This St. Patrick's Day, create and wear lucky charms.
What You'll Need:
1 cup corn starch
2 cups baking soda
St. Patrick's day cookie cutters
Clear nail polish
Have an adult help you cook the corn starch, baking soda, and water over medium heat, stirring constantly. It will boil, then thicken. Cook until smooth. Let cool.
While the dough is cooling, bend the wire into a small "U" shape. Each arm of the "U" should be about 1/2-inch long. Clip off the excess wire. Make as many as you plan to make charms.
Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out shapes with the cookie cutters. Use a plastic knife to smooth the edges. Press the open ends of the wire loops into the top of the figures; a little bit of the loop should be left sticking out.
Lift the charms with a spatula, and put them on a wire rack to dry for at least one day. Fill the holes around the wire with glue. When dry, paint the charms. Let dry completely. Paint with clear nail polish to seal. Let dry.
String the figures on a yarn necklace, tying each one in place.
Your lucky charms will come in handy for the game you'll learn about next.