Thursday, March 9, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Crafts: Simple Shamrock Angels

Here's a quick and easy St. Patrick's Day craft that anyone can do. I used to make these paper shamrock angels (also called Leprechaun Angels!) in my classroom and they looked so cute 'flying' around the windows. They don't take much time and you don't need many supplies.


If you want to make your own shamrock angel, follow the simple steps below!


You Will Need:

-green construction paper
-white construction paper
-peach or light pink construction paper (optional)
-glue sticks
-markers
-scissors for cutting
-a pencil for tracing
-stickers for decorating (optional)

Step 1.  First, you'll need a shamrock pattern (a shamrock to trace).  You can use any shamrock pattern you want.  In my classroom I had a huge shamrock pattern, but that isn't really feasible to share on the internet, so I used a smaller one for this purpose. I got my shamrock template here.  If you don't like this one, you can print other ones for free off the internet or draw your own.

Gather your patterns and supplies

Step 2.  Trace 2 shamrocks, one on the green paper, and one on the white paper.


Step 3.  Cut out your two shamrocks (teacher's trick- if you're good and your paper isn't too thick, just stack the green and white paper together, cutting through both pieces at once and creating your two shamrocks all in one shot).  Save the scraps from the white shamrock to use later!


Step 4.  Cut the sides off of the green shamrock, leaving somewhat of a pear shape down the middle.



Step 5.  Turn the green shamrock upside down so the stem is pointed up.  Place your white shamrock underneath it, lining up the stems. If your paper doesn't line up perfectly, that's fine, you can trim the edges!


Step 6.  Trim the stems of the white and green shamrocks so they are a tad bit shorter.  This will be the "neck" of your angel.  Be sure to leave enough to glue the head to.


Step 7.  Glue the white and green shamrocks together, like the picture shows.  You can bend the white paper a bit to make it look more like wings.

You can trim the paper any way you need to.
Step 8.  Now your angel needs a head!  Using the scraps from the white shamrock, cut out a circle shape for your head.  You can draw on hair with your markers or use the white scraps to make hair, too. You can also use peach or light pink construction paper to make a head, if you happen to have that color on hand.


Step 9.  Draw a face on your head, then glue it to your shamrock body.  You can also draw arms or feet on your angel, if you like!


There's your angel! You can decorate the wings or the body any way you like. We used stickers on the wings and made a belt and other decorations with construction paper.


Are they 'Shamrock Angels' or 'Leprechaun Angels?' You decide!


For more fun St. Patrick's Day crafts, check out my post on Simple Paper Plate Rainbows, Rainbow Cupcakes or Rainbow Rice Sensory Bins!

Here are some of my favorite St. Patrick's Day books from Amazon, in case you want to read some cute stories to your angels when you're done. Affiliate links below.





9 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I teach preschool and this would make a great preschool craft!

    Mickey mybashfullife.com

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    1. Thanks! Feel free to share on your site with a link back, if you like! Or if you make them, let me know how they turn out!

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  2. OMG. that is SOO cute! my daughter would LOVE to make these. love, love, love!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Alyssa! I'm sure you'll have the most fashionable angel on the block!

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  3. These are super cute. I've been looking for a craft, and this is perfect.

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    1. Thanks, Shann! I hope you make them! Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Very cute! Easy enough to do, and I have all the materials on hand!

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    1. Thanks, Ai! I hope you give them a try.

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