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St. Patrick’s Day Craft: How to make Paper Shamrocks

Learn how to make these adorable Paper Shamrocks. They are a fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft that the kids can help with too. Just a few simple supplies is all you need.

How to make paper shamrocks

These Paper Shamrocks are easy enough for the kiddos to help with too! While they are similar to the Valentine’s Day Paper Hearts, they are also different, so I have put together a lot of step-by-step photos and instructions for you!, let me show you how to make Paper Shamrocks!

Note – I do realize that shamrocks are traditionally 3 heart shapes and these are 4 leaf clovers. We did try to make them with only 3 hearts, and they weren’t balanced enough to hang. You can certainly make them with just 3 using the same steps below. Either way I think they are adorable and make a fun, easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft to brighten your home or office.

Shamrocks made with paper

Let’s gather our supplies…

Supplies to make paper shamrocks

How to make Paper Shamrocks


Cut paper into strips

Step 1

For each Shamrock you will need…

  • 4 strips of paper – 1 inch wide by 12 inches long
  • 4 strips of paper – 1 inch wide by 10 inches long
  • Stem – 1 strip of paper – 1 inch wide by 12 inches long

Fold strips of paper in half

Step 2

  • Fold the 12 inch pieces in half, wrong sides together
  • Fold the 10 inch pieces in half, right sides together

Make 4 hearts for shamrocks

Step 3

  • Start with the 12 inch strips and glue the ends together, right sides together to form a heart shape

Add the inside piece of paper

Step 4

  • Now take the 10 inch strip of paper and glue one end to the inside of the larger heart, wrong sides together

Inside strip of paper attached

Step 5

  • Now glue the other side, wrong sides together

Paper hearts with inside strips

Step 6

  • Secure the 2 hearts together at the bottom point with a glue dot

Curl the stem with a pencil

Step 7

  • For the stem, fold a 12 inch strip of paper in half and secure with glue
  • Using a pencil, slightly curl the stem, if desired

Attach hearts together to create shamrock

Step 8

Now it’s time to assemble all the pieces.

  • First, cut a piece of twine and attach it between 2 of the hearts with a glue dot and then attach the 2 hearts together
  • Then for the bottom, attach the stem with a glue dot and then attach the 2 hearts together

Paper Shamrocks

Step 9

  • Attach the 2 sets together with glue and hang

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Hang the paper shamrocks with twine

Learn how to make these adorable Paper Shamrocks! A fun St. Patrick's Day Craft that the kids can help with too! Just a few simple supplies needed! Pin to your St. Patrick's Day Board!

Fun and easy…wouldn’t you say? You may also like the 3D Paper Shamrocks…

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  1. c’est vraiment joli j’adore et on utilise nos masking tape !!

  2. Joyce Miles says:

    I tried to download the instructions for the Paper Strip Shamrocks and could not get it to download printable instuctions. I love the idea and the look of the Shamrocks and the Hearts also.

  3. They are cute, but they are not shamrocks.

    Shamrocks have 3 leaves.

    Four-leaved clovers are a different plant and nothing to do with St Patrick. Sorry.

    1. Hi Azarna, so glad you like them! Yes I’m aware they are not really shamrocks, I did make a note of that in the post.

      1. Yes you did Liz, and those who enjoy decorating for this season love them! My scouts made them last night and you’re right, they balanced perfect with their 4 lucky clover leaves!

    2. Not nce. This craft is adorable and my kids loved it! PS…..if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything…Life Lesson

  4. Thanks so much for blogging a craft that’s kid friendly but not too kiddy. Always looking for crafts for my scouts to do that they can bring home and have the parents actually happy to decorate their house with….there can only be so much glitter in the house!

    1. I’m so excited you liked them Kylene and that your scout troop can have fun making them too.

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  6. These are too cute!!! Little Buddy and I may have to make some of these and decorate our school room and get in the Shamrock spirit a bit!
    Love them!
    Robyn xo

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