A fun and easy idea for kids and even toddlers is marshmallow shamrock painting. It’s the perfect St. Patrick’s day craft project. The kids will have fun making lots and lots of shamrocks.
Aren’t these marshmallow shamrock paintings adorable?
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun time to celebrate the coming of spring and all things green. We love to get into the spirit of the holiday and dress in green and do some fun St. Patrick’s Day themed crafts and activities. We decided to add some shamrock painting to our list!
Having kids want to participate meant we wanted to find something fun for them. And, who wouldn’t have fun painting shamrocks with marshmallows!?!?
You can use mini-marshmallows or regular sized marshmallows for your shamrocks. You can even switch up the shades of green for your paintings. One fun idea is to make several three-leafed clovers and hide ONE four-leafed clover in your picture!!
HOW TO CREATE MARSHMALLOW SHAMROCK PAINTINGS
Cardstock or construction paper
Paper plate or paint pallet
Green acrylic or tempera paint
It’s important to use cardstock or construction paper for this craft as regular paper is too thin. Using something such as copy paper will cause it to curl, which is no fun.
Squeeze some green paint onto your paper plate or pallet. Grab your marshmallow and squeeze it between your thumb and forefinger and dip it into green paint. Press it onto the paper like a stamp.
Let the leaves of the shamrock overlap some when you’re stamping the marshmallows. Use a paintbrush to make the stem of the clover on each one.
Use your shamrock paintings to create cards, wall art, or a school project to reinforce a lesson! Painting with the marshmallows is also an excellent sensory activity and helps reinforce the lesson by engaging multiple senses as well.