St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Water Color Painting Tutorial

Shamrock watercolor painting tutorial #homeschoolart #artandcrafts #homeschool


We had fun making these fantastic Shamrock Water Color paintings, and wanted to share it with you!  Hopefully, you will be able to make St. Patrick’s Day a fun homeschool Day.

It was an easy satisfying art project for everyone.  It’s relatively no mess if your preschooler doesn’t spill the watercolors all over your brand new floor.


Materials Needed

Watercolor paper



Thin tipped paintbrush

Gold paint pen


With your pencil, lightly draw 5 large X’s on your paper.

Shamrock watercolor tutorial for #stpatricksday #homeschool #homeschooling
On 3 lines of your X, make a heart.  The 4th line is used as a stem.


shamrock watercolor painting tutorial


With your darker green watercolor, trace the edges of the leaves and fill in green.  Make sure to trace the stem as well.
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Once you have the 5 shamrocks traced and filled in, use the lighter green color to color in the entire background.  Make sure to leave a white halo around your shamrocks.


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Once your painting is dry, use the gold paint pen (making sure not to get it onto anything else because it sticks and stays stuck), trace the outside of your shamrocks, and make veins inside the leaves.  Make sure to trace the outside of your stem as well.


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There you have a very nice shamrock painting to hang up and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


Wondering about St. Patrick’s Day?

Venture over to Online Unit Studies St. Patrick’s Day Unit, and your kids will learn St. Patrick, green, and Shamrocks!

How are you learning about St. Patrick’s Day in your homeschool?

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  1. Cute and simple! I love it. We have done a similar project with leaves in the fall.
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  2. This is such a cute and easy St. Patrick’s Day activity to do. It looks like they had fun making these shamrocks too. Thank you for sharing this idea.
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  3. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing this activity from the St. Patrick’s Day Online Unit Study.
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  4. what a great craft, easy and simple, but so beautifful!!!!
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