Shamrock Pony Paper Craft

Are you ready to bring a dash of good luck and Irish cheer into your home or barn? With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we’ve got the perfect craft that combines your love for horses and the luck of the Irish. It’s simple, it’s pretty, and it’s a wonderful way to add a touch of seasonal flair to your space. Plus, it’s a fantastic “good luck” token that’s sure to become a part of your family or farm traditions.

Shamrock Horse HERO

I’m really excited to add this new horse-themed craft to the blog today! I love how my shamrock pony turned out and I already have it hanging up in our kitchen.

Materials Needed:

For a sturdier craft, we recommend printing the templates on white card stock rather than regular printer paper.

Note about the printables: these files are strictly for PERSONAL USE ONLY.  You may NOT sell the digital file or sell the printed work. You may NOT redistribute the digital file or printed work.

Shamrock Horse art Supplies


  1. Print It Out: Begin by printing the horse template and the shamrock pages on cardstock.
    Shamrock Horse Papers
  2. Cutting Time: With your materials printed, it’s time to cut out the horse and shamrocks. I hand cut the horse and used my Silhouette Cameo’s print and cut feature (with registration marks) to cut out the shamrocks. If you want to use your Sihouette or Cricut to cut these, grab the SVG files linked above. For my project, I used about 60 shamrocks to cover the horse.
    Shamrock print to cut
    Horse outline white
  3. Glue & Stick: Cover small sections of the horse at a time with glue from the glue stick. Affix a variety of shamrock colors onto the sticky surface, overlapping them slightly for full coverage. Apply a bit of glue on the overlapping shamrock parts to ensure they stick well.
    Glue Stick on card stock
    Shamrock on gluestick
    Gluing shamrocks
    Covering horse with shamrocks
  4. Cover as Much as You Like: Continue the process until your horse is covered in a mosaic of shamrocks. I opted for a half-covered face because I liked the way it looked. Feel free to cover your horse as much or as little as you like.
  5. Trim the Edges: Flip your horse over and use the outline as a guide to trim any overhanging shamrocks. This step will give your craft a neat, finished look.
    Back of horse
    Finished shamrock horse
  6. Display Time: Now that your lucky horse is complete, it’s ready to brighten up any room or barn. Hang it up or frame it in plastic to protect it from the elements. You could also run the horse through a laminator to help preserve it. This craft is not just a decoration; it can be a great good luck charm. Encourage riders or family members to give it a gentle touch for luck before heading out for the day or on their next ride.
Finished Shamrock Horse on wall

Whether it’s hung in your home, barn, or given as a gift, this shamrock pony paper craft is a beautiful token of luck and seasonal joy.

I hope you have fun with this project and love the end result! If you decide to give this craft a try, definitely let us know how it turned out! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture of your finished artwork. We would love to see it!


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