3D Shamrock

St Patrick's Day Decoration.

Supply List:

  • Two or three shades of green paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tacky glue

Directions for Caregivers:

Follow the step-by-step instructions to make this Shamrock craft.

It’s fun to make crafts together.

This easy-to-make papercraft looks wonderful displayed, several together, in a window or on a wall.

Make a lovely display for St Patrick’s Day!

Early and middle-stage memory care/dementia.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to make this Shamrock craft.

Provide materials and offer guidance and assistance where needed.

Doing it together, even if the person you are with may not be able to cut out shapes, he or she might be able to add glue or place the hearts in the right place and press down with the fingers.

Maybe it’s just fun to watch you make the shamrock hearts!

About this Activity

Make Your Own 3D Shamrock Craft to Display for St Patrick's Day.

Download the 3D Shamrock activity


To start, print the template provided at the end of this project and cut out the shapes.

outlining shamrock

Draw around the template on the darkest green paper and cut out the large shamrock.

cut out the pieces

Cut out three of each size of the smaller heart shapes.

Fold over each heart in the middle as you see in the picture.

Gluing petals

Put a thin string of glue on the back of the fold of the larger hearts.
Hold in place in the middle of each shamrock petal for a few seconds until it stays in place.
You want it to stick up a bit on the sides, not lie flat on the shamrock.

Gluing petal

Do the same for the lightest shade of green small heart shapes.

3D Shamrocks

Happy St Patrick's Day!
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3D Shamrock