Shamrock Wreath

Template and Instructions.

Supply List:

  • One piece of cardboard (large enough to fit a dinner plate on it) could be the side of a cardboard box
  • Three shades of green paper or light card paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Printed template page
  • Glue stick
  • Shamrock sequin (optional)

Directions for Caregivers:

Follow the step-by-step instructions to make your wreath together.

As a group activity, you can make individual wreaths or a great big one with everyone cutting out shamrocks for it.

Participant/s need to be able to handle scissors safely to cut out the shamrocks.

If the person can’t manage the cutting, there is still lots of gluing to be done!

About this Activity

Make a Nice Wreath to Decorate for St Patrick's Day.

Shamrock wreath

Download Shamrock Wreath activity


First, draw a circle around a dinner plate and then an inner circle using a smaller round plate or bowl. The ring width should be 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm).

Drawing wreath base

Cut this out

Base for wreath

Print the Template pattern at the end of this page and cut out the shapes. Place the templates on your green papers, draw around them and cut out the shapes.

You need four shamrocks of the biggest size in a dark green color. Four shamrocks of the same size in a mid-green color. Three or four of the medium-sized shamrocks in the lightest color.

Place the four darkest shamrocks evenly spaced on the ring, use the glue stick and stick them into place.

Gluing first layer

Place the lighter color in the spaces between them and glue it into place.

Gluing second layer

Add and glue on the lightest color smaller shamrocks where you think they look best.

You can also add some very small shamrocks here or use shamrock sequins, as I have done.

If you don't have sequins, you might want to cut a few of the smallest size shamrock templates and add them.

Shamrock wreath

This activity is suitable for independent persons, early-stage memory care/dementia.

The participant will need to be able to handle scissors safely.

Like all craft activities, people who cannot take an active part might like to watch others making the craft.