Turn Coffee Filters Into Four Leaf Clovers for St. Patrick's Day

3 Materials
10 Minutes

Try this super simple craft with your kids and it makes cute decor!

For this craft you'll need coffee filters, water and washable markers. We used greens, but you can do them any colour you'd like. Darker colours work better.

Print your favourite shamrock or four leaf clover off to make a template (or just draw your own). I did a Google search for "4 leaf clover colouring pages" to find this one.

Make sure it's the right size for your coffee filter.

Fold paper shamrock in half and trace outline on coffee filter. Cut out coffee filter.

Colour clover. The design doesn't matter but make sure to add lots of colour. We could have added more, but our markers were running out!

Gently fold clover. Keep it tidy so it is easy to unfold. Once it get's wet the coffee filter is very delicate so I found folding in half over and over seemed to work best for getting it unfolded.

Dip the tip into water and hold it while the coffee filter absorbs the water. Do not fully submerge the coffee filter or you will lose the majority of your colour.

Very carefully unfold and lay flat to dry.

Tape to the window or add a string to make a garland like we did.

I hope your St.Patrick's Day is a lucky one! Want to see what other DIYs I'm working on? Come say hi @sewbrightcreations on Instagram!

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  • Ann Ann on Mar 17, 2022

    Very cute and easy. 👍️ A great project for kids. But just a friendly fyi ... shamrocks only have 3 leaves. Those are 4-leaf clovers. 💚