Friday, February 22, 2013


Lucky Mixed Media St. Patrick's Day Necklace!!

My kids could make a Lucky St. Patrick's Day necklace every week!  It's fun, straightforward, gives your children lots of room for creative expression, and exercises those fine motor skills!

Simple Supplies (for each child):
  • a straw cut into (about) 1" sections
  • 4-5 clovers--make sure one is lucky (has 4 leaves)!  You can draw them on green paper or print this sheet for four children on green paper.  Punch 2 holes in each clover.
  • pony beads
  • plastic "curling" ribbon

Easy How-To:

1.  Make sure your child can reach the clovers, straw pieces, and beads. 
2.  Tie one end of the ribbon to a bead so nothing will slide past it.
3.  Let your child assemble the lucky necklace!
4.  Tie it large enough to slip over your child's head.

Learning Extensions:

"Hide" letters, numbers, or sight words by writing them on the back of the clovers and let your child "find" them by flipping over the papers!

I may share at any of these parties!


Ann Harquail said...

What a great craft! We'll have to give this a try!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party!

Sugar Aunts said...

These look beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Share it Saturday!