Feb 142017
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I volunteer in my son’s third grade class several times a week. Although it’s shocking to me that not all teachers like parent volunteers, this year my son’s teacher loves when parents help out.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that my little guy has had his fair share of struggles in school (before an ADHD diagnosis last year) and I am so happy to report that this year he is finally on the right track. It’s been so wonderful to see him blossom and his teacher is a very big part of his growth.  Seriously, I love her and I am so thankful that she lets me come in and spend time with the kids every week.

Since I am in the classroom so often, I have gotten to know all of the kids and spending time with them is one of the highlights of my week.  It’s a great group of kids and as I already mentioned, their teacher is great. In addition to my time, I try to help out in other ways.  I bring in tissues, supplies and other things from time to time & since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun if I made this Easy Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Craft to help decorate the classroom.

Here’s what you need:

  • Paper plate
  • Kelly green craft paint
  • Metallic green pipe cleaner
  • Paint brush
  • Pen/pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue/hot glue gun

Here’s what you do:
1. Draw a four leaf clover onto your paper plate with a pen/pencil and cut out with scissors.

2. Lay your clover onto another plate, paint your clover green, and let dry.

3. Twirl your pipe cleaner around your pen/pencil and hot glue it to the back of your clover.

This Easy Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Craft is a great way to get in the spirit.

Besides bringing this craft into the classroom, I got some fun stuff from Oriental Trading to bring in for the kids, too. Every Friday if the kids are good all week, four names are chosen from a prize box, so all the goodies that I got are going into the prize box.

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up quick, so I sent in some fun Shamrock bracelets, Peanuts® St. Patrick’s Day Buttons, Good Luck Coins and Mini Stress Toy Shamrocks for the kids.

Earlier in the school year I sent in some of these Brain Shaped Splat Balls and they were apparently a hit with the kids because I have been asked by four kids if I could get more since they were the first thing to go. Who knew? Three boxes full of brains went into the school yesterday!

I am so thankful that Oriental Trading has lots of fun goodies for me to bring in for the kids. That’s why I keep going back.

What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day this year?

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  102 Responses to “Easy Four Leaf Clover Paper Plate Craft”

  1. My boys would love the brains too! I love how easy those shamrocks are to make.

  2. It’s great you participate in school activities. I am in the PA volunteer in my son’s school. I participate in their craft night, movie night, holiday activities and workshops. It’s great you are aware of what’s going on and involved in your kids school. Oriental Trading has so many great products for creating crafts, DIY and more. I am going to visit their website on products for my son’s school.

  3. never thought these are soo easy to make,,,thanx for sharing 🙂

  4. what a lovely idea for the kids this is one arts and crafts idea I am going to re-do with my own little munchkins

  5. It was like you read my mind! I’m already looking for some St. Patricks Day Crafts cause I failed on the V-Day front for my students this year!

  6. This is such a cute idea! I like the simple supplies. This could be a good one for a large group of kids!

  7. what a lovely idea for the kids this is one arts and crafts ideas. I will share with my kids and i love doing all this too so i will also going to make it.

  8. Braaaains!! Been watching Santa Clarita diet and quite into zombie shows again haha. You’re such a dedicated parent volunteer!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  9. We don’t have plans yet for St. Patrick’s Day. I like the paper plate craft idea. The little nieces and nephews would have fun with it for sure.

  10. This is a great idea! Easy to make and fun, that’s the perfect formula to keep the kids busy during the afternoon!

  11. This is very cool and thanks for the reminder I need to start thinking on St Paddys day menu and cocktails. Lovely to see you back!

  12. We don’t celebrate St Patrick’s Day as we aren’t Irish. I love the craft, it’s simple enough that even I could do it!

  13. I looked at the brains and instantly thought of my boys who would love them.

  14. You got a lot of wonderful toys for the kids and It will surely be a hit. Any teacher would be glad to have you help in and spends time with them.

  15. What a creative craft. The four leaf clover looks super easy to make but so effective xxx

  16. The four leaf clovers are adorable and it’s so neat that you spend time volunteering in your child’s classroom. I love Oriental Trading. They have the cutest toys and party decor.

  17. I’m always on the lookout for new craft ideas especially since my daughter and I love doing arts and crafts together! This is really awesome! I love the idea.

  18. That is so cute! I used to do plate crafts with the kids all the time. They’re so much fun, and they’re easy so the kids don’t get frustrated.

