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How to make shamrock salt dough necklaces for kids

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.


Shamrock necklace supplies

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


1. Mix the ingredients

Shamrock necklace step 1

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

2. Make the dough

Shamrock necklace step 2

Mix the ingredients together until a thick dough forms.

3. Cut out the shamrocks

Shamrock necklace step 3

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

Shamrock necklace step 4

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

5. Bake the shamrocks

Shamrock necklace step 5

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

Shamrock necklace step 6

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

7. Make the necklace

Shamrock necklace step 7

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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