Shamrock Craft for Kids – Bleeding Art Tissue Paper

We loved our last bleeding art tissue paper craft so much that we wanted to do it again!  This time we tried it out for a cute little shamrock craft for kids.  I love the way the different greens all blend and create a marbled look.

Shamrock Craft for Kids

This is another easy craft for kids that doesn’t take much time at all.  Just the way we like it.

Shamrock Craft for Kids

For this craft you will need:

  • White Vinegar
  • White Card stock Paper (or paper plates)
  • Green kid-safe Paints
  • White Construction Paper
  • Plastic Fork
  • Circle Paper Punch 1-2 inch (<–Affiliate Link)
  • Bleeding Art Tissue Paper (<– Affiliate Link)

The first step is one of the most fun for my kids.  Punching the circles from the card stock paper.  Let them punch away.  It’s great for building hand strength and fine motor skills.

While they are punching the paper out, choose a few different shades of green from your bleeding art tissue paper.  Tear those into little pieces and let them place the pieces around on top of the circles.

bleeding art tissue paper craft

Fill up a bowl or measuring cup with vinegar and let them use the dropper to drip vinegar onto the tissue paper.  TIP – For our last project we used water.  I think the vinegar helps the color to bleed through more vibrantly. Let the tissue paper colors soak into the circles for 5-10 minutes then remove them.

dropping water on bleeding art tissue paper

bleeding art tissue paper circles

After the circles have dried somewhat, show your child how to arrange the circles to form a shamrock.  Then let them do their own! Once they have placed some shamrocks on their paper, let them use a q-tip, paintbrush or even their finger to draw the stems.  We used a plastic fork to paint on the grass.

bleeding art tissue paper

And that’s it!  A simple and cute shamrock craft for kids!

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Elyn MacInnis - February 20, 2015

What a great idea! I love how you used a plastic fork to make the grass – that is perfect.

    Jennifer Dickison - February 21, 2015

    Thank you so much! We love using forks to paint!

Corrinna - February 20, 2015

What a cute and fun craft for the kids! Your daughter is so cute peeking over her picture with her little green fingers 🙂

    Jennifer Dickison - February 21, 2015

    We both had pretty green fingers after this!

Christine Gallagher - February 21, 2015

Love this and the fork idea is just genius thanks for sharing

Laura @Lalymom - February 26, 2015

Oh my goodness, this is so awesome! What a cool idea and cute use for punched circles! And thank you for linking to me, that was so kind. Pinning and sticking around to browse!

    Jennifer Dickison - February 26, 2015

    Thank you so much for stopping by and pinning!

Cynthia - March 8, 2015

Fabulous! What a really cute kids craft idea for St. Patrick’s Day!

    Jennifer Dickison - March 10, 2015

    Thank you!

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