-paper or canvas
-paint or to make this a no paint project, you can use markers or pencil crayons
-pencil and eraser
-scrap paper or sticky note
1. To make the leaves of the shamrock, fold a small piece of paper in half. Here I am using a sticky note. Draw half a heart shape along the fold. Cut it out and you should have a heart shape. Lightly trace it four times onto your paper or canvas.
Erase extra lines and add a stem to the bottom.
2. Use a ruler and lightly draw lines across the page. The more lines, the more shapes you will paint or colour.
3. Fill in the shamrock with various tints and shades of green. To mix your own green, mix blue and yellow together. A tint is a colour with white added to it. A shade is a colour with black added to it.
To learn how to mix other colours, check out our colour theory worksheet.
When you are filling in the shapes of the shamrock, make sure no two of the same colours are touching. Continue adding colour until the shamrock is filled with green!
4. For the background you can use as many colours as you’d like. A rainbow would be cool! For this I chose purple and made tints and shades. Fill in all the shapes and then you’re done!