Shamrock Painted Rocks: a Shimmery St. Patrick’s Day Craft

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.

Gold and green shamrock painted rocks.

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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Shamrock Painted Rocks on white background.

How to Paint Shamrock Rocks

For these Shamrock painted rocks, I used a combination of my favorite rock painting supplies.

St. Patrick’s Day painted rock supplies:

Using several colors of green paint gives the rocks extra interest when they’re all displayed together. Metallic paint gives the extraordinary glimmery golden sheen. Paint markers make the rainbow stripes easy.

Painting rainbow on green rock using paint markers.

Build your design starting with the basecoat and a 3/4″ brush, and let dry between layers. Paint a mix of greens and gold base coats for variety. When base coats are dry, paint focal shamrocks or other larger designs.

Then finish by accenting with outlines, painting dots, or other details. For some added sparkle, finish with Glamour Dust glitter paint accents.

Brushing glitter paint onto green dotted painted rock.

Shamrock painted rocks are easy for kids, teens, and adults to do together, and are a fantastic craft for parties!

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Gold and green shamrock painted rocks photo collage with text.

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