Explore the Trinity by making your own paper Shamrock Spinners. Perfect for St Patrick's Day, they're a fun-filled activity for all ages to make.
Why use Shamrocks to explore the Trinity?
It's thought that St Patrick once used a shamrock to explain the concept of the Trinity using its three leaves. Three in one & one in three.
These shamrocks are so quick & easy to make, all you need are three strips of A4 paper (cut widthways), a paper straw, & a glue stick. Alternatively, you can download our Free Printable shamrock leaves here. For best results print on green thin card, or white card & then colour in green.
How to make the shamrock leaves...
:: Fold the three strips of paper in half.
:: Take one strip & make a heart shape by folding the outer edges in towards each other & secure with glue. (It's easier to add a blob of glue to one side before folding them.)
:: Repeat the process with the other strips until you have three shamrock leaves.
The heart-shaped shamrock leaves remind us of;
The Love of the Father, the Creator
The Love of the Son, who lived on earth & died for us
The Love of the Holy Spirit, who lives within us.
Before joining the leaves together you need to prep your paper straw by flattening one end (about 4cm along) & then bending it at a right angle. Glue a leaf to each side of the straw, & then add the remaining leaf.
How to make your Shamrock Spinner fly...
To make your Shamrock spin & twirl through the air, simply roll the straw between your hands & then let it go. These are great to use indoors but will spin even longer outdoors when they catch the breeze. We had oodles of fun with ours & were amazed at just how far they travelled.
However you use your Spinning Shamrocks, I hope you have lots of fun celebrating the wonder of the Trinity together.
Looking for more ideas for St Patrick's Day, take a look at these: Activities & Crafts