Shamrocks and Heartstrings

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Your kids can create a lovely garland of hearts or shamrocks to adorn your living space.  In the spring, we like to liven up our breakfast booth by stringing hearts or shamrocks, depending on the holiday.  All you need is construction paper, scissors, string and a hole punch.  It’s pretty self-explanatory.  I folded the paper and drew the outline for my four year old, who loves to cut and cut and cut.  My son, who is nine, could make the hearts, punch the holes and put them on the string.  He also figured out how long the strings should be. 

We found that it is easiest to just put all of the hearts or shamrocks on the string, put the string up and then slide the hearts into position.  The kitchen string (for tying meat) works well, because the construction paper won’t slide on it and the hearts stay in place, but you could probably use yarn or any other string. 

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 It’s nice to have some extra color around at this time of the year!

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