I love activities that combine a fun craft with an essential skill. This Shamrock Lacing Craft is the perfect example of a double duty activity. Kids will create an eye catching shamrock while working on those all important fine motor skills. This St. Patrick’s Day craft does require some adult assistance, but kids get to do all the fun lacing!
Shamrock Lacing Craft
You will need:
How to make a Shamrock Lacing Craft
To make this fun St. Patrick’s day craft, start by folding a white paper plate in half. Most paper plates have a ridged boarder. Trace this border to form the inside circle. Using a pencil, draw half a shamrock in the middle. When you do so, make sure to connect the bottom of the shamrock with the border.
Cut out the shamrock shape with scissors, leaving the stem intact.
Keeping the plate folded in half, use the hole punch to punch holes around the entire inside of the plate and on the edge of the shamrock.
Now comes the fun part for kids – the lacing! Have them start with the red yarn and push it through the bottom left hole. Make a knot to secure the yarn. Then lace it through the holes in the shamrock to the holes around the boarder. If you warp the end of the yarn with a piece of tape it will prevent the yarn from fraying while your child is lacing.
Repeat this same process with the orange, yellow, green, blue and purple yarns to form a rainbow.
Secure each color end with a knot on the backside on the plate.
Now your shamrock lacing craft is complete!
These shamrocks look so pretty hung in a window to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Looking for more fun activities to do with your kids? I highly recommend KiwiCo, which you can enjoy no matter the weather. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo.
Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution. Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
If you enjoyed this Shamrock Lacing Craft, be sure to check out: