Today I’m sharing these little shamrock finger puppets that your kids will love to make and play with for St. Patrick’s Day!
Sometimes it’s the little things that bring the biggest smile to my daughter’s face like randomly buying her a balloon at the grocery store, or how her preschool teacher gives her 2 skittles at the end of every class. Oh the joys of being a kid right?! If you’ve been looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day craft that earns big smiles, this is it!
[This St. Patrick’s Day craft was originally published on February 26, 2016. It has been republished and updated to include a new how-to video, updated photos and free craft downloadable craft template.]
HOW TO MAKE SHAMROCK FINGER PUPPETS
These cute little St. Patrick’s Day finger puppets are seriously the easiest thing ever to make and they are one of those simple joys that will bring a big ol’ smile to your child’s face.
We even added a new free craft template to make creating these cute shamrock puppets even more simple.
Read our easy tutorial below to learn how to make your own little shamrock pals to play with. You might also find it helpful to watch our how-to video inside this post before you get started making this easy shamrock craft.
Supplies needed to make your shamrock finger puppets:
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- shamrock finger puppet template <—– Get the Free Template HERE
- green cardstock paper
- 3/4-inch circle punch
- googly eyes
Instructions for making this easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft:
1. Download and print out our free shamrock finger puppets craft template on green cardstock paper. The template has three shamrocks on it to help conserve paper waste. Cut out the shamrock puppet template.
You can also draw your own shamrock template, if you prefer. You basically just draw three hearts overlapping a little. If you are making more than one, use your first one as a template for the others.
See Also: St. Patrick’s Day Windsocks
2. Use your 3/4-inch hole punch to cut out the two circles at the bottom of the shamrock puppets for finger holes.
3. Glue googly eyes onto your little shamrock pal and give him a cute smile with your markers. Told ya…Easy peasy and done!
Now your cute little shamrock finger puppet is ready for play!
Simply put a finger in each of the holes and you can have it walk and dance around.
My daughter named her new little pal Smiley because “He’s so cute and he makes me smile.”
More Easy St. Patrick’s Crafts and Spring Crafts for Kids
Little ones will have a blast creating the beard on this cute Leprechaun craft out of orange fruity cheerios.
These shamrock twirlers are another fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids to make and play with.
Check out this awesome list of over 40 St. Patrick’s Day arts and crafts ideas for kids.