How to Make Shamrock Paintings with Preschoolers

We love celebrating St. Patrick's Day, especially with fun crafts and activities. You might already be saving empty egg cartons for Easter activities. Recycle one for this shamrock painting activity for St. Patrick's Day. You can even make a four-leaf clover!

Shamrock painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit

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Shamrock painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit


Supplies needed for the Shamrock Painting Activity:
  • green paint
  • egg carton
  • green marker
  • paint brush


Instructions for Shamrock Painting Activity

Shamrock painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit

1. Cut three sections
from the egg carton so the three cups remained attached.

2. Press firmly in green paint. Wiggle the egg cups around to coat thoroughly with paint.

Shamrock painting activity for preschoolers - Preschool Toolkit

3. Press egg carton stamp
onto paper.

4. Wiggle your fingers as you press down to spread the paint around a bit, forming the petals of the shamrock.

5. Complete the shamrock with a stem using a marker or paintbrush.

Four-leaf clover option: separate 4 egg carton cups for the stamp instead of 3.


Decorate your home or classroom with lots of shamrocks to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!


More shamrock activities from kid-friendly bloggers!

Shamrock Art Project from The Resourceful Mama

Pipe Cleaner Shamrock from Gift of Curiosity

Mosaic Paper Shamrocks from Happiness is Homemade

Shamrock Window Craft from Hands On As We Grow



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