Scented Shamrock

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Updated on Aug 28, 2013

This Saint Patrick's Day get in the spirit by creating a scented shamrock. Native Celtic people used the shamrock as medicine, which is why people believed it was good luck. Now, widely used as the symbol of Ireland, the shamrock is celebrated at festivals around the world during the month of March. Celebrate in your own home by creating a scented clover.

What You Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Jell-O mix, (green)
  • Paintbrush
  • Saltshaker
  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon, or yarn

What You Do:

  1. Before starting the project, fill the salt shaker with the green Jell-O mix.
  2. Help your child draw a shamrock shape on the construction paper.
  3. Have her cut out the shape using a pair of scissors.
  4. Encourage her to paint glue onto the cut-out shamrock, covering the entire shape.
  5. Have her sprinkle the Jell-O powder onto the glue using the shaker. Try to cover it as much as possible.
  6. Help her shake off any extra Jell-O powder and allow it to dry completely.
  7. Punch a hole at the top of the shamrock.
  8. Thread ribbon through the hole and tie it into a knot. Then, hang it from a doorknob or in a window to show your Irish spirit!