A St Patricks Day Craft

Lucky Shamrock Flowers

Celebrate the luck of the Irish with this St Patricks Day craft! Here's an easy St Patricks Day craft to make with the kids....shamrock flowers that can be bunched together in a holiday bouquet or used as magic wands!

Everyone knows that a shamrock is one of the symbols of St. Patrick's Day, but do you know why?

According to many sources, the shamrock was a vital part of St. Patrick's teachings. He used its three rounded leaves, growing on a single stem, as a natural symbol to simplify the concept of the Trinity.

It is also said that the deep green color of the shamrock, which became Ireland's emblem, cancels out the superstition that it is bad luck to wear green.

(Excerpted from http://www.farmersalmanactv.com.)

So think GREEN and get busy with this St Patricks Day craft! It's a great way to start your holiday celebration this year.


Supplies

  • Heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Colored craft foam sheets (or precut craft foam hearts)
  • Straws
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Colored ribbon
  • Modeling clay
  • Terracotta flower pot

Instructions

  • Trace heart shapes onto the colored craft foam sheets using the cookie cutter
  • Cut out the shapes and staple together, matching pointed ends
  • Staple onto the straw
  • Add colored ribbons
  • Stick the straw into the modeling clay and place inside the flower pot

There you have it! You've made a bouquet of St. Patrick's Day Shamrock flowers.












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