Paper Chain Shamrock Necklace
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Everyone remembers making paper chains! Kids can make their own paper chain shamrock necklace for St. Patrick's Day. Adjust the size of the paper strips to fit the age of the child. Smaller strips are more of a challenge and great for older kids!
What you'll need:
- Yellow construction paper
- Green construction paper or card stock
- Glitter glue
- 6” length of green yarn
- White craft glue or glue stick
How to make it:
- Cut a simple shamrock shape from the green paper.
- Pipe glitter glue around the shamrock and spread around. Set aside to dry. (See photo.)
- Cut yellow construction paper into equal strips according to age of child. Small children will need larger strips while older kids will appreciate the challenge of small, thin strips. (See photo.)
- Begin by gluing one end of a yellow strip to its other end, forming a ring.
- Thread a second strip through the first ring you created and glue the ends together creating a second ring. (See photo.)
- Repeat step 3 until your chain is long enough to fit over your child’s head.
- Cut one strip twice as long as all the others and use that as the final ring, connecting the two ends of the chain. (See photo.)
- When shamrock is dry, carefully poke a hole through the top leaf and thread the yarn through the hole.
- Carefully and gently tie the yarn into a knot and then tie it again, tightening gently on the second knot so as not to rip the paper.
- Hold the necklace up and find the center chain link you want to hang your shamrock on. (See photo.)
- Tie the other end of the yarn to the center link and trim off the excess.
- Construction paper is perfect for a large variety of projects, be sure to keep plenty on hand.
- Choose whatever colors you like for this project. We chose yellow to represent gold!
- Glitter glue is available at discount department stores and craft supply stores.