Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project
It can be so much fun to celebrate holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day, with children by making fun craft projects. While they may not understand fully the original purpose of the holiday, most usually do know and enjoy the traditions of the day, such as wearing green, leprechauns that grant wishes, shamrocks are for “good luck”, or certain foods that your family eats each year on March 17. This can be a great opportunity to explain what the holiday is about, and the activity can be adjusted for several age categories!
Dark green craft felt (If you get an assortment of colors, save them for future holidays!)
Light green craft foam
Sequins or button
Hot glue gun or tacky glue
Round magnet or small cut piece of magnetic strip
Free hand cut a large shamrock from the dark green craft felt. (Alternate options: Use a free printable pattern, a shamrock cut out, or I had a shamrock decoration from the dollar store here. I put the decoration on a piece of paper, traced around it, cut it out, placed it on some felt, traced it on, and cut it out. I cut inside the traced line so it didn’t show).
Let the shamrock set for about 5 minutes to ensure the glue has dried.
Flip the shamrock over and glue the magnet onto the back.
Once dry, hang the magnet on the fridge or your child’s school locker!
*For younger kids, you’ll need to do more of the work, perhaps have the shamrocks pre-cut and let them assemble. For older kids, they can do more of the work. Great classroom idea for the kids to take home as a party favor!