Ever tried to find a lucky shamrock or four leaf clover? Why not try out a fun and easy process art activity for St Patrick’s Day this March. Create a shamrock splatter painting at home or in the classroom with a few simple supplies. Simple St Patrick’s Day art for kids inspired by famous artist, Jackson Pollock. We love simple St Patrick’s Day activities for kids!

SHAMROCK ART WITH SPLATTER PAINTING

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JACKSON POLLOCK – THE FATHER OF ACTION PAINTING

Famous artist, Jackson Pollock was often called the Father of Action Painting. Pollock had a special style of painting where he dripped paint onto large canvases on the floor.

This way of painting was called action painting because Pollock would move very quickly across the painting, pouring and splattering the paint in drips and in long, messy lines.

Sometimes he threw the paint onto the canvas – and some of his paintings still have footprints on them from when he stepped in the paint

Create your own fun and unique shamrock art for St Patrick’s Day with your own action painting techniques. Let’s get started!

MORE FUN SPLATTER PAINTING IDEAS

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WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.
In other words, it’s good for them!

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POLLOCK SHAMROCK PAINTING

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 a four leaf clover is thought to bring you good luck!

SUPPLIES:

  • Shamrock template
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor
  • Brush
  • Water
  • Background paper
  • Glue stick

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Print out the shamrock template.

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STEP 2: Choose watercolor paints in all shades of green for our St Patrick’s Day theme.

STEP 3: Use a paintbrush and water to splatter or drip paint all over your shamrock. Shake the brush, drip the paint, splatter with your fingers. Make a fun mess!

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STEP 4: Let your work dry, and then cut out the shamrock.

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STEP 5. Glue your painted shamrock to colored cardstock or canvas.

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HOW TO MAKE A SHAMROCK SPLATTER PAINTING

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