Shamrock Place Setting

Shamrock Place Setting craft

Shamrocks bring families the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day or any day. Serve shepherd's pie and other Irish delicacies with this festive table setting!

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    Find out about the history of the shamrock. Why is it so important to the Irish people? Use these plant leaves as a theme to make placemats and napkin rings.

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    Placemat: Mark a sheet of green construction paper into 6 matching blocks using a straight edge and Crayola® Colored Pencils.

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    Using Crayola Scissors, cut out three white construction paper rectangles that are the same size as the six green blocks. With Crayola Glue Sticks attach the white pieces onto the green paper to create an alternating green and white pattern.

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    On white construction paper, draw a shamrock to fit into one of your blocks. Cut it out and use it as a pattern to trace and cut out six more shamrocks.

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    Use your imagination to design unique patterns for each of the seven shamrocks with your colored pencils. Use traditional Irish sayings or other symbols of Ireland, for example.

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    Glue six of your finished shamrocks onto the placemat blocks. If you prefer, ask an adult to help cover the placemat with clear plastic adhesive so it can be wiped clean after use.

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    Napkin holder: Cut a piece of recycled cardboard gift-wrap tube as tall as your finger. Decorate your napkin ring with Crayola Washable Markers. Glue the seventh shamrock to the front. Put a Hallmark napkin and utensils inside.