Super quick and easy paper craft decoration to get the children to do when you suddenly remember the O’Briens are coming round to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at your place!
Start with a green piece of printer size paper and cut it in half lengthways – you will now have two strips of paper. Fold each one into a concertina – folding it into four usually works really well. Draw a shamrock shape on the front, making sure that the edges of the picture go on the edge of the paper.
Cut the shape out and when you open it you will have a row of shamrocks ready to decorate the wall. Repeat on the other piece of paper and tape them together – keep repeating to make it as long as you like.
If you do happen to do this as a leisurely planned activity, you can also have lots of fun decorating your garland with drawings, glitter, stickers and the like.
This is a great paper craft for children to do independently, and to help them I have a Paper Garland Tutorial.