This apple stamping St. Patrick’s Day shamrock craft is a fun, easy and inexpensive craft for kids of all ages. Adding a child’s picture in the middle helps add a touch of personalization to this four leaf clover activity for kids.
If you want to consider other shamrock crafts, you might want to check out the simple paper four leaf clover we have made. This is another quick and easy craft.
Apple Stamping St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Craft
I love a holiday – any reason to celebrate life together. The traditions, the togetherness, the food, the memories – moments of fun that make life more consistent and interesting.
I have no big ties to St. Patrick’s Day. As a European “mutt” I might have a bit of Irish thrown in, but I don’t bleed green through and through. Despite that, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun addition to our calendar.
We get to wear green and pinch those that don’t. We can live out the fairy tales of leprechauns in a fun way. There are more traditional ways or more kid-friendly fun ways to engage with food on this holiday.
Whatever your level of commitment to St. Patrick’s day, I want to help by providing you with this fun and simple apple print St. Patrick’s Day shamrock craft. This craft is great for classrooms because of the inexpensive supplies needed. The simplicity of apple prints makes it accessible to all age groups.
Here are my littles doing a version of this when I originally began blogging in 2012:
Materials Needed to Make This St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Craft
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- Green Craft Paint
- Apple, cut in half
- Paint Brush or Sponge Brush
- Card Stock Paper
- Paper Plate
- Photo of Child
- 2 inch circle cutter or a 2 inch circle to trace, scissors and pencil
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED:
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Classic Green Hues Set – New Shamrock and Crisp Green (2 Ounces Each)Perfectware – Kitchen essentials Paper Plate 6-300 6Pro Grade – Paint Brushes – 5 Ea – Paint Brush SetROYAL BRUSH RFOMW-3P Foam Brush, 3-Pack Darkassorted, 1Darice GX-2200-06 Core’dinations 50-Piece Card Stock Paper, 8.5UCEC 2 Inch Paper Punch, DIY Handmade Craft Punch Shape Circle Punch Great for Crafting Scrapbooking Cards Arts Fun Projects
How to Make This Apple Stamping St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Craft
- Prepare for the craft by pouring green acrylic craft paint onto a paper plate or paint tray.
- Print out a picture of your child.
- Using a two inch circle cutter, stamp out the photo of your child. Alternatively, use a small 2 inch bowl, cookie cutter or some other template to trace a circle around your child’s face. Then, uses scissors to cut out the circle.
- Cut the apple in half. Kids will enjoy exploring the apple to see the star and seed design inside. Remove seeds.
- This apple stamping shamrock craft can be done in two ways. Children can either dip the apple directly in the paint and then stamp the paper. Alternatively, they can use a paint brush or sponge brush to paint the apple and then stamp onto paper.
- Stamp the apple onto the paper in the shape of a four leaf clover.
- Using a paint brush or sponge brush, add a stem to your shamrock.
- Finally, stick the cut out of your child’s face to the center of the four leaf clover. There is no need for glue as the paint will act as an adhesive as it dries.
- We personally believe in blessings rather than luck, but if you want to add a cute quote like “Lucky to Have You” on top of the picture, that would be fun. Kids could hand write this quote. Another option is for the parent or teacher to add the quote to the paper and print it out prior to doing the apple stamping.