Have fun with a St Patrick’s Day zentangle art activity at home or in the classroom. Draw zentangle patterns onto our free shamrock printable using basic supplies or even use it as a shamrock coloring page. Explore do-able St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids below and let’s get zentangling!
COLOR THESE PRINTABLE SHAMROCKS
A zentangle is an unplanned and structured pattern usually created on small square tiles in black and white. The patterns are called tangles.
You can make a tangle with one or a combinations of dots, lines, curves etc. Zentangle art can be very relaxing because there is no pressure to focus on the end result. It really is an easy form of process art for kids!
Draw zentangle patterns onto our free shamrock printable below for St Patrick’s Day. Relaxing and mindful art for kids of all ages!
MORE FUN ZENTANGLE PATTERNS TO TRY
- Zentangle Art Ideas
- Heart Zentangle
- Zentangle Easter Eggs
- Leaf Zentangle
- Zentangle Pumpkin
- Cat Zentangle
- Thanksgiving Zentangle
- Christmas Zentangles
WHY DO PROCESS ART WITH KIDS?
What do you think of when you think of children’s art activities? Marshmallow snowmen? Fingerprint flowers? Pasta ornaments?
While there isn’t anything wrong with these crafty projects, they all have one thing in common. The focus is on the end result. Usually, an adult has created a plan for a project that has one goal in mind, and it does not leave a lot of room for true creativity.
For children, the real fun (and learning) is in the process, not the product! Hence, the importance of process art!
Kids are curious, they want their senses to come alive. They want to feel and smell and sometimes even taste the process. They want to be free to let their minds wander through the creative process.
How can we help them reach this state of ‘flow’ – (the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task)? Process art activities! Click here for more process art ideas!
What are shamrocks? Shamrocks are the young sprigs of the clover plant. They are also a symbol of Ireland and are associated with St Patrick’s Day. Finding one is thought to bring you good luck!
- Shamrock template
- Black marker
- Colored markers or watercolors
STEP 1: Print out the shamrock template.
STEP 2: Fill in each section with your own zentangle designs. Try creating various patterns using a marker. For example; stripes, circles, waves, swirls.
Optional: Color your shamrocks in with markers or watercolor paints. You make even want to make your own watercolors!
MORE FUN ST PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES
Try one of these St Patrick’s Day theme art and craft activities, science and slime!
DRAW A ZENTANGLE SHAMROCK FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY
Click on the image below or on the link for more fun St Patrick’s Day crafts.