Tie Dye Shamrock Craft

Tie Dye Shamrock Craft


When my kids were younger, I used to have them make tie dye shapes that coordinated with the upcoming holiday. One of the shapes we use to make was a tie dye shamrock for celebrating St. Patrick‘s Day. They were always a big hit. Of course, once my girls reached the age of 10, they wanted to move on to something a bit more exciting (age appropriate).

You will need the following items to make your tie dye shamrock:
  • Newspaper
  • Coffee filters
  • An iron
  • Scissors
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • An eye dropper


Follow these steps to make your tie dye shamrock:

Step 1:
Cover your table with some old sheets of newspaper. You don’t want the dye to stain the surface of your table.

Step 2:
Turn your iron on to low heat. Iron a few coffee filters so that they become flat. This step is really optional, but because the sides are ribbed I like to iron them down. This step should only be performed by an adult.

Step 3:
Draw an outline of a shamrock on each of the coffee filters so that the children can follow along the lines and cut the shape out.

Step 4:
Pour ¼ cup of water in a small bowl. Add 5 drops of green food coloring to the bowl. Mix together.

Step 5:
Suck up some of the colored water with your eye dropper and drip it over different spots on the shamrock.

Step 6:
Add 5 more drops of green food coloring to the remaining water in the bowl to make it a darker shade of green.

Step 7:
Use the eye dropper to add the darker green color to the shamrock.

Step 8:
Set the shamrock aside to dry before displaying on a refrigerator, or on a window.