Tissue Paper Shamrocks

Posted by Krystal Schoenbauer on

With ony a few more days until St. Patrick's Day, here is a fun craft that will bring you lots of luck! It doesn't matter if you're Irish or not, every leprechaun will love participating in this festive project! Follow the instructions below to start your Shamrock.


  • green tissue paper (we used two different shades for contrast)
  • green construction paper
  • glue
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • piece of cardboard (bigger than construction paper)
  • rainbow colors of tissue paper (optional)
  • tape (optional)



1. Cut a shamrock shape out of green construction paper. Do the same with a piece of cardboard and glue it to the back of the construction paper for stability. (We neglected this step at first and found our shamrock to be too floppy!)


2. Cut out several one-inch squares of green tissue paper.


3. Wrap the tissue paper squares around the end of a pencil to make little rosettes, and glue the bottom of them down to your shamrock. Eventually, my daughter stopped using a pencil and just made little flowers with her hands.


4. To take it a bit further, cut long strips of more colored tissue paper (rainbow colors) and tape them to the back in rainbow order, so they hang down below the shamrock.


5. Hang it up and show it off!



When the shamrock was filled with tissue paper, we couldn't resist feeling it and running our hand across it, making it a wonderful sensory activity.

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