Shamrock Painting

shamrock paintingDid you know that if you cut a green pepper (or any other colored pepper) that you get a perfect 4 leaf clover shape? I saw a friend do this a few years ago, so we decided to try it out for ourselves for a little shamrock painting!

The materials needed are pretty self-explanatory, but here they are anyway!

Materials Needed

  • green pepper cut in half width wise
  • paper
  • any type of paint that you are comfortable with your kids using (We used washable paint 🙂 )
  • A paper plate (or whatever you have on hand) to put the paint on

First, dip your pepper into the paint, making sure that the whole stamping surface has paint on it. Then very carefully stamp your pepper onto your piece of paper.St. Patrick's day craft for kidspepper stampingshamrock paintingAnd if you want, you don’t even have to make shamrock shapes at all! 🙂

kid's paintingAnd you might even want to paint a little bit on your hand!

st. patrick's dayI think they turn out pretty cute! Something fun to hang up for St. Patrick’s Day!clover stampshamrock paintingBut these little boys with their finished product…even cuter! You can tell they were pretty excited to make these. I think they get extra happy whenever we pull out the paints!

shamrock stamp

clover painting  pepper stamp Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. March 19, 2015    

    Lovely St Patricks day activity.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 19, 2015    

      Thanks for stopping by Karen!

  2. March 19, 2015    

    Wish I had thought of using a pepper. I cut out a shamrock from a potato and it was far more difficult than I anticipated. I know what i’ll be doing next year!! #LetKidsBeKids

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 19, 2015    

      Thanks for visiting the blog Clare! I like potato printing too, but the pepper is much easier!

  3. March 22, 2015    

    At first I thought it was a green apple. Supervision: make sure he doesn’t eat it when covered with paint. Unless, of course, he doesn’t like green pepper. Thanks for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party. I’m Janice, one of your hostesses.

  4. Sherry Sherry
    February 28, 2016    

    What a brilliant idea! I never thought about using a pepper to make shamrocks. My grand kids would love this. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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