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How-To Make a Shamrock Pinwheel

St. Patrick’s Day Craft – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or any day for that matter, with this adorable and easy to make shamrock pinwheel – it’s basically a green flower pinwheel but we’ll call it a shamrock pinwheel!
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For every holiday I try to make at least ONE kid’s craft.  St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week away so I needed something quick and easy.  I found the directions for this Shamrock Pinwheel in Family Fun magazine March 2014 issue along with a link for the Spinning Shamrock (download by clicking here) template.


Green Cardstock – I like to use Astrobrights for crafting

Green Pencil – You can find cute pencils at Target, the Dollar Tree, Walmart, etc.


Craft Scissors

Bone Folder


I used green cardstock to print out the shamrock template and then cut it out using sharp scissors.

I folded the area marked with the dotted line inward and then placed a thumbtack in the center and attached this to a pencil eraser.

*Be sure to leave enough space between the shamrock and the eraser to allow for spinning.

Shamrock-PinwheelMy little guy had so much fun ~ at first he was blowing way too hard and then he figured it out pretty quickly…slow and steady wins the race!


Lisa at Texas Decor

Wednesday 12th of March 2014

What a sweet little craft and perfect for St. Patty's day!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

Mary Beth... What a fun, quick, and fabulous craft!! I think I need to make one for myself! :) Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

Mary Beth

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

Thanks so much, Diane! I had fun playing with it as well....we all took turns. :)

Cindy Eikenberg

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

Mary Beth, this is so cute and fun for St. Patrick's Day and I agree with Amanda, the action shots are great! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Tuesday, my friend!


Tuesday 11th of March 2014

Love it, I'm a St Pats fan being half Irish! Love the action shots, is that done in Wordpress, I must investigate ;)

Mary Beth

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

I'm glad you like it, Amanda! I made it using I think it would have been better if I used a tripod and set my camera to continuous shoot ~ I didn't think of making it a gif until after the pictures were shot.