Even if you're not hosting a St. Pat's playdate, this necklace and bracelet would be fun to wear to a St. Pat's Day parade or to school that day.
WHAT YOU NEED:
**Money-Saving Tip: When coming up with activities, try to come up with ideas using items you already have. With the exception of the foam shamrocks, I already had all the items for this craft.**
- Multi-pack of foam shamrocks (I purchased mine at Michaels for $1.79 with my 40% off)
- Plastic straws (I used 2 straws for 1 necklace)
- Gems and glue dots (optional)
- Hole puncher
- Scissors (not shown)
- Scotch tape (not shown)
- "Make Your Own Luck" Printable (optional) Download here
- Estimate how much yarn you need by loosely wrapping it around the child's wrist or neckline. Cut the yarn. To avoid the ends from unraveling, wrap each end with a small piece of clear scotch tape.
- Cut the straws in 2" pieces. I used 2 straws for 1 necklace.
- Using the hole punch, punch two holes in each shamrock. (If you only use one hole, the shamrock will flop around.) Then, decide on a pattern, and thread the yarn through the straw pieces and shamrocks. Tie the ends when finished.
- Add a little bling using glue dots to affix the gems. Below you'll see the necklace with gems and without. Boys may want their necklaces without.