Shamrock & Rainbow Wall Hanging

St. Patrick's Day is such a fun time in our house! There are leprechaun visits with homemade traps and lots of rainbows. The kids had so much fun making these festive shamrock wall hangings out of materials we already had on hand. They were just the things we needed to entice a leprechaun to visit our house!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather all your ingredients. We used poster board instead of construction paper to make our shamrocks sturdier and to allow for larger shamrocks. We also used leftover streamers from all our past birthday parties.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    I traced and cut out a shamrock shape out of the poster board. To get the shamrock shape, I put together three leftover hearts from our Valentine's Day crafts and traced them.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    To decorate the shamrocks, we cut up pieces of green streamers and scrunched them up. This was great for scissor practice for my 3-year-old since we only had to make short, simple cuts.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    The kids glued the crumpled tissue paper to the shamrock. My two-year-old was very meticulous about putting his pieces all over his shamrock.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    While the shamrocks dried, we tore off pieces of streamers in each color of the rainbow. My two-year-old had great fun finding each color for us and naming them.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Once the shamrocks dried, we put a long strip of packaging tape in a circle on the back to hold the streamers.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    We taped the streamers to the back creating a rainbow. After finishing the first one, we realized that in order to make the rainbow look the right way from the front, we had to put it together backwards! (The opposite of this picture!)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    Once the rainbows were attached, we taped ribbon to the top and hung them on the door to decorate for St. Patrick's Day. The kids loved the rainbows and were so proud of their projects!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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