Shamrock Printable

  • Art & Art History
  • History & Social Studies
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3

Print out our free shamrock template then decorate as desired! This craft pairs well with our paint dab markers to practice fine motor skills and coordination!


  • Paint Dab Markers
  • Craft Glue
  • White Card Stock
printDownload Template


Step 1. Gather your supplies.



Step 2.


Click the “template” button to download the printable. Use the green Paint Dab Markers to fill in each circle on the template until the shamrock in complete. This is a great hand and eye coordination activity for preschoolers.


Step 3.


Color the inside of the shamrock with green Oil Pastels to complete your picture.


Step 4.


To make a different version of the template, color the inside of the shamrock rainbow with the Oil Pastels. The colors of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (or purple).


Step 5.


Glue small poms around the shamrock in the color order of the rainbow.  Use the circles as guide for placing the poms.


Explore the history behind the shamrock while you embellish your own!

  • Magic Number 3: Although four-leaf clovers are considered lucky, St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity with three-leaf clovers. Traditionally, the leaves also symbolize faith, hope, and love! Ask your students to write three meaningful words on their shamrock template — what do they represent?
  • Sham-Rock On: Just like every shamrock, every craft is unique! Use different materials like poms, paint dab markers, and colored pencils to let your students creatively express themselves. Then, make a class collage of all the one-of-a-kind shamrocks!        

Where did the traditions of wishing luck, wearing green, and parading begin? The history of St. Patrick’s day dates back to the 5th century, when the patron Saint of Ireland was born! Which St. Patty’s traditions do your students celebrate each year?