Puffy Shamrocks

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

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This adorable craft is perfect for passing the time on a rainy Spring day. This project is great for even the young set and is captivating enough to keep their attention until project end!

You will need

green construction paper, card stock or poster board

school glue or white craft glue

green tissue paper or party streamers scissors

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What you do

// Draw a shamrock shape (use this pattern if you like ) onto a sheet of green construction paper. If drawing freehand, draw three hearts with a stem. Older children can cut this out themselves. For the younger set, you can cut it out for them. Rip or cut up the green tissue paper into small bits, about 1 inch square.

For younger children

Have them crumple up the bits of tissue paper. Put a little glue into a glue pot or margarine lid for each child. Have each child dip one of the crumpled bits of tissue paper into the glue, and place on the cut out shamrock shape. Alternatively, you can put a layer of glue directly on the shamrock shape, one shamrock leaf at a time. This method creates less mess than dipping individual pieces into the glue.

For older kids

Using a pencil with a new eraser, place the eraser in the center of the tissue paper square. Twist the tissue paper around the eraser and then press the eraser onto the construction paper. Lift the pencil out of the tissue paper, leaving it on the shamrock. Continue until the shamrock shape is full of tissue. Glue a piece of yarn, string or ribbon to the back to hang your shamrock. Special thanks to Samantha Rivet of Ontario, Canada for this craft idea!

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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