Family Time Calendar: Get Crafty - iVillage

Even if you're not Irish, you and your kids might find a bit of good luck by crafting a shamrock for St. Patrick's Day. Valentine hearts form the foundation of a delightful shamrock-shaped wreath to celebrate this fun holiday.

What you'll need:
3 equal-size Styrofoam hearts
Hot glue or straight pins (adults only!)
Several yards of green ribbon (amount depends on size of hearts)
Floral pin

What you'll do:
Lay the three heart shapes on a work table so the points are touching each other and the combined hearts resemble the three petals of a shamrock; use a hot glue gun to attach them.

Cut long lengths of green ribbon and have kids wind the ribbon around the shamrock shape until it is completely covered; use hot glue or pins to secure it to the Styrofoam at various points and at the ends.

When no more white Styrofoam shows, tie several long lengths of green ribbon to hang down from the shamrock like a stem. Push a floral pin into the back for a hanger, then display the decorative shamrock on a wall or your front door.

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