Shamrock Stamps: St. Patrick's Day Craft

Shamrock Stamps! St. Patrick's Day craft for kids using pipe cleaners and paint.

I have recently become a contributor to the amazing Pre-K Pages and my first post was a really fun St. Patrick's Day Fine Motor Activity.  We had a lot of pipe cleaner shamrocks that we used in the activity, and I thought we could repurpose them into an equally fun St. Patrick's Day craft!



My boys loved this craft, and you can use it to make cute St. Patrick's Day cards, decorations, or even wrapping paper. 

To make Shamrock Stamps, you will need:


Green Pipe Cleaners
Clothespins (optional, but makes it much easier if you have smaller kids)
Green paint
Paper

The shamrocks are made from green pipe cleaners. I posted photos and instructions of how to make them on our Pre-K Pages activity - you can find it here.

Once you have your shamrocks, you simply dip them into green paint and stamp away!


My boys loved painting with their shamrock stamps! I found that the pipe cleaner handles didn't hold up to their heavy handed technique, so I clipped them onto a clothes pin for a sturdier grip.


This worked great and they had a ball making shamrock shapes!


Their art turned out great! We're going to turn these into cards for their grandparents.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Laura R

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15 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this activity! What a fantastic idea! Pinning and sharing. Thanks so much.
    MommyCrusader.com

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  2. What a clever idea. I'm going to give it a try with my kids. Thank you for sharing. #Thrivingonthursdays

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  3. This is one I haven't seen before! Pinning!

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  4. What a great idea! I love unique ways of painting and how great to reuse something you made for a completely different purpose :-) thanks for linking #weloveweekends

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  5. What a fun idea!! Thanks for linking it up at the Motivational Monday link party last week - hope you'll join us again this week!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  6. Very fun idea! I'm happy to see that you've shared this on the Spring Craft Blog Hop! Hope you'll continue to join in!

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  7. A lovely simple craft for St Patricks Day - thank you so much for this, I think my kids will lvoe it. Pipecleaners are always a massive treat! Thanks so much for linking up to the parenting pin it party.

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  8. Loving this! You'll be featured on Good Tips Tuesday this week!! ~ Marlene @ adiligentheart.com

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  9. What a cute idea! I'm sharing this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/03/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-130.html I hope you'll join us again this week!

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  10. My boys and I will be making these this afternoon. Tweeted!

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  11. This is so clever! And simple! Can't wait to try these with my daughters! pipe cleaners and paint = their faves! Fun! #SCBH2015
    Cheers!
    Shana from Technotini

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  12. Lovely idea, so clever to use the clothespins for added stability! I've featured this on my weekly favorites today, cheers!

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