  19. This looks like a fun kids activity! I haven’t done plate crafts since my son was young. And I love those brains splat balls. Ha ha.

  20. This would be a great afternoon craft for when our grandchildren come to visit. Such simple crafts and I have everything on hand already to make them.

  21. Being part of your child’s school activities plays such an important role in their life. As a Parent volunteer we offer a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing our kids the importance of participating in the larger community. You are setting the example for them. Cute activity by the way!

  22. That is a super cute craft. I used to love to do crafts like this with the girls when they were young. It was so much fun.

  23. This is such a great idea! nice tip, thank you for sharing this 😉

  24. Wow, I forgot how close Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day are! Time to get out the green clothes and beads and find a good tavern to find some green beer, lol!

  25. I have been looking for a fun craft to do with my kids! This is going to be the perfect rainy day craft today!

  26. I can’t believe St. Patricks Day is so close! I need to get my butt in gear and start doing crafts with my kids. I love this one.

  27. My son would absolutely love doing this! He is always asking to decorate the house with whatever holiday is coming up. I think we might have to do this one he’ll love it.

  28. That brain looks gross, but I can totally see that being a hit! That shamrock craft is super cute, and it looks easy!

  29. That came out really cute! I love easy crafts, especially since I’m not all that crafty myself. The brain splat ball, I can see how that would be a huge hit. My son would definitely want one of those!

  30. Oriental Trading has so much fun stuff for every holiday (and THEN some!) My 3yo would be all over the four leaf clover paper plate!

  31. That Leaf Clover Paper Plate Craft would be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party! Although I’m not Irish, here in Chicago the entire city goes all out for St. Paddy’s Day (we even dye the Chicago River green each year!).

    • In Savannah, in my state, they go all out for St. Patrick’s Day too! They dye their famous fountain green.

  32. I miss doing these activities with my kiddo! Those four leaf clovers look cute! The coins a good touch 🙂

  33. What a great project for the kids. It’s fun, and very simple. Great idea!

  34. This looks super fun! I will have to do this with my daughter to get ready for st. pattys day!

  35. What a fun craft to do with the kids. I love to order craft supplies from Oriental Trading.

  36. I’ll have to make the shamrock with my daughter. She’d love it. And she’d love one of those brains too!

  37. Like any other job teachers can vary in their abilities and you are lucky to find special ones. You underestimate how hard it is to draw a shamrock, that was so good that you drew that, so well. Nice project.

  38. Those are some fun St Patrick’s Day craft ideas. We love Oriental trading too and find lots of goodies there.

  39. I wish we had a possibility to volunteer in our daughter’s class too. Sadly, it’s not so common here. The paper plate clover looks really cute! Have to make them with my daughter.

  40. This is so cute and adorable! Love the clover leaf plate ::)

  41. Wow that really is a super simple four leaf clover project, I have St Patrick’s Day. I also love four leaf clovers, they are good luck!

  42. This is such a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day! I can’t believe that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner.

  43. That is such a fun craft. My son would love the brain.

  44. What great ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We are big Oriental Trading fans, especially when it comes time to plan a party.

  45. It’s so great that you volunteer so much in the classroom! What a cute activity!

  46. I can’t wait to try this with the kids. They love creating things with paper plates.

  47. That is a cute craft to do with the kids I will have to get some Brain Shaped Splat Balls. I know they will be a big hit.

  48. I have to get some of these Brain Shaped Splat Balls . My kids are going to love them. This craft will be fun to do and put up around the house.

  49. I have heard some great things bout oriential trading! This is so fun. I haven’t even thought of St. Patrick’s day yet, I need to get on that!

  50. This is super cute! I am going to share this with my daughter’s girl scout leader!

  51. What a fun activity. Perfect for little hands.

  52. I have a few friends that are teachers and they LOVE the help that parents provide in class. Those brain splat balls look so cool,no wonder the kids love them!

  53. This craft is so cute! I know that my little ones in my family would love to make something like this.

  54. We always try to do some crafts around whatever holiday it may be. This one looks like it would be so easy and fun.

  55. Such a cute idea! And thanks for reminding me St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

  56. Such a cute idea! Perfect to decorate our St. Patty’s Day float for the kids’ parade! Thanks!

  57. Love your four leaf clover craft!! Can’t believe February is halfway over already!!

  58. The four leaf clover turned out magnificent! I would have never believed that it used to be a paper plate if I hadn’t seen the pictures for myself.

