Paper Plate Shamrock Hat

Saint Patrick’s Day Fun

It’s March so time to start preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day with your Nanny Kids. This is one of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for popular Irish holiday. To make several hats for a St. Patty’s Day party you can just use green paper plates. But I think the best part of making this craft is letting the kids decorate the hats anyway they want. Here is what to do to cut out this shamrock pop-up hat:

You Will Need:

Paper Plate
Decorations: paint, glitter, markers, stickers, stamps, and so on

What to Do:

1. Fold the paper plate in half.

2. Use a pencil to make half a shamrock on the paper hat.

3. Cut the hole for the head by following the rim of plate (allowing at least an inch or two of rim uncut). Don’t cut to the end of plate so you can keep the clover shape.

4. Unfold the paper plate, protect the work surface, and let the kids decorate their hats.

5. Once dry, pop up the shamrock and let the kids wear their hats.


Idea by Lindsey Boardman

Photos by Stephanie Felzenberg

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