Are you looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day craft. Your kids will love making these simple Shamrock Sun Catchers They are the perfect way to brighten your window. As promised here is another post using the Cardboard template from our Glitter Shamrocks. I love how this simple Stained Glass Shamrock Craft turned out!
Stained Glass Shamrock Supplies:
- Cardboard Template from the Glitter Shamrocks (click on the red link to see how to make a template)
- Black tempera paint
- Large Coffee Filter
- Green and Yellow Liquid Water Colors
- Pipette (infant medication droppers work great too)
Have your kiddos paint the template black, creating a silhouette. We chose to cut our template into a circle, but no need to. You could also use black paper and skip with step:) Set the silhouette aside to dry.
Fine Motor Practice
Place your coffee filter onto a shallow tray to help contain the mess (a Styrofoam meat tray works great). Use the Medicine dropper or pipette to squeeze up the liquid watercolor and then squirt it onto the coffee filter. This is a great fine motor exercise for toddlers. It take concentration and coordination to squeeze up the liquid and then squirt it back out. For another coffee filter variation, check out our Monster Marker prints.
The kids enjoyed watching the colors pool and mix. This is a great way to see color mixing. The colors blend together right on the coffee filter, creating a new color.
St. Patrick’s Day Sun Catcher
Once everything is dry, glue the colorful filter onto the backside of the cardboard. We just used a glue stick, and it worked great.
These little Stained Glass Shamrocks are a perfect window decoration for St. Patrick’s Day!