Looking for an easy St Patrick’s Day Craft to do with the kids? Then these salt dough shamrocks are ideal. Whether you choose to use them for decorating a seasonal tree or even as a coaster for your St Patrick’s Day Party they are so easy to make. So here you go Green Salt Dough Shamrocks to make for St Patrick’s Day.

How to Make Salt Dough Shamrocks with Kids

Crafting with Salt Dough For St Patrick’s Day

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salt dough shamrocks to make for St Patrick's Day with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Salt dough is one of our favourite materials to craft with especially with toddlers and preschoolers.

Like playdough it’s easy to mould, roll and cut but it also dries quicker and harder making it perfect for ornaments and decorations that you want to make for keepsakes or to use time and time again.

We have 2 recipes that we love to use.

One for a traditional salt dough recipe that either dries in the oven in a few hours or air dries in a couple of days.

The other is completely dry in just as few minutes, so if you are looking to do this craft quickly with the kids check out our microwave salt dough recipe.

Salt Dough Shamrocks Easy St Patrick's Day Craft for Kids

How to Colour Salt Dough

salt dough shamrock coloured with food colouring

You can use 3 things to colour salt dough.

green salt dough

This recipe and craft uses food colouring and produces a light colour. A similar effect is produced when you use liquid watercolours.

But a stronger colour can be made if like our white salt dough recipe you use acrylic paints.

Easy coloured salt dough decorations to make for St Patrick's Day perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get creative and create something that lasts.
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How to Make Coloured Salt Dough Shamrock Decorations for St Patrick’s Day

This simple St Patrick's Day Craft is ideal to do with kids from toddlers up. Using a classic salt dough recipe colour and make these sweet little shamrocks together.
Prep Time1 min
Active Time10 mins
Oven Drying2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 11 mins
Keyword: Kids Crafts, Preschool Craft, Salt Dough, Simple Toddler Crafts, St Patrick’s Day
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

Materials

Instructions

  • Make a batch of salt dough following the instructions linked above.
    Easy coloured salt dough decorations to make for St Patrick's Day perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get creative and create something that lasts.
  • Wearing a pair of plastic gloves so that you don’t cover your hands in green add some food colouring to the dough and knead.
    Easy coloured salt dough decorations to make for St Patrick's Day perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get creative and create something that lasts.
  • Continue adding the colouring until you have your desired green colour.
  • Roll out the salt dough to around 1/2cm thick.
    Easy coloured salt dough decorations to make for St Patrick's Day perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get creative and create something that lasts.
  • Then using the cookie cutter cut out your shamrock decorations.
    Easy coloured salt dough decorations to make for St Patrick's Day perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get creative and create something that lasts.
  • Using the skewer piece a hole at the top of the shamrock.
  • Then place on a lined baking tray in an oven at your lowest temperature for around 2hours.
  • Once dried attach some ribbon. If you have a loop it will work to hang if not then it finishes them off nicely.
    Easy coloured salt dough decorations to make for St Patrick's Day perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to get creative and create something that lasts.

Notes

If you wish to use them as coasters for a St Patrick’s Day Party then leave out the skewered hole and instead when finished coat with some mod podge or similar to seal them and prevent them going soggy if drinks are spilt on them.
3 green salt dough shamrocks for St Patrick's Day

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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