I always love doing crayon resist art with the kids and this one is so fun for a St. Patrick's Day art project! We drew shamrocks but you could also do different objects such as a pot of gold.
- 2 sheets of card stock paper
- Painters tape (optional)
- White crayon
- 3 Leaf Clover Template ($1 - thanks for the support!)
Start by printing out a shamrock shape or free-drawing one (like me!) and cut it out. For younger kids, roll a piece of painters tape and stick in on the bottom of the shamrock. Press it in the middle of the white piece of paper. Have them take their white crayon and trace all around it (tell them to press hard). They can make different kinds of lines or just scribble coloring it in.
Have them take their watercolors and paint the shamrock green first. Then have them go around it making rainbow stripes. You can choose to have them skip the green if you want because then it ruins the shamrock shape (you can see that on ours to the left of the picture). Let dry and they have beautiful artwork to hang up for St. Patrick's Day! Note that the paper starts to curl so put weights on the corners or tape it down.
If you liked this one, check out my other St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids!