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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
- 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.
- 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.
- The center of the shamrock is embellished with a bow and topped with a button or ladybug.
- 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.
- A ladybug may be added to a leaf for extra interest.
- 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.
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Melba a.k.a. buggalcrafts