Make bright shamrocks with coffee filters and some washable markers for a last minute St. Patrick’s Day decoration!
With being in Disney and the snow storm, I completely forgot that this Friday was St. Patrick’s Day. I mean, I still have my Christmas wreath on the front door and the Christmas flag in the flower bed. I need to get my act together!
Since St. Patrick’s Day totally slipped my mind, I had the boys make some easy coffee filter Shamrocks to help decorate the front door. At least it would look like I was on the ball. These coffee filter shamrocks are so simple to make and the possibilities are endless!
Coffee Filter Shamrocks
First, flatten out your coffee filters on a washable surface. Let your children color a bunch of color filters using washable markers. The more they color each coffee filter, the better!
Once you have colored the coffee filters, spread them out on some paper towels and let your child spray/mist the filters with water. Try not not have them get them completely soaking wet; the water will make the colors run together to get a tie-dye effect. I also stacked them on top of each other which let the colors bleed from one filter to the next!
Let the filters dry completely before moving on. Once dry, trace the shamrock shapes. You can grab a template HERE for both a 3-leaf and 4-leaf clover. You need to make sure the coffee filters are dry before you try to trace and cut.
Once you have your shamrock traced, carefully cut out!
What do you do with these now? Coffee filter shamrocks make great suncatchers and a last minute St. Patrick’s Day door or window decoration!