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Coffee Filter Shamrock Craft

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This coffee filter shamrock is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids of all ages.

They are easy to make, use common craft supplies and only take about 20 minutes. Use our printable shamrock craft template to easily cut them out.

I love how many different things you can make and decorate with them when finished! 

Looking for more coffee filter crafts? Check out this coffee filter leprechaun and this coffee filter rainbow.

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St. Patrick’s Day Coffee Filter Shamrock Craft

These easy shamrocks are the perfect inexpensive St. Patrick’s Day craft project to make at home, as a family, or at school for a simple art center activity. 

They require only a few simple supplies, are quick to make and can be used to make a variety of fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed decorations.

Preschoolers and kindergartners will practice fine motor skills as they color the coffee filters. Elementary school aged children can practice folding and cutting with scissors.

Children will love spraying these coffee filters with water and watching the colors blend too.

Completed rainbow colored coffee filter shamrock hanging in sunny, snowy window.

Create a fun St. Patrick’s Day garland to hang on the wall, mantel, or across the window by stringing several along a length of twine or string.

Another cute idea is to attach them to green pipe cleaners and stick them in a vase for a lovely homemade centerpiece. 

Or they can also be placed in a window for a beautiful green or rainbow-colored suncatcher!

Coffee Filter Shamrock Craft Supplies:

How to Make Coffee Filter Shamrocks:

Start by flattening out round coffee filters. Draw on them with washable markers in a variety of patterns or simply lightly color the entire area.

Round coffee filter colored with a variety of green markers. Markers and small spritz bottle set near filter paper.

Let kids use whatever colors they want, but here are a few suggestions. For mostly green shamrocks, use a variety of green and yellow markers.

Overhead view of round coffee filter colored in a rainbow pattern. Markers and water spray bottle are next to the filter.

You can also shade your coffee filter in red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue markers to make a rainbow colored shamrock.

Place the colored coffee filter on a paper plate, sheet of parchment paper, craft mat or large zipper baggie and spray with water.

White girl's hand holding small spritz bottle and spraying rainbow colored coffee filter with water. A wet green colored coffee filter is farther in the back.

Have fun watching the magic of the colors move and blend! Then set the wet coffee filters aside to dry.

These may require additional drying time depending on how much water is sprayed on them during the blending stage.

Once your coffee filter is dry, it’s time to cut out your coffee filter shamrock!

Overhead view of a pencil, red handle scissors, cut out shamrock template, and round green colored coffee filter.

Print out the shamrock template (file 127 in our free printable resource library) and cut out the shamrocks.

Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes. The smaller size was used for the shamrocks in these photos.

Use a pencil to trace the shamrock shape onto the coffee filter and cut it out.

Rainbow colored coffee filter shamrock shape laying next to round filter with cut out in the middle.

You could also prep this project ahead by cutting the coffee filters into shamrock shapes prior to tie dyeing them with markers.  

That’s it! Hang them in the window or use in other creative ways to make colorful homemade decorations.

Finished rainbow and green coffee filter shamrocks laying on top of craft mat next to small plastic shamrocks.

Get the FREE Printable Shamrock Craft Template

More St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids:

Completed rainbow colored coffee filter shamrock hanging in sunny, snowy window.

Coffee Filter Shamrock Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make these coffee filter shamrocks for an easy Saint Patrick's craft for kids!

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Water Spray Bottle (for color blending)
  • Paper Plate, parchment paper, ziploc bag or craft mat

Instructions

  1. Start by flattening out round coffee filters. Draw on them with washable markers in a variety of patterns or simply lightly color the entire area.
  2. Place the colored coffee filter on a paper plate, sheet of parchment paper, craft mat or large zipper baggie and spray with water.
  3. Have fun watching the magic of the colors move and blend! Then set the wet coffee filters aside to dry. These may require additional drying time depending on how much water is sprayed on them during the blending stage.
  4. Once your coffee filter is dry, it’s time to cut out your coffee filter shamrock!
  5. Print out the shamrock template (file 127 in our free printable resource library) and cut out the shamrocks. Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes. The smaller size was used for the shamrocks in these photos.
  6. Use a pencil to trace the shamrock shape onto the coffee filter and cut it out.
  7. That’s it! Hang them in the window or use in other creative ways to make colorful homemade decorations.

Notes

You could also prep this project ahead by cutting the coffee filters into shamrock shapes prior to tie dyeing them with markers.

Let kids use whatever colors they want, but here are a few suggestions. For mostly green shamrocks, use a variety of green and yellow markers.

You can also shade your coffee filter in red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue markers to make a rainbow colored shamrock.

Did you make this project?

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