  59. What a cute, easy, and festive St. Patty’s day craft. My boys would have so much fun doing this and getting into the holiday spirit.

  60. Cute craft! This would be great to do with kids of all ages. If someone couldn’t paint they could also color it in.

  61. I just love this project. It is so easy and simple to make. It would definitely keep my little one busy for sometime.

  62. We love love love St. Patricks Day at our house, we totally celebrate this day!!

  63. A great project idea for my daughter who is a Kindergarten teacher. I am sure the children would love to do this project.

  64. This looks like so much and so easy to make! Going to give it a shot when I have some time on my hands 🙂

  65. Wow, This is absolutely a good ideas and I bet this is fun to try! Glad that you share this with us

  66. My kids would be all over that brain splat ball! This is such a cute and creative idea for St. Patrick celebration.

  67. It’s great to read that your son is doing good in school now! I think it is very sweet that you gave all those goodies to the prize box for the class! Seems like they will enjoy their little St. Patrick’s prizes 🙂

    Carlota | TheWandereuse.com

  68. I love it! Each year I look for some great crafts for St. Patty’s day to make with the kids. We then take them to my parents house to decorate for them. Adding this to the list

  69. Boy, those little kids love brains! 🙂

    This looks like a good project to do with my niece, thanks.

  70. What a fun craft for St Patricks Day! We used those brain molds for treats for a zombie birthday party! How fun for the kids

  71. This is so easy! Thanks for sharing it. I know a few kids who are going to love making this.

  72. These are great ideas! I think I need to do that clover leaf thing, i love that! Recycling maybe some of my old and used materials at home. Thanks for these!

  73. this is perfect! it is really easy and fun to do! plus its affordable! i like it

  74. What a fun craft! Also, what an amazing teacher! It’s not often they allow parents to help out.

  75. I love coming up with crafts like this for my kids. I truly appreciate how involved you are in your son’s life!

  76. What a cute project to make for St. Patrick’s Day! Oriental Trading always has the best items to create crafts and throw a party!

  77. Other than the bigger holidays like Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s day is absolutely my favorite! This craft is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  78. This is so beautifuly done. I will love to do it over the weelkend with my daughter. I am sure that she will love it.

  79. Good for you to volunteer and take the time to help out your kids school! Also loving this cutey clover craft! Oriental Trader has the best things!

  80. What a simple and fun DIY. Alos, I can totally see why the brains would be a hit! LOL

  81. I love crafts that can be made with stuff I already have on hand. The kids will love painting & putting these together.

  82. This looks like a fun craft! I can’t believe St.Patricks day is coming up!

  83. Look how cute and simple that shamrock is?! I love St. Patrick’s Day, and this would be a fun craft to do with kids… or maybe just for me. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  84. Such a cute idea. I ‘ve made paper plate clocks when I used to teach Grade 1, it was a lot of fun. This will be fun to do with my kids:)

  85. Brain splat balls? Well that’s nothing I’ve ever seen before! This craft definitely looks easy though!

  86. This looks like fun!! Great craft for many different age groups! I’d love to do this craft with my niece and nephew! They would love it!

  87. I am so loving your four leaf clover paper plates. These would be awesome for my kids to do to decorate their rooms.

  88. These look so much fun! The brain totally looks like from iZombie, bet they are using the very same ones haha! x

  89. My kids LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. They are convinced they are going to catch a leprechaun…this will be a fun craft. And I also love Oriental Trading – so many good things.

  90. I usually don’t do anything for St. Patrick’s Day, but I do love this easy craft idea. I know that my son would love it, too.

  91. This is so fun! My kids would love this!!!

  92. We already getting ready for St.Pattys Day! This is adorable fun craft!

  93. This looks like a great craft for the classroom or a rainy day at home! And those brain splat balls – YES! My eight year old daughter and her second grade classmates would love those too!

  94. Plate crafts are always a really good time. Glad to hear your son is having a much better year.

  95. That is so cute! Looks like a fun craft that we can do this weekend!

  96. what a cute craft! I will have to keep this one in mind!

    • I also wanted to say and hit enter too fast… that those brain splat things are so entertaining for the kids.. kids are so weird. It’s pretty hilarious though! haha

  97. I love this craft! So fun and easy to put together! Perfect for St. Patricks Day!

  98. These are super cute! My youngest will love doing this one. Thanks!

  99. Oriental Trading Co is headquartered here in Omaha. My brother-in-law used to work there.

    I think the craft looks like fun!