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How to make shamrock salt dough necklaces for kids

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

Get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day by creating fun, wearable art for your child and all of her friends. You won't need anything more than some basic kitchen supplies, paint and some string.

Supplies:

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Shamrock cookie cutter
  • Green paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Green yarn
  • Scissors

Directions:

1. Mix the ingredients

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

In a large bowl, combine the flour, water and salt.

2. Make the dough

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

Mix the ingredients together until a thick dough forms.

3. Cut out the shamrocks

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

Flatten the dough out to approximately 1/4 inch thickness. Use the shamrock cookie cutter to cut out the shamrock shapes. The dough should make 12 shamrocks.

4. Make a hole

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

Use a drinking straw to make a hole in the top of each shamrock.

5. Bake the shamrocks

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

Place the salt dough shamrocks on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven at 200 degrees F for approximately 1 hour.

6. Paint the shamrocks

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

After the shamrocks have cooled, paint the front, back and sides with green paint.

7. Make the necklace

Get festive with simple shamrock necklaces

Cut a piece of yarn that is 18 inches long. Fold it in half and loop it through the hole in the shamrock to make a necklace. Tie the loose ends of the yarn in a knot and your shamrock necklace is ready to wear.

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