YAY! It will be March when I wake up in the morning!!! That means it is time to feel LUCKY and get your green outfit ready for St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th. I always love to send out boxes of Lucky Charms to kiddos in my life in March. Not only is it one of my favorite cereals to eat, it is one of my favorite cereals because of Lucky. I am excited to share some fun facts about Lucky AND a darling garland you can make and use to decorate for this festive season. We are talking all things Lucky Charms Treats!
Okay, let’s first talk a little about Lucky the Leprechaun, the iconic figure. Here are my favorite five fun facts.
- His formal name is L.C. Leprechaun.
- In the early 1960s, he was also referred to as Sir Charms.
- Lucky debuted in his first commercial in 1964.
- Lucky has a passion for the environment? In 1991, Lucky Charms featured a Colorado Blue Spruce Seedling Mail in Offer.
- Lucky turned 50 in 2014 and Pentatonix did a musical tribute!
The first boxes of Lucky Charms had only four mallows: yellow moons, orange stars, pink hearts, and green clovers! They were created by mixing Cheerios with circus peanut candy make the first cereal with marshmallow pieces. Okay, so that was really two more facts.
Now, the Lucky Charms Treats garland. You will need:
- Kunin Felt (Classic) in the colors of the rainbow and Cashmere (tan) for the garland pieces (3 x 4 inches each)
- Free Downloadable Pattern
- Embroidery Floss
- 24 inch piece of ribbon or twine
- Mini Clothespins (12)
Match up colors to the pattern pieces.
Cut out your pieces using the pattern.
Stitch the pieces to the garland rectangles, the 3 x 4 inch pieces). You could also use felt glue for this!
Use clothespins to attach the felt rectangles with stitched on charms to ribbon.
Hang and enjoy! If you love Lucky Charms too, you might like these Lucky Charms Treats. Click on the photo to get the recipe.
I even have a Lucky Charms resource in my Teachers Pay Teachers store for you if you think learning with Lucky Charms Treats sounds fun!
If you would rather make this felt garland, the directions and pattern for it are over on the Kunin Group blog.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!