Every time we make suncatchers there’s never any sun. Ever. Our St Patrick’s Day shamrock suncatchers we made today were no exception. Still the Little Tots had fun making them and throwing glitter around the playroom.

This was a quick and simple craft but they look really effective despite the lack of sun today.

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Firstly I drew a shamrock outline using a template from Twinkl onto the card…or if you have any talent you could free hand (warning Shamrocks are deceptively hard to get right!).


Next I cut out the middle carefully leaving the middle to one side as we used this for another shamrock craft. Then I covered the card with contact paper and peel back and turn over to reveal a sticky surface.


The stickiness of this made a great sensory tool as well for little hands who all immediately touched it before sticking anything to it. This made a lot of mess for such a quick craft activity and I’m sure I’ll be hoovering up glitter for the next few weeks.


Once finished I cut around the shamrock outline leaving a gap of green card and stuck to the window. Whilst waiting to see if the sun would come out we made use of the shamrock shape I cut out of the middle and yes you guessed it, covered these in glitter and sequins as well.

st patricks shamrock sun catchers

The sun very nearly came out so this was the best photo I could get of them. Don’t they look beautiful?


More St Patrick’s Day Ideas:

Still stuck for inspiration? I’ve rounded up some of my favourite St Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids.

st patrick's day craft shamrock suncatchers


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