holiday with them.


A family member on my father’s side of the family recent sent me the best package I could ever ever in the mail.  It was a complete family tree dating back to the 1500’s.  As I scoured through it I discovered I have Irish ancestors! So with Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner it was time to come up with another hand print craft.  Easy enough – Shamrock hand prints (in case you are not familiar with what Shamrocks and St. Patrick’s day have to do with each other: according to legend, Saint Patrick himself used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.)  

Materials needed for this crafts:

Green finger paint

Paint brush

Watercolor paper

Green Sharpie


If you are looking just to do a quick craft than you can use your multi-purpose copy paper but if you are looking to keep this craft among your children’s other pieces of artwork than I suggest using the water color paper because it’s thicker and will hold up nicer.  Using a paint brush paint your child’s hand with the green paint and starting in the shamrock pattern press their hand firmly down on the paper, repeat painting their hand each time and continue the pattern until you have a shamrock.  Then paint a stem in between the leaves. Allow it to dry.  I always write my child’s name on it along with the date using a Sharpie. When it’s all done then hang it up to enough over the holiday! 


What St. Patrick Days crafts have you done this year with your children? Looking for some inspiration? Try making rainbow pancakes with them or a pot of gold craft.  Or how about making rainbow sneakers?


Be sure to check out my other hand print crafts:

Fall handprints

Nativity handprint

Heart handprints

Turkey handprints 

Pumpkin handprint

Father’s Day handprint craft

Also check out our finger print art 

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  1. I love hand print crafts! …not as much as my kids do. They would do them every day if I let them. This is super cute though, I’ll have to try it soon. It’s perfect for St.Patrick’s Day!

  2. This is a great way to celebrate the holiday with a younger child. My kids are older now but we still have their hand print art they made.

  3. These are so cute! I think I might do this craft with my kids tomorrow.

  4. That is a fun idea for me and my five year old to do tomorrow! I need some ideas that are simple yet cute.

  5. What a cute St. Patrick’s Day craft. I wish my daughters were young again. I miss doing crafts with them.

  6. What a great little keepsake. I have kept all of my children’s handprint crafts.

  7. That is so adorable! I’m going to try this with my son tomorrow. He’s six, and I need to get some memories of those hands while they’re still so small.

  8. These are so cute! Such a great way to celebrate St. Patricks!

  9. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Oh what a cute project! This would be great for a preschool class!

  10. That is such an adorable DIY project! It would be cool to do it each year and see how their hands grow from year to year!

  11. Love this idea. I will try this with my kiddo

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