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Project

Shamrock Straw Toppers

As a nod to Saint Patrick's Day, let your kids create their own luck with four-leaf-clover straw toppers.

Materials

  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Bendable drinking straws, in green

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut card stock into 5-inch squares.

  2. Step 2

    Fold each square in half diagonally, creating a triangle, and then fold in half once more to make a smaller triangle. Trim off outer points as indicated.

  3. Step 3

    Unfold paper halfway, as shown. Cut a small V at the bottom, in the center.

  4. Step 4

    Unfold shamrock, and crease diagonally, reversing the direction of the fold; repeat to make another diagonal crease. Slide card-stock shamrock onto one end of a green straw. Make a wish, and have a sip!

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2012

Reviews (3)

  • susan373 16 Mar, 2013

    After cutting your four leaves, open them up and cut one into a rectangle shape to make a stem. Perfect shamrock!

  • naplesgirl 6 Mar, 2013

    @bebeth: Thank you, Sheldon Cooper.

  • bebeth 17 Mar, 2012

    Lovely idea...however not to be confused with four-leaf clover....The shamrock is a Three-Leaf old white clover.