Among the hundred leaf shapes, three heart leaves are the most popular. It was inspired by the curves of a leaf clover. The shamrock is formed by the union of three heart leaves. The green color is commonly used because it represents the color of leaves. This shape is so versatile that it can be used to make anything. In terms of symbolism, these heart-shaped leaves have become the symbol of Ireland's nationalism. Shamrock is an Irish word that means "young clover” which has religious sides. This leaf also become the unofficial flower of Ireland since the previous century.
Many companies and organizations around the world now use three clover leaves as their logo. This means that the shamrock is not always associated with Ireland. Shamrock cutouts are frequently used as teaching materials as well as home decorations.
Teachers frequently use this leaf in their crafting classes for educational purposes. Handicrafts that students may make in the class include room decorations, leaf tags, stickers, head crowns, bracelets, and necklace pins. Furthermore, cloverleaf can be used medicinally, such as digestion medicine.
The origins of three heart leaves can be traced back to St Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, who charmed the snakes and drove them into the sea. He was kidnapped by pirates at the age of 16th, but he managed to escape to France and return to Ireland. Then he started to attract Christian and teach others. He brought the leaf clover to Ireland, England, and Wales.
According to legend, he used the leaf to teach the Irish who were unfaithful about the Holy Trinity (Christian faith). This was the first time St. Patrick was related to shamrock leaves. To this day, the shamrock and St. Patrick are Ireland's national symbols.
Irish Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th to commemorate the death of their patron saint in 5th century. It officially becomes a Christian feast day in the early 17th century, which is celebrated with parades and festivals. This event was first celebrated in Boston, but many sources state that it was also held in New York. In the present, Irish Americans go to church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon.
They celebrate this day by dressed in green costumes and accessories with the shamrock symbol. The color green was derived from the Irish flag and is used as a symbol of nationalism. The tradition of its celebration is to serve some dishes such as bacon and cabbage. For the drinks, alcohol and beer are the crucial things. Those liquid praised only on this day. The exceptional one, they drown the shamrock in the drinks.
The Irish believe that the four-leaf clover symbol brings good luck. Another celebration is dancing and accompanied by music. Teachers, on the other hand, tend to spend their time in school with the students during that special time. They make shamrock crafts out of green paper cuts and yellow balls to represent the color gold.
Students will easily follow the instructions and create the craft due to the simple curves. After they've finished their crafts, students can play games with shamrock cutouts, such as shamrock tag. St. Patrick's Day is a joyous occasion for all who participate.
A simple leaf clover shape could be transformed into an intriguing creation. Because it is so simple to execute, most people turn the cutouts into a slew of fake plants. This craft can be made directly with green paper cuts.
To make a leaf clover, you only need four steps of paper cuts. It begins with a square, then folds twice, then uses scissors to create a heart shape, and finally unfolds the creases to reveal the finished leaf clover shape.
You can also make a 3D shamrock by gluing two layers of clover together. To prepare for St. Patrick's Day, toilet paper could be one of the alternatives for making another heart-shaped leaf. To turn the toilet paper into green color, you must first prepare a green stain. Spray it all over the toilet paper to turn it green. Using that option, you can create the longest craft using different kinds of paper, which could be very interesting. Then, glued a shamrock to it.
It can be used to decorate a wall, a window, or a door. For another variation, instead of using some papercraft, you could elaborate your imagination to make something unique out of shamrock cutouts. It could be hairpins, cute leaf dolls, sticky notes, a jewelry box, a neon lamp, or anything else by seeing the DIY tutorial. Those would be very artistic forms created from the unique shape of the leaf.