For St. Patrick’s Day we want to help you not only spend some quality time with your kids, but also recycle something that (we hope!) everyone has at home.
We promise this will be an easy craft. All you need is:
- an empty egg carton
- green paint
- single hole punch
- ribbon or twine
Start by cutting out the individual cups from the carton. We used an 18 egg carton, but 12 works just as well.
Once the cups are individually cut, snip four lines down the side of the cup, and fold edges down. These will be the petals to your clover.
Using scissors, round the edges of your ‘petals’ to make them into a clover shape. You will also want to cut your ‘stems’ for the clover, which can be cut from the lid of the carton or you can use some of the pieces that were trimmed off to add a bit of dimension.
Once dried, you will have to attach the stems to the backs of clover using glue or tape.
Once the clovers are attached, punch a hole in each of your clovers to feed your ribbon or twine through.
Thread the clovers, inserting the twine from the back of the clover so they are facing the front.
Once all clovers have been added, hang your new decoration. Maybe it will bring you some of the luck of the Irish!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!