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Foam Shamrock Crafts

Foam Shamrock Crafts

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The shamrock has long been used to explain the Trinity and even Saint Patrick is said to have used the three-leaved plant to teach the then pagan Irish about the three persons of God.   

Wearing & displaying shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have come to symbolize Saint Patrick’s Day.

Use foam shamrock shapes and embellishments to create ornaments for a seasonal tree or wreath, lapel pins, magnets, or bookmarks.

This craft is easy enough for kids and the variations of designs are infinite therefore interesting to a wide range of ages. 


Foam Shamrock Crafts



  • Foam clovers, assorted colors and sizes
  • Craft foam, assorted shades of green
  • Green glitter foam
  • White & green foam heart stickers (glitter & plain)
  • Trim: rick-rack, lace, ribbon
  • Embellishments: buttons (green & white), lady bugs, pompoms, etc.
  • Thin white ribbon for hanger
  • Tie tack pin backs
  • Magnets

Also Needed

  • Scissors
  • Foam glue
  • Heart punch, assorted sizes
  • Paint brush or cotton swab


The craft projects in the post are all based on the same basic design.  Instead of doing a step-by-step tutorial I am going to post a few simple directions then I am going to post a number of photos with design variations.

  1. The base shamrock is reinforced by backing with green (use a different shade than the base) or white craft foam or by adding foam hearts or smaller shamrocks (use a different color than the base) to the front of the project.
  2. The center of the shamrock is embellished with a bow and topped with a button or ladybug.
  3. It is important to get a flat bow for the center.  Otherwise the center embellishment will not lay flat.  To get a flat bow do not pull the ends tight.  Leave the bow loosely tied and then flatten the center.
  4. A ladybug may be added to a leaf for extra interest. 
  5. Other tips are included in the caption of each photo.


  • When applying glue spread it on with a cotton swab. 

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.   

Please take a moment to leave a comment and rate this post.

Thanks again. 

Melba a.k.a. buggalcrafts 


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