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Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick’s Day

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How about doing a fun Shamrock Salt Painting kids activity for St. Patrick’s Day this year! It’s a great hands-on craft to for the kids to do while you’re reading a book about St. Patrick or listening to some Irish music!

Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

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Supplies needed for your Shamrock Salt Painting

Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

Directions for your Shamrock Salt Painting

  • Trace around the image on the coloring page with glue.

Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

  • Sprinkle glue with salt as you would with glitter. Tape the paper to settle the salt into any grooves. Gently lift the paper and shake to remove the excess salt.

Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

  • Dip paintbrush in water and blend with watercolor to soften. Saturate the paintbrush with watercolor. Then, gently touch the paintbrush to the salt. The color will spread.

Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

  • Allow the picture to dry completely before displaying or gifting.

Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack

St. Patrick's Day printable pack for Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

Use the pages from the St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack as templates for your Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity or as coloring pages! There is also a fun leprechaun color-by-number page.

Get a free download of 2 shamrock pages from the St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack

Two shamrock pages are free here:

 

Or, download the entire 9-page pack for $1 at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

St. Patrick's Day printable pack for Shamrock Salt Painting Kids Activity for St. Patrick's Day

Why a Shamrock?

As you’re doing today’s craft project, you may be wondering what shamrocks have to do with St. Patrick’s Day. A shamrock is a three-leafed clover, and it’s the most common type of clover you’ll find. The word “shamrock” comes from the Irish word “seamróg,” which means “young clover.”

So, three-leafed clovers are common, but the four-leafed clover are extremely rare. How rare? Only about one in 10,000 clovers have four leaves! So if you find one, you’re considered very lucky.

St. Patrick (c.?385 – c.?461), who is remembered and honored on St. Patrick’s Day, is the patron saint of Ireland. He was a missionary to the people there and used the symbol of the three-leafed clover to help the people understand the Trinity better. He said the three leaves represent the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the leaf connects them all together as one. So, God is three persons, but one God.

Other Irish Symbols

In the printable pack, you’ll also find a pot of gold, a rainbow, and a leprechaun (with a hat). How did those symbols come to be associated with Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day?

Leprechauns are a part of Irish folklore. It’s believed that if a human captures one, they will be granted three wishes. The pot of gold at the end of a rainbow comes from an old Irish folk story of a couple of poor Irish farmers. When the husband and wife pulled their very last carrot out of their garden, they found a leprechaun dangling from the roots, and he promised one wish in exchange for his freedom. The greedy couple couldn’t decide what they wanted, so the leprechaun told them they could have all they ever wished for if they could find his pot of gold hidden at the end of the rainbow. And, the farmers were forever “chasing rainbows” to find the elusive pot of gold.

The moral of the story? Don’t be greedy!

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