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If you are currently in the process of planning a St. Patrick’s Day party, or are looking for some fun and easy classroom decorate, look no further! Today, I wanted to share this free printable four leaf clover template that you will be able to use for a variety of fun projects.
At my son’s preschool, the teachers always have holiday or seasonal themed craft projects for the children to work on. During Christmastime they have Christmas trees to color, snowmen to decorate and snowflakes to cut out.
The classrooms always look so nice decorated with seasonal projects. This gave me the idea to start creating some templates of my own that you could
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These four leaf clover templates will help you get started on your St. Patrick’s day decorations or craft projects. I am sharing two different sized shamrock patterns that would be perfect for a wide variety of fun projects.
Free Printable Small Four Leaf Clover Template
The small four leaf clover template is sized to fit onto an 8.5×11 inch piece of paper. For the highest quality, I would definitely recommend printing onto cardstock.
Once the shamrocks have been cut out, they will measure about 3 inches wide. 9 four leaf clovers will print per page.
Download links are available at the bottom of this post.
How to use the small template to create cupcake toppers:
First, print out the four leaf clover pattern onto 8.5×11 inch cardstock. Depending on the type and thickness of your paper, you may even be able to print onto the final paper as well.
If you are printing on a pattered or textured paper, I would suggest printing on the backside so that when you go to cut the shamrocks out, you don’t see any of the guidelines.
Here are a few really cool green paper options that I think would work well for cute four leaf clover cupcake toppers.
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After the four leaf clovers are printed and cut out, you can tape toothpicks or small lollipop sticks to the back of the pattern and stick them into the tops of the already frosted cupcakes.
It might be fun to even use a few different patterns or textures and mix and match the cupcake toppers.
Important: Depending on the size of the sticks you use to tape the four leaf clovers to, you may need to slightly trim the bottom of the stems to make sure that they are not too long and don’t end up in your icing.
How to make a St. Patrick’s Day hanging banner:
If you love to DIY your own party decorations, this idea is for you!
First, print out the small templates onto green cardstock, patterned or textured paper. Then, you’ll need to pick up one of these premade banners. Here are a few on Amazon that I think will work really well and fit the small shamrock template nicely.
Alternatively, you could definitely make the banner yourself by hand.
Once you have the four leaf clovers cut out, you can hot glue them to the banner. Hang the banner up along a wall or mantle and you easily have a festive St. Patrick’s Day decoration that you can say you made yourself!
Here are a few other fun ways to use the small four leaf clover templates:
You can use them for gift or favor tags.
If you are throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party or event, you may have small favors you will be giving away to your guests. You can print out the shamrocks and then write a name or short message on them before attaching them to a gift or favor.
Alternatively, you could also download the pdf template and upload it to a program such as Adobe Photoshop or Canva.com (free alternative). In one of those programs, you could add your own custom text, print out and then use as favor tags.
You can use the four leaf clovers as table numbers.
These templates would also make great table numbers at your St. Patrick’s Day themed party or event.
Simply download the patterns to your computer and then you can either hand write or use a design program (something like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Canva.com for a free alternative) to add the table numbers onto the center of the shamrocks. You could then use these table number stands to stick the four leaf clovers onto. I think this would be such a cute way to add a personal touch to any holiday event this March.
Free Printable Large Four Leaf Clover Template
The large four leaf clover templated is sized to fit on an 8.5x 11 inch piece of paper or cardstock. For the highest quality, I would definitely recommend printing on cardstock. Once the shamrock is cut out, it will measure about 7 inches wide.
Download links are available at the bottom of this post.
Using the large four leaf clover template to create classroom decorations:
If you are looking for a festive way to decorate your classroom or workplace this March, these large four leaf clover patterns would be a great way to spruce things up!
Print out the four leaf clover pattern onto 8.5×11 inch cardstock. Depending on the type of paper and the thickness, you may even be able to print onto the final paper as well.
If you are printing on a pattered or textured paper, I would suggest printing on the backside so that when you go to cut the shamrocks out, you don’t see any of the black template lines showing through.
You can use green construction paper or this fun sparkly green cardstock would look really cool as well!
Stick the four leaf clovers to a bulletin board, classroom wall or door. If you are a teacher, it may even be fun to have each of your students write their names onto the shamrocks before hanging them up.
How to use the large shamrock template as a coloring page:
You may be thinking that four leaf clovers are all green, what is there to color? But think again!
You could have your students or kids glue green pom poms onto the page, add some glitter or even stickers.
And if you have younger children, they won’t pay attention to coloring in the lines or using the “correct” colors anyway. These four leaf clovers would just make a great holiday themed base for their creativity to blossom!