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Shamrock Pins

Make Saint Patrick's Day Pins - St. Patrick's Day is coming up and I wanted to have the seniors make something they could wear for the day. I decided to make shamrock pins.


  • 140 lb watercolor paper

  • Watercolors (green light, green dark)

  • Watercolor brushes #6 (small)

  • Water containers

  • Black permanent markers (medium)

  • Scissors

  • Pin backings (Michael's)

  • Hot Glue or Tacky Glue

  • Picture of a Shamrock


  1. Cut shamrock shapes from the paper big enough for the pin backing 3" x 3"

  2. Introduce the the history of St. Patrick's Day/Significance of the Shamrock

  3. With pencil have them put a dot in the center of each 3" x 3" square of paper

  4. From the dot make 3 heart shapes, filling the paper

  5. Draw a shamrock stem in between two hearts

  6. Trace the shamrock drawing with the permanent marker

  7. Fill the shamrock with light green paint

  8. Cut out the shamrock leaving an 1/8" border

  9. Flip over and put name on back near outer edge of shamrock

  10. Flip back over and apply the darker green paint to just the center of the shamrock brushing outward.

  11. Put a dot of glue in the center where the dot is

  12. Apply a pinch of green glitter

  13. Flip over and apply glue strip to back of shamrock

  14. Adhere pin backing

  15. Let dry

  16. Encourage them to give extra pins to a loved one or friend

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