I thought this shamrock necklace and bracelet would be a fun little craft for the kids to do at our St. Patrick’s Day playdate. It’s easy, and the supplies are inexpensive. Even if you’re not hosting a St. Pat’s playdate, this necklace and bracelet would be fun to wear to a parade or to school that day.
- multipack of foam shamrocks (I purchased mine at Michael's)
- plastic straws (I used two straws for one necklace)
- gems and glue dots (optional)
- hole punch
- Estimate how much yarn you need by loosely wrapping it around the child's wrist or neckline. Cut the yarn. To keep the ends from unraveling, wrap each end with a small piece of clear tape.
- Cut the straws in 2" pieces. I used two straws for one 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, alternating them with the shamrocks. Tie the ends when finished.
- Add a little bling using glue dots to affix the gems. Boys may want their necklaces without.
That's it! Get creative with your patterns!