Watercolor Effect Lucky Clovers with Markers

Crafts St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is on March 17th and we wanted an easy craft that required no special materials and be completed in under 30 minutes. This cultural and religious holiday is known for its festive shades of green, shamrocks, leprechauns and Irish foods, so we made lucky four leaf clovers to hang around the house next month. 

Our Saint Patrick's Day lucky four leaf clover marker project is a fun and creative way to celebrate! Below is the simple step-by-step guide to make yours! 

All you will need are markers (we used different shades of green), watercolor paper, a spray bottle for water and a paint brush. 

First, find a four leaf clover template or draw your own on watercolor paper. Once you have your clover design ready, let your little ones color the inside of the clover entirely using different colors.

Next, let your little one use the spray bottle to spray/mist the watercolor paper with water. Be sure to not have them completely soak the paper; you will just need a bit of water to get the colors to run together to create a tie-dye/watercolor effect. As the water begins to "bleed" on the paper, you can use a paint brush to help guide the colors and fill the clover entirely if needed.

Let the watercolor paper dry completely and then cut out your shape. You can hang them up, or make a few to string together to make a banner. 


Enjoy the creative process with your little ones and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


Watercolor Effect Marker Lucky Clovers - What You'll Need:

  • Markers (we used different shades of green)
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Spray Bottle with water  
  • Paint Brush 


1. Draw or trace a four leaf clover on watercolor paper. 

2. Once the design is on your paper, color inside fully using different color markers and strokes.

3. Use spray bottle to mist water on design and let colors "bleed." Use paint brush if needed to help spread colors. 

4. Once dry, cut out shape and hang for decorations! 

Have fun and share with us! #LOCreativeCircle #littleowly


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