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In this post I’m sharing a simple tutorial for how to make a pipe cleaner shamrock. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, this is a perfect little craft to celebrate the holiday while also working on fine motor skills. Or simply use these pipe cleaner shamrocks to decorate your home, school, or office!
Note: This and other St. Patrick’s Day ideas can be found on my St. Patrick’s Day activities for kids page and my St. Patrick’s Day printables page.
To make your pipe cleaner shamrock, start with a 12″ green pipe cleaner.
Bend 1.5″ off the end of the pipe cleaner to make the shamrock stem.
Using just less than 3.5″ of pipe cleaner, make a loop and twist it around the initial bend in the pipe cleaner to help it hold.
Using just less than 3.5″ of additional pipe cleaner, make a second loop and again twist it around the stem.
Bend the remaining part of the pipe cleaner into a loop and gently twist the end around the stem to lock it into place. Now you have the basis for your three shamrock leaves.
Gently push the in the middle of all three leaves in order to give them the characteristic heart shape of the shamrock leaves.
And that is how you make a pipe cleaner shamrock!
More St. Patrick’s Day ideas for kids
More St. Patrick’s Day posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Books about St. Patrick’s Day
- Magic leprechaun rocks
- St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin
- Build a 3D rainbow
- Rainbow do-a-dot printable
- Magic fizzing shamrocks
- St. Patrick’s Day Printables Pack
- St. Patrick’s Day do-a-dot printables
- St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages
For more St. Patrick’s activity ideas, check out my St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids page and my St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board.
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