Use our original four-leaf clover handprint poem and printable art template to make this four-leaf clover craft with your kids!
Make Saint Patrick’s day handprint crafts at home or in the classroom with our printable art template. Handprint crafts make a great gift idea for mom, dad, or grandparents. Make this lucky handprint craft to share with parents or someone you love today!
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Handprint Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
My daughter and I created a shamrock handprint poem with a printable art template for my dad for Saint Patrick’s day, so we figured we’d make a lucky four-leaf clover handprint poem and printable art template, too!
Is there someone in your life that you can never figure out what to gift them? For me, that person is my father… He never needs or wants anything! Fortunately, he adores his only granddaughter, he is an Irishman named Patrick, and his favorite color just happens to be green… Surprise, surprise!
Yup… This means that my daughter and I have finally designed the perfect handmade gifts for him. And my brother of course. He too is an Irishman named Patrick… Yes, really!
Anyway, we thought our original shamrock handprint poem and 4-leaf clover handprint poem were so awesome… That we decided to share them with you!
Use any of our handy dandy art and craft templates to make a handprint shamrock, or use the directions listed here to make this easy 4-leaf clover craft complete with our original Saint Patrick’s day handprint poem for mom, dad, or the grandparents!
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Four Leaf Clover Handprint Craft Supplies
- Saint Patrick’s Day Handprint Craft with Poem – Printable Art Template
- Green tempera or green acrylic paint
- Square Canvas (optional)
How to Make Handprint Crafts for Saint Patrick’s Day
There are a few different ways you can choose to make cute four-leaf clover handprint crafts. We have provided a four-leaf clover art template and poem printable that you can use to make handprint crafts, or you can create your handprint clover craft directly onto a square canvas.
If you choose to use our four-leaf clover art template we have provided two options; Either create your handprint art clover inside of the four-lobed leaves of the four-leaf clover on the first page or make the four-leaf clover with your hands on the second page of the template. Both options have the four-leaf clover handprint poem printed at the top of the page.
If you prefer to create your four-leaf clover handprint craft directly onto an art canvas, we have provided our clover handprint poem below for you to copy directly onto the canvas, or onto a Saint Patrick’s day card that goes with it to complete the gift.
If you would like to make shamrock art instead, use our shamrock handprint art template and poem! Learn the difference between a shamrock and a clover, and find more Saint Patrick’s day art and craft ideas in our round-up!
Follow the simple step by step instructions listed below to create this cute and easy four-leaf clover handprint craft.
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Step 1 – Print four-leaf clover art template (optional) and gather handprint clover craft supplies
Step 2 – Paint one hand or both hands with green paint
Use a flat wash paintbrush to paint your child’s hand or hands with green paint. In other words, use one hand to create the leaves of the four-leaf clover or use both!
My daughter and I found it really easy, and less messy, to use one hand and spin the paper around to create multiple leaves. However, it might also be fun to have both hands represented in your shamrock handprint art.
There is an example of a four-leaf clover handprint craft where both hands are used that you can see in Shamrock & Clover Arts and Crafts.
Step 3 – Stamp painted hand or hands to create handprint clover craft
Press the painted hand down on the handprint clover craft template, or directly onto a square canvas, to create four-leaf clover handprint art.
Make a single handprint in the center of a 4-leaf clover, fill each of the 4-lobed leaves with a handprint in the printable template, or make each of the 4 leaves of the four-leaf clover with only your hands–your choice!
Since my daughter is getting older and her hand is getting bigger, we had to overlap her palms to fit them into the 4-leaf clover handprint art template.
If you have a child with a smaller hand you can create the handprint clover craft so that the palms are more visible. You can see a fantastic example in Saint Patricks Day Arts and Crafts.
Next, my daughter and I will be creating a four-leaf clover handprint craft with acrylic paint on a square canvas. That way we will have a little bit more room to fit her handprints to make a 4-leaf clover.
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Four Leaf Clover Handprint Poem
We made up a cute little poem to go with this handprint clover craft. Send it to someone you love for Saint Patrick’s Day!
Click on the link to download and print, or, use an extra-fine tip paint pen to write it by hand onto a Saint Patrick’s Day card or art canvas.
Please Note: This four-leaf clover handprint poem is by Nell Regan, the founder of Rhythms of Play, and is protected by copyright laws. As such it is for personal use only.
Four Leaf Clover Handprint Poem
These aren’t just handprints, as you can plainly see.
I made a four-leaf clover to remind you of me.
With my little green handprints, I’m sending love and luck your way.
As a special blessing from me to you on Saint Patrick’s Day!~Nell Regan (Founder of Rhythms of Play)
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Saint Patrick’s Day Handprint Craft for Kids
Send this four-leaf clover handprint poem as a gift to mom, dad, or the grandparents for Saint Patrick’s day. A handprint clover craft and gift idea anyone would treasure!
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