“Dip the paint brush in green paint and paint the green pepper or dip the green pepper in a plate of green paint. Now say that ten times fast!”
St. Patrick’s Day
Remembering St. Patrick and the Irish is a great segue into talking about the Trinity with children. Whether the legend is true or not, the shamrock is a great teaching tool to visualize the Three-in-One: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. A shamrock has three parts, but is still one little leaf.
A fun and easy craft to bring out the 3-in-1 is in looking at the inside of a pepper (the vegetable, and in this case, a green one)!
What You Need to Paint Irish Shamrocks:
- Green pepper cut in half, cutting off the top where the stem is, but don’t remove the pulp inside
- Green paint
- Paint brush or paper plate
- Paper towel
How to Paint Irish Shamrocks:
1. Press the half of green pepper onto a dry paper towel to get rid of excess water.
2. Dip the paint brush in green paint and paint the green pepper or dip the green pepper in a plate of green paint. Now say that ten times fast!
(It’s easier for older kids to paint the pepper with the paintbrush, but it’s better to have little kids just dip the pepper into a plate of green paint.)
3. Firmly press the green pepper onto a piece of paper.
4. Pull the pepper straight up off the paper so the paint doesn’t smear.
5. Use the paint brush to add a stem to the Irish shamrock.