Make Shamrock Painted Rocks (or, ahem, Sham-Rocks!) to hide around the neighborhood for some lucky person to find. These little shamrock art pieces are filled with the green and gold of the holiday.
Painted rocks make ideal St. Patrick’s Day shamrock crafts for any age group. Preschoolers can adjust the difficulty of the painting to their abilities, while teens and adults can create more intricate designs. Add rainbows, pots of gold, or a dotted shamrock design if it suits your fancy.
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How to Paint Shamrock Rocks
For these Shamrock painted rocks, I used a combination of my favorite rock painting supplies, including regular acrylic paint (Kelly Green), , Patio Paints (Bright Citrus Green), and acrylic paint markers (rainbow colors and gold). Shimmering Metallics Paint gives the extraordinary glimmery golden sheen.
Build your design starting with the basecoat and a 3/4″ brush, and let dry between layers. Follow with shamrocks or other large designs, then finish with outlines, dots, or other details. Add glitter paint accents last.
More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Activities
- Shamrock bookmark to print and color
- St. Patrick’s Day printable activity page
- Rainbow crafts ideas for kids
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