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Shamrock Tissue Paper Suncatcher Craft

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This shamrock tissue paper suncatcher is the perfect Saint Patrick’s Day craft for kids of nearly all ages. It is ideal for preschoolers and kindergartners!

It is simple to make, inexpensive and makes a beautiful window decoration. Just look at how the light shines right through the paper to give it a faux stained glass look!

This easy shamrock craft makes a wonderful decorative addition to any classroom, virtual school or homeschool space.

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Top shows two completed shamrock suncatchers. The left one is in different shades of green and the right one is rainbow colored. Middle has white and black text on a green background that says Shamrock Suncatchers St. Patrick's Craft for Kids. Bottom shows an in process shot of gluing green tissue paper squares to shamrock template.

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St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Suncatcher

These shamrock suncatchers use just a few common craft supplies and only take about 20 minutes to complete.

It’s a quick, easy and economical craft to include in an art center during St. Patrick’s Day-themed activities.

Making these tissue paper crafts are a fun fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten-aged children that provides practice with cutting and gluing.

White child's hand gluing different shades of green tissue paper cut into squares onto printable shamrock template.

Older children will also find this to be a quick and enjoyable craft that they can complete on their own.

It’s also a great craft project if you want the kids to craft with minimal mess.

Prep ahead by cutting tissue paper into one inch squares. You can also buy pre-cut tissue paper squares for a quick and easy project. 

Younger children could also rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and older children could cut their own squares.

Challenge older children to create a “rainbow” suncatcher by gluing red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple tissue paper in a rainbow pattern.

Tissue paper rainbow shamrock suncatcher in a brightly lit window.

If you don’t have tissue paper on hand, you can still use the printable shamrock craft template for a variety of other projects. 

For example, kids can color or paint the shamrocks. Kids could also use green sequins or pom poms to decorate their shamrocks. 

Or you can simply use the template to trace and cut out shamrocks on green construction paper.

Shamrock Suncatcher Craft Supplies:

How to Make a Shamrock Tissue Paper Suncatcher:

First you will need to download and print out our printable shamrock craft template. (It is file 127 in our free printable resource library.) 

Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes for use in a variety of projects. The largest size was used for the suncatchers in these photos.

Shamrock template printout laying on craft table with scissors, tissue paper, and glue around it.

I recommend using regular printer paper for this project. The light will shine through plain printer paper easier than cardstock.

Next you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares or purchase pre-cut tissue paper squares.

Pieces of cut up green tissue paper scattered on the left side of shamrock template. White child's hand gluing tissue paper to the shamrock.

Use greens and yellows for a more traditional look or rainbow colors for a rainbow suncatcher. 

Tissue paper squares arranged in rainbow order around printable shamrock template covered in glued on tissue paper.

Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire shamrock shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.

Set the suncatchers aside to dry.

Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.

Two finished shamrock suncatchers cut out from template. Left one in various shades of green and the right one is rainbow.

Use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade St. Patrick’s Day decoration you can enjoy again, year after year!

Green tissue paper shamrock suncatcher in sunny window.

Now your pretty faux stained glass tissue paper shamrock suncatcher is ready to hang in the window and enjoy! 

Use these removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them around your home.

More Suncatcher Crafts:

Get the Free Shamrock Craft Template

More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts:

Shamrock Suncatcher Craft

Shamrock Suncatcher Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These tissue paper shamrock suncatchers are a quick and easy Saint Patrick's Day craft for kids. They make bright and colorful window decorations!

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (optional)
  • Scotch(R) Removable Wall Mounting Tabs (optional)

Instructions

  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable shamrock craft template. (It is file 127 in our free printable resource library.) 
  2. Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes for use in a variety of projects. The largest size was used for the suncatchers in these photos.
  3. I recommend using regular printer paper for this project. The light will shine through plain printer paper easier than cardstock.
  4. Next you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares or purchase pre-cut tissue paper squares. Use greens and yellows for a more traditional look or rainbow colors for a rainbow suncatcher. 
  5. Then it is time to start gluing! Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire shamrock shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.
  6. Set the suncatchers aside to dry.
  7. Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.

Notes

Use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade St. Patrick’s Day decoration you can enjoy again, year after year and use removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them around your home.

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