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Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project

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This Shamrock Magnet is a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft Project for kids!

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft ProjectShamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project

It can be so much fun to celebrate holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day, with children by making fun craft projects.

While they may not understand fully the original purpose of the holiday, most usually do know and enjoy the traditions of the day, such as wearing green, leprechauns that grant wishes, shamrocks are for “good luck”, or certain foods that your family eats each year on March 17.

This can be a great opportunity to explain what the holiday is about, and the activity can be adjusted for several age categories!

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft ProjectMaterials Needed: 
Dark green craft felt (If you get an assortment of colors, save them for future holidays!)
Light green craft foam
Sequins or button
Hot glue gun or tacky glue
Round magnet or small cut piece of magnetic strip
Scissors

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project

Free hand cut a large shamrock from the dark green craft felt. (Alternate options: Use a free printable pattern, a shamrock cut out, or I had a shamrock decoration from the dollar store here. I put the decoration on a piece of paper, traced around it, cut it out, placed it on some felt, traced it on, and cut it out. I cut inside the traced line so it didn’t show).

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft ProjectCut a similar shamrock from the light green craft foam, only make this one slightly smaller as it will be placed on top of the large one and you want to create a 3D type look.

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft ProjectHot glue the smaller shamrock onto the larger shamrock. Then hot glue the sequins into the center.

Let the shamrock set for about 5 minutes to ensure the glue has dried.

Flip the shamrock over and glue the magnet onto the back.

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft ProjectOnce dry, hang the magnet on the fridge or your child’s school locker!

*For younger kids, you’ll need to do more of the work, perhaps have the shamrocks pre-cut and let them assemble. For older kids, they can do more of the work. Great classroom idea for the kids to take home as a party favor!

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Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project

Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • Dark green craft felt
  • Light green craft foam
  • Sequins or button
  • Hot glue gun or tacky glue
  • Round magnet or small cut piece of magnetic strip

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

Free hand cut a large shamrock from the dark green craft felt. (Alternate options: Use a free printable pattern, a shamrock cut out, or I had a shamrock decoration from the dollar store here. I put the decoration on a piece of paper, traced around it, cut it out, placed it on some felt, traced it on, and cut it out. I cut inside the traced line so it didn’t show).

Cut a similar shamrock from the light green craft foam, only make this one slightly smaller as it will be placed on top of the large one and you want to create a 3D type look.

Hot glue the smaller shamrock onto the larger shamrock. Then hot glue the sequins into the center.

Let the shamrock set for about 5 minutes to ensure the glue has dried.

Flip the shamrock over and glue the magnet onto the back.

Once dry, hang the magnet on the fridge or your child’s school locker!

Notes

*For younger kids, you’ll need to do more of the work, perhaps have the shamrocks pre-cut and let them assemble. For older kids, they can do more of the work. Great classroom idea for the kids to take home as a party favor!

Did you make this project?

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Don’t miss these additional fun St Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes here at When Is Dinner:

Original Post Updated: 2/14/20

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