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!


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  1. Love it, I'm a St Pats fan being half Irish! Love the action shots, is that done in WordPress, I must investigate 😉

    1. Mary Beth says:

      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.

  2. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    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!

  3. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

  4. Lisa at Texas Decor says:

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