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

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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…

3D Paper Shamrocks

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks

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  4. Deirdre Cunningham says:

    These look so pretty… but they’re not Shamrocks.
    These are Clover. As in 4-leaf clover. Shamrocks have 3 leaves. As in the Holy Trinity!!!!!
    Guaranteed to annoy all Irish people!

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