Melted Crayon Shamrock

You sham-rock! Make it a lucky St. Patrick's Day with our melted crayon 4 leaf clover craft.

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  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Markers
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola No-Run School Glue
  • Crayon or Pencil Sharpener
  • Duct Tape
  • Pencil
  • Wax Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cardstock

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This craft includes the use of a hair dryer. Adult assistance required.
  • A pencil sharpener will work if you don’t have a crayon sharpener on hand.


Step 1

Unwrap 3–4 crayons, then use crayon sharpener to create shavings.

Step 2

Lay piece of wax paper on protected surface. Evenly sprinkle shavings onto wax paper.

Step 3

Place slightly larger piece of wax paper overtop. Seal edges with duct tape.

Step 4

With the help of an adult, use hair dryer to melt shavings. Let cool 15 minutes.

Step 5

Sketch 4 equal-sized hearts on wax paper. Cut out.

Step 6

Draw festive message and shamrock stem on cardstock with markers.

Step 7

Glue wax paper hearts around stem to complete shamrock. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 8

Give this sham-rockin' craft to a lucky friend or family member!

  • Occasion:

    • St. Patrick's Day,

    • Winter

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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