Paper Shamrock Man

Paper Shamrock Man

Saint Patrick’s Day is less than two weeks away! Today, I want to share a super cute and easy craft that is perfect for small children. It can be done at home or in a classroom!

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Materials We Used

Green Construction Paper

White Paper


A Crayon


I started by drawing a shamrock, two shoes, and two hands. If you don’t want to freehand this, you can find the shapes to print out and trace them. After that, I helped my daughter cut out each shape.

Next, I gave my preschooler the white paper and told her to rip four strips off of it. After that, I had her fold each strip back and forth. This is great fine motor skill practice!

Once the paper was folded, I helped her glue the “hands” and “shoes” onto the white paper.

While the glue dried, I asked my daughter to draw a face on the shamrock.

To finish, I flipped it over so my little one could glue on the arms and legs.

Book Suggestions

Here are a few books that would go great with this craft!

14 responses to “Paper Shamrock Man”

  1. Love this craft and it looks so cute. A nice bonding with the kids for next family session. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. Such a cute idea! I love that this will help work develop their fine motor skills too with folding the paper back and forth.

  3. This is adorable! I love the accordion legs. Folding the paper back and forth is such a great skill to practice with young children. I love your St. Patrick’s Day books, too!

  4. Great craft for little kids without getting too messy. Can also be a way to teach kids to draw different facial expressions. Will try this out with my two toddlers!

  5. such a fun and easy idea to work for St. Patrick’s Day!! and love the book suggestions too

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