Making a Saint Patrick’s Day salt paint shamrock is an easy art project for kids and adults that only takes a few minutes to set up.
Younger children will need assistance creating shamrock art, while older children will be able to complete this project from start to finish on their own.
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Saint Patrick’s Day Salt Paint Shamrock Art Project
Saint Patrick’s Day Salt Paint Shamrock: Materials
You can complete this shamrock clover salt paint project using liquid watercolors and pipettes or paint brushes, or you can use a solid watercolor pallet with a cup of water and a paint brush. Both are great for fine motor practice and hand-eye coordination. See the directions below for more information.
- Cardstock (construction paper can be used, but is a bit too thin to handle the weight of this project)
- White glue
- Liquid watercolors or solid watercolor pallet
- Paint brush or pipette
- Shamrock Printable
Saint Patrick’s Day Salt Paint Shamrock: Set Up
As mentioned above, there are a few different ways to do this Saint Patrick’s Day art project. Please read through these directions before starting your shamrock clover craft. For more tips and pictures about raised salt painting be sure you check out harvest pumpkin and pumpkin salt painting.
Allow your child to set up the raised salt shamrock art project if they are able to. Younger children will need some help.
- Print shamrock printable on cardstock or draw your own shamrock.
- Trace the outline of the shamrock with white glue. Fill the shamrock clover with glue art or leave blank.
- Cover glue with salt
- Shake off the excess salt
Working on a cookie tray is an easy way to keep the salt from going all over the place. Save the salt that you shake off to make another raised salt painting.
Saint Patrick’s Day Salt Paint Shamrock: Directions
- Demonstrate how to use a pipette or paint brush to apply watercolor paint to the salt that is now stuck to the lines of glue. If you are using liquid watercolors you can use a pipette like my daughter in the photos below, or you can use a paint brush. If you are using a watercolor pallet you will need to apply the paint by dipping the paint brush into the color and then touching the brush to the raised salt shamrock Don’t forget that you will need a cup of water if you choose this option.
- Invite children to apply watercolor paint color of choice to the raised salt shamrock. Or try a rainbow salt paint shamrock instead!
Making a Saint Patrick’s Day salt paint shamrock is an easy art project for kids that only takes minutes to set up. Toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary kids will enjoy the simple painting technique used to create this raised watercolor decoration. Try it today!
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