Thursday, March 1, 2012

Clover Leaf Lei Kids Craft

Today I'm sharing a quick and simple craft that'll help get the kiddos in the St. Patrick's day spirit! We've made these fun straw and paper leis before (see our valentines day and spring versions from the past) and the kids love to make them! They're simple, use supplies you're likely to have on hand, and well, they're just so cute!


Here's what you'll need to make your own Clover Leaf Lei:

string/yarn
paper clovers
scissors
cut up straws
hole punch

Here's how you'll make it:

1. Cut out some clover leaves in varying colours and patterns from cardstock/construction paper.
I've created a template for the clover leaf I used and it can be downloaded here.

2. Punch a hole in the centre of each clover leaf. Depending on the width of your straws you might need to use a smaller than normal hole punch or poke your own holes so the straws don't slip through.

3. Next cut a length of string or yarn and alternate stringing the paper clovers + straw pieces.

4. When its long enough, tie the ends of your string together and that's it! So easy and definitely a crowd pleaser with the kids! Enjoy making your own Clover Leaf Leis!


I'm linking up with I Heart Nap TimeLil’ LunaSomewhat SimpleTatertots & Jello and Today’s Creative Blog for Link Party Palooza! 

Follow Rebecca - Simple as That Blog's board St. Patrick's Day on Pinterest.


Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

26 comments:

  1. i absolutely love this & will be doing it with my boys! Thanks so much for sharing.
    much love,
    vanessa

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  2. Oh my gosh Rebecca - these are so awesome, I cannot wait to make some with my girl. We are big on the Irish day around here!

    Lovely post! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  3. Anonymous7:58 AM

    I absolutely love this! I can't wait to make this with my daughter! I had a little trouble downloading the shamrock though. Any idea why?

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  4. How adorable is that Rebecca!!! Love it!

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  5. Such cool idea ... good to keep kids busy with crafting ...
    Warmest regards,
    Ruby

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  6. This is so cute! My kids will love it!!

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  7. @AnonymousIt seems that mediafire has a little glitch right now, when you click the link it takes you to the file and even though it says file not found...go ahead and still click download and it'll work. :)

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  8. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

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  9. very nice blog...

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  10. Anonymous10:25 AM

    It worked! Thank you so much!

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  11. How fun! That's precious! If you are looking for another place to link up, I'd love if you'ld join my St. Patricks Day Blessings Party:

    http://scribbleprints.blogspot.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day-journey-with-linky.html

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  12. Big punches are the coolest thing ever. Seriously. I love it!

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  13. SO adorable!!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/diy-for-the-house/
    Have a great weekend!

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  14. This lei is adorable. I can't wait to make it with my son this week. I'd love for you to share it at my St. Patty's link party. :)

    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/02/st-patricks-day-linky-party.html

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  15. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

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  16. Everything you do is so creative and the photos you take are just breathtaking! I love it all! I'd love for you to come link this up!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2012/03/tuesday-time-out.html#.T1YnylHlyGc

    Melanie :)
    Reasons To Skip The Housework

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  17. You make the sweetest crafts.

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  18. Love the lei. I think kids of many ages could have fun with this! Also, your photography is amazing.
    I have included this in my St. Patrick's Day Roundup!
    Christina
    http://www.inspirationforcelebration.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day-roundup-free-printables.html

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  19. So cute and perfectly seasonal. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. This website is really a walk-through for all of the info you wanted about this.

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  21. We found your this post while searching for some related information on paper crafts...Its a good post..keep posting and update the information.

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  22. oh this is just divine - please come share your link on my round up of St Patrick's Day Crafts & Activities

    http://mollymoo.ie/2013/02/st-patricks-day-kids-craft-roundup/

    Michelle from MollyMoo.ie xx

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  23. This is SO cute - I LOVE it!!

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  24. Lovely! Pinned it. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Theresa @DearCreatives

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