Get ready for St. Patricks day with this easy rainbow shamrock craft for kids. Oil pastels make this rainbow shamrock so vibrant and colorful, it will brighten up any space! My daughter and I had so much fun with this project, we each made 2. Kids will love making their rainbow in the shape of a shamrock and using oil pastels is always fun. We have our rainbow shamrocks hanging up on our art wall and they are so bright and cheerful. I made a free shamrock template for you as part of my free printable resource library to make this project even easier. Just click here to get your template.
Make your own rainbow shamrock craft
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1. Start by printing out your shamrock template which you can get by clicking here to get access to my free printable resource library. You can either cut out your shamrock and use that template to trace onto cardstock or simply print onto white cardstock and cut it out. Depending on the age of the child, they might need help to cut out their shamrock shape.
2. Arrange your oil pastels into the colors of the rainbow. I found that it was easiest for my daughter when we took the colors and placed them in order of a rainbow. She could easily tell which color to use next.
3. Have your kids start with a red oil pastel and color all the way around their shamrock, leaving the stem white for now. Continue on with the rest of the colors. If there is space left when they reach purple, they can start again at red. I think it looks pretty cool to have the rainbow colors twice!
4. Once they are done all the rainbow colors, kids can color in the stem. We chose a darker green for our shamrock stem, but any color would work.
This rainbow shamrock craft looks so bright and cheerful hanging up on the wall! Rainbow art projects are always fun to make and this shamrock craft is the perfect project for St. Patricks Day and a great way to let a little spring color in after a long winter. Kids will love making their shamrock rainbows with oil pastels.
Spring crafts are always so bright and cheerful, take a look at this gorgeous Cherry Blossom Painting With Cotton Balls and this Monet Water Lilies Art Project with watercolors and oil pastels for more spring inspiration!
Follow my St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities Pinterest board and my Spring Arts & Crafts for Kids Pinterest board for more awesome ideas!
If you haven’t already, grab your free shamrock template here and get access to my free printable resource library.
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