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Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

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This cute Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame is a really fun and easy to make St. Patrick’s Day Kids Craft Project!

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake FrameThumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

This is a really fun and easy kids craft project!

You can easily swap out the graphic in the middle to use this craft idea for any holiday or special occasion during the year!

It would work well for preschool, kindergarten, or early elementary aged kids.

For younger kids, you’d need to provide a bit more assistance, while the older kids could show their creativity with more independence.

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake FrameMaterials Needed

White paper
Wood Craft Colored Sticks – I included a link to the pre-colored sticks, for simplicity and ease of use. If you have extra paint on hand, or are making multiple of these, it might be more frugal to purchase plain craft sticks and paint them yourself. It would add an extra step to the process, but if you click the links you’ll see that 750 plain sticks is less expensive than 150 colored sticks.
craft paint or washable paint
scissors
glue or glue gun with glue – whichever you have on hand. PLEASE exercise caution if using a glue gun near children:)
yarn

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

Dip your child’s thumb or finger in the paint. 

Press down the finger onto the paper to create a heart shape. 

Do this 3 times, slightly overlapping each heart, this will create a shamrock. (refer to photo above). 

Sprinkle glitter onto the painted shamrock while it is still wet.

It will adhere when the paint dries!

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

Arrange the craft sticks by color of the rainbow 3 on the top and 3 on the bottom.

 Place two craft sticks on each side and glue them together.

I used my glue gun for this, because it’s what I had on hand.

If making at school or for a kids party, craft glue would work fine, and be safer with small children around.

You could always glue the sticks ahead of time as well, and let the kids use their glue for the steps remaining.

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

Cut the Shamrock from the paper, glue it onto the back of the frame.

Glue a piece of yarn onto the back to hang!

It’s a fun kids craft project to do together, and y’all know I love keepsakes involving thumbprints, handprints, and footprints.

They don’t stay little very long 🙂

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

Yield: 6

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • White paper
  • Wood Craft Colored Sticks
  • craft paint or washable paint
  • glue or glue gun with glue
  • yarn

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

Dip your child’s thumb or finger in the paint. 

Press down the finger onto the paper to create a heart shape. 

Do this 3 times, slightly overlapping each heart, this will create a shamrock. 

Sprinkle glitter onto the painted shamrock while it is still wet.

It will adhere when the paint dries!

Arrange the craft sticks by color of the rainbow 3 on the top and 3 on the bottom. 

Place two craft sticks on each side and glue them together.

I used my glue gun for this, because it’s what I had on hand.

If making at school or for a kids party, craft glue would work fine, and be safer with small children around.

You could always glue the sticks ahead of time as well, and let the kids use their glue for the steps remaining.

Cut the Shamrock from the paper, glue it onto the back of the frame.

Glue a piece of yarn onto the back to hang!

It’s a fun kids craft project to do together!

Did you make this project?

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Originally Posted 3/16/15

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