Looking for something fun to do with your kids this St. Patrick’s Day? Do some easy marshmallow painting!
Painting with marshmallows is a fun activity to do with your kids any day of the year, but this easy Shamrock marshmallow painting is absolutely perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Shamrock Marshmallow Painting
We’ve done a few St. Patrick’s Day activities that promote motor skill development, including St. Patrick’s Day slime! We love making slime and it’s great for sensory play and gross motor skills.
Marshmallow painting is just as fun and is a great way to give your kids a way to practice their fine motor skills while being creative!
It’s also a super easy St. Patrick’s Day craft idea to put together because you might have almost everything you need in your home already!
Marshmallow Painting Supplies
One thing I love about this marshmallow craft is that you can easily make it work for pretty much any theme that you want! You can use a different shape and the coordinating colors to do almost any holiday!
- Miniature marshmallows
- Cardboard clover (you can find one online and print it out or draw it yourself)
- Green and white craft paint
- Paper plate
- White card stock or construction paper
Children’s Washable Tempera Paint Set – 2 Ounce Wide Mouth BottlesMontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks 2 X 500 (1000pcs)Kraft Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows, 10 oz (Pack of 3)
How to Make Shamrock Marshmallow Craft
- Squirt a small amount of green paint and white paint onto a paper plate.
- Poke your marshmallows with toothpicks and dip the marshmallows into your paint while holding on to the toothpick.
- Hold your cardboard clover onto your piece of cardstock and start stamping your painted marshmallows around the clover.
- Make sure you get all around the edges and you can paint less and less the further you get away from your clover.
- Carefully remove the clover and let your paint dry.
If you want to try painting with marshmallows for different holidays, try some of these combinations:
- Snowman with different shades of blue paint
- Heart shape with red, pink and white paint
- Easter egg shape with pastel colored paints
- Flower with pastel colors (for Mother’s Day)
- Star with red, white and blue paint
- Apple with red and green (for a Back to School vibe)
- Pumpkin shape with shades of orange paint
- Turkey shape with brown and other colors (to do around the “feathers”)
- Tree shape or an ornament shape with green and other colors
It’s such an easy craft idea to adapt to any time of year. You can also use letters of the alphabet when you’re marshmallow painting if you’re working with a preschool-aged child for a fun way to learn more about letters!
If you’re looking for another way to paint shamrocks, check out this easy Shamrock stamp craft!
Then check out all of our St. Patrick’s Day activities for more fun things to do with your kids!
Great idea, writing from Ireland…. but…This is a four leaf clover-a shamrock is a three leaf clover!!