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Footprint Four-leaf Clover St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Footprint Four-leaf Clover St. Patrick's Day Craft

Handprint and footprint crafts are a great way to celebrate the holidays while making a keepsake to remember your child for years to come. If you are looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day craft to do with a toddler, then try making a footprint four-leaf clover.

Materials

  • Green nontoxic paint
  • Blank paper
  • Paper plate
  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush

Directions

  1. Pour some paint onto the paper plate.
  2. Use a cotton ball to create a thin layer of paint on the bottom of your child’s foot.
  3. Press the footprint from one foot onto the blank paper twice to make two leaves of the clover.
  4. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  5. Use the cotton ball to create a thin layer of paint on the bottom of your child’s other foot.
  6. Press the footprint from the second foot onto the paper twice to make the other two leaves of the clover.
  7. Wash the paint off your child’s foot.
  8. Use the cotton swab or paint brush to paint a stem onto the four-leaf clover.

Making a footprint four-leaf clover is a simple craft to do with a toddler for St. Patrick’s Day. My toddler daughter was not so fond of having green paint spread on her foot, which I found rather odd since she was fascinated by the red paint on her foot when we made a handprint and footprint card for Valentine’s Day. However, I will cherish the footprint four-leaf clover that we made together for the rest of my life. I have even started a keepsake album in which to put all the print crafts that I plan to make with her.

Green Paint, Paper Plate, Cotton Ball, and Cotton Swab Pouring the Green PaintGreen Paint on a Toddler's Foot Two Green FootprintsGreen Footprint Four-leaf Clover Painting on the Clover StemFootprint Four-leaf Clover Toddler Craft Footprint Four-leaf Clovers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and happy crafting!

For more St. Patrick’s Day crafts, try my Handprint Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Toddler Craft, Handprint Four-Leaf Clover Toddler St. Patrick’s Day Craft, Shamrock Paper Plate Wreath, Pot of Gold Rainbow Paper Plate Craft, and Burlap and Ribbon St. Patrick’s Day Wreath Craft.

Image Credits

Footprint Four-leaf Clover St. Patrick’s Day Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
Green Paint, Paper Plate, Cotton Ball, and Cotton Swab © 2013 Heather Johnson
Pouring the Green Paint © 2013 Heather Johnson
Green Paint on a Toddler’s Foot © 2013 Heather Johnson
Two Green Footprints © 2013 Heather Johnson
Green Footprint Four-leaf Clover © 2013 Heather Johnson
Painting on the Clover Stem © 2013 Heather Johnson
Footprint Four-leaf Clover Toddler Craft © 2013 Heather Johnson
Footprint Four-leaf Clovers © 2015 Heather Johnson

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