Paper Plate Shamrock

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Paper Plate Shamrock

Help kids learn to celebrate St Patrick’s Day by making this paper plate shamrock. Even though there is painting, cutting and sticking involved, this paper plate shamrock is easy to make.

Read on for how to make this easy, yet cute paper plate shamrock.

As a teaching moment, you can explain to children why we associate shamrocks with St Patrick’s Day. The answer is: It is traditional symbol of Saint Patrick’s Day.

“Shamrock” is the common name for several different kinds of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland.

The shamrock was chosen Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

The Irish have considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols since earliest times, and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck.

Paper Plate Shamrock Materials:

3 small paper plates
Green paint
Green glitter glue
Sticky tape
Green card

Paper Plate Shamrock Instructions:

Paint the front of the plates green and leave to dry.

Cut out a ‘v’ shape from the edge of each plate and draw on a central vein with glitter glue. Use the photo below to help.

Paper plate shamrock detail

When the plates are dry, arrange them into a shamrock shape and glue or tape together. Glue or tape on a green card rectangle as a stem.

Enjoy your St Patrick’s day together whether you make this paper plate shamrock or not.

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