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Foam Shamrock Wreath

Foam Shamrock Wreath
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

Activity Designer

Julie Kirkwood
73 Projects

Make use of those Valentine heart-shaped cookie cutters -- press them onto some foam to make shamrock shapes, add a little glitter and you have an easy and festive decoration for St. Patrick's Day!

How We Did It

Foam Shamrock Wreath

First, we gathered our supplies. Choose the size of your heart-shaped cookie cutter according to the wreath size you want. We chose the medium sized one.

Foam Shamrock Wreath
Press the cookie cutter onto the foam to make the 3 leaves of the shamrock.
Foam Shamrock Wreath
Once I demonstrated this for my 4 year old, he was able to do it himself, with a little help on positioning.
Foam Shamrock Wreath

Use scissors or a blunt object to sketch the stem of the shamrock onto the foam.

Foam Shamrock Wreath
Cut out the shamrocks.
Foam Shamrock Wreath

If you have extra, it's okay, as they make pretty decorations all by themselves. We used 12 shamrocks on a 10-inch round wreath.

Foam Shamrock Wreath
Have your child paint each shamrock with liquid glue.
Foam Shamrock Wreath
Sprinkle liberally with gold glitter.
Foam Shamrock Wreath
My 8 year old helped make the wreath round. He traced a large dinner plate on a piece of cardboard.
Foam Shamrock Wreath
He then traced a smaller plate into the center of the large circle.
Foam Shamrock Wreath

This is a grownup step: I used a knife to cut out the circles.

Foam Shamrock Wreath
This step is totally optional. I happened to have some leftover gold spray paint from another project, so I quickly sprayed our wreath circle while we were waiting for our shamrocks to dry. That way, if there is any cardboard peeking out between the shamrocks on your finished product, it will be gold. You could also have your child paint or color the circle with markers or crayons.
Foam Shamrock Wreath
When the glue and glitter on the shamrocks dried, we placed them in a pattern around the wreath circle.
Foam Shamrock Wreath
We used a low-temp hot glue gun with lots of parental supervision to glue the shamrocks onto the wreath.
Foam Shamrock Wreath

And now we have our wreath adorning our front door, along with some other festive decorations for St. Patrick's Day. Wishing you the luck o' the Irish!

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