This St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Lacing Craft is a fun way to get kids practising their fine motor skills as they thread and sew a colourful rainbow shamrock leaf. This shamrock craft for kids is made from a paper plate and rainbow yarn so it’s really easy and budget friendly to make.
This paper plate shamrock craft can be hung up like a mobile or popped in the window as a suncatcher. Wherever you choose to display them I’m sure you’ll agree they’re a colourful additional to your St Patrick’s Day decorations an super fun for kids to make.
Regular readers will know how much we love paper plate crafts and ready coloured green plates make this rainbow shamrock craft a doddle to set up. You can have everything ready for your kids to enjoy lacing and threading in just minutes!
Why not team this St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Lacing Craft up with some of our other St Patrick’s Day Crafts and activities? We love:
- Edible St Patrick’s Day Sensory Play
- Rainbow Sponge Painting
- Leprechaun Masks
- Oil Pastel Rainbow Shamrocks from Projects With Kids
St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Lacing Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make A St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Craft:
How To Make A Paper Plate Shamrock Threading Craft
1 – Using pencil sketch a lucky shamrock shape onto the underside of your green paper plate. It could be a three or four leaf shamrock.
2 – When you’re happy with the shape, cut it out without cutting through the rim of the paper plate.
3 – Use a single hole puncher to make threading holes all around the outside of the paper plate shamrock.
4 – To start threading St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Lacing Craft cut a length of rainbow yarn and sticky tape it onto the underside of the green paper plate.
5 – Now kids can thread the yarn back and forth between the holes to make a colourful rainbow shamrock leaf. (If you don’t have rainbow yarn you could easily use a selection of individual rainbow colours instead.
6 – When you get to the end of your thread sticky tape it to the underside of your paper plate.
7 – Top Tip- If your children are finding it tricky to thread the yarn through the holes wrap a piece of sticky tape around the end of the thread. This makes it more rigid and easier to lace.
Print the instructions below: