Google+ Mommy Moments with Abby: The Luck of the Clover

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Luck of the Clover

To celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day we made a fun little bit of luck to help bring fun and joy to the rest of the day.   So, grab an egg carton, scissors, and green paint and make yourself some luck!

Start by cutting apart the lid from the egg slots.  Next, cut the slots into groups of 4. Slit the middle of the each cluster.  Cut the lid into skinny strips.  Place paint shirts on the kids. Have then paint it all green. 
Once dried put the skinny strips into the slits of the clusters and secure with either hot glue or tape.  You now have a cluster of luck made with a touch of love!

So, why are 4 leaf clover’s so lucky?  There are a few legends behind this and you can decide which you think is right.  One is that, like most symbols each leaf of a clover represents something: 1-Faith, 2- Hope, 3-Love, 4-Luck. Another is that Eve took a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden when they left and the one’s we find are lucky as they are what is left over from the garden itself. 

The clover itself is said to be considered lucky in many cultures.   In numerology the number 3 is considered to be lucky and St. Patrick himself was said to use it as a representation of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This lends itself to the rarely found four leaf clover developing its lucky tradition.

So, what do you think? Is the four leave clover full of luck or legend?

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