If you can’t find a lucky four-leaf clover–make one! This lucky clover project is a fun spring art and craft idea perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Invite children to make lucky four-leaf clover collage art, at home or in the classroom, with this simple Saint Patrick’s Day craft idea! We used fresh clover growing in our yard to create the lucky four-leaf clover nature art collage in the photographs. However, many other natural items and craft supplies would also work well to make this quick and easy collage art project for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Speaking of Saint Patrick’s Day, have you ever wondered what the difference between a shamrock and a four-leaf clover is? Find the answer along with a great list of St. Patrick’s Day Art and Craft Projects–>HERE.
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The Search for a Four Leaf Clover
One could spend hours looking for a four-leaf clover and never find one. My daughter and I sure did! After several afternoons with no luck, we came up with a new plan–we decided to make our own luck!
Finding a three-leaf clover is a lot easier than finding a four-leaf clover, so, we decided to collect some clover to make lucky four-leaf clover collage art, and now you can too!
First, invite children to look for a lucky four-leaf clover–you just may find one! While they are at it, collect clover to make a nature collage or use any other craft supplies from the list below.
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Four-Leaf Clover Collage Art Supplies
- Four-Leaf Clover Outline Templates
- Clover, or, any of the optional collage art craft supplies listed below
- White glue
Optional Art Collage Craft Supplies for Lucky Clover Project
Use natural clover to make the nature art collage pictured, or, try any of the other craft supplies listed below to complete this four-leaf clover collage art project!
- Saint Patrick’s Day stickers
- Washi tape
- Dot stickers or rainbow dot markers
- Use scissors, or a paper punch, to cut up small cut up pieces of; tissue paper, construction paper, or colored cardstock.
- Natural materials such as noodles, beans, lentils, small leaves, flowers, or twigs
- Anything else that is green, or rainbow-colored, that will work to make an art collage!
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How to Make Four-Leaf Clover Craft
Making an art collage is a great fine motor activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Placing the clover, or other craft materials, onto the paper and gluing it down is a fun way for children to develop the fine motor muscles of the hand to prepare for writing.
If you are lucky enough to have clover growing nearby, send the kids out searching for four-leaf clovers. It will get them outside studying nature and burning energy so that you can relax for a bit.
Step by Step Four Leaf Clover Craft Collage Instructions
1. Go on a nature hunt searching for clover, or gather any of the other craft materials listed in the art supply section above.
2. Draw a four-leaf clover–or use our printable four-leaf clover outline templates.
3. Invite children to create their own lucky four-leaf clover collage art. Either cut clover leaves and glue them onto the paper or use the art collage craft supplies from the optional list above.Printable Four Leaf Clover Outline Templates
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Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Art Collage: Process
My daughter loved this art project from start to finish. We had a blast hunting for four-leaf clovers together. When we didn’t find any, I suggested that we make one. She was so excited she raced home with a handful of clover ready to go. First, she noticed that each cloverleaf looked like a heart as she placed one on each leaf of the four-leaf clover.
She worked carefully to fill each petal of her lucky clover one by one.
I love how she glued the stems of clover to her lucky clover–so cute!
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Saint Patrick’s Day Collage Art Project for Kids
Making a lucky four-leaf clover nature collage is a fun spring art project for kids. Make a lucky four-leaf clover today!
And, if you have ever wondered, ” What is the difference between a shamrock and a clover?” Visit our list of St Patrick’s Day arts and craft projects to find out!
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