Shamrock Pasta Craft
This shamrock pasta craft is decorated
with tiny pieces of
The look is really pretty. It has a beautiful texture to it, and
pins are easy enough for a child to make. This makes a cute school
project for St. Patrick’s Day!
The shamrock can be made into
a pin, a magnet, or a larger one would make a cute door decoration.
dried pasta I used was called acini de pepe, and is found in the
Italian section of the grocery store. Couscous may also be used.
on to learn how to make this cute craft.
- Green cardstock, or light cardboard
- White tacky glue that dries clear
(Elmer’s works well)
- Acini de pepe uncooked pasta
- Green acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Pin backing, or a magnet
1. Begin by clicking here
to open up a PDF
document of the shamrock template, and print it out on the green
cardstock. Or, draw your own. Note: The glue and pasta will make the
entire shamrock more sturdy once it is dried, so card stock is all that
2. Cut out the shape from the cardstock using scissors.
3. Apply a liberal amount of tacky glue to the entire surface, and
spread it all around with a paintbrush. Make sure the entire side is
4. Drop the pasta on top of the glue and cover it completely. Use more
than you need, because once it is dry you will shake off the excess.
Then, push down on the surface of the shamrock and pasta with your hand
to push the pasta into the glue well. Let this dry completely.
5. When it is dry, shake off the excess pasta. Pick away any pasta that
extends past the outline of the shamrock. This part is very important.
Use a toothpick or a pin to help you. If you don’t eliminate
the extra pasta sticking beyond the edges you won’t get a
clean looking shamrock shape. A good way to see if you have done well
is to flip the shamrock shape over. Make sure you cannot see any pasta
extending over the edges, if you do, pick them off one by one.
6. Put a good amount of green paint on your paintbrush, and paint the
entire shamrock. Make sure you get all the pasta colored by tapping the
brush up and down inside all the nooks and crannies. Allow this to dry
7. If desired, you can then spray your shamrock with a glitter spray
paint or a clear acrylic sealing coat spray. Glue on a pin backing or
magnet and your shamrock pasta craft is finished!
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