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Get Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day


I know a lot of people looking to get lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m hoping to win the lottery; my daughter is hoping to snag a leprechaun; and thousands of NCAA basketball fans are hoping their team advances to the Sweet 16.

Saturday will reveal whose holiday wish comes true. In the meantime, you can increase your chances of having a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day by taking matters into your own hands. Instead of pub crawling (or crawling away from a pub after one too many Guinnesses), consider hosting your own St. Paddy’s Day shindig filled with kid-friendly activities that will make your pint-sized guests feel as though they uncovered a pot of gold:



Polymer clay

Paper clip

Plain key ring

Green paint


Separate clay into three, 1-inch balls.

Flatten each ball and form into heart shape.

Connect the hearts at their “points” to create a shamrock-like shape.

Insert the paper clip into the middle of the shamrock, allowing the remainder of the paper clip to form the stem.

Cover the top half of the paperclip with clay.

Bake the clay shamrock in the oven using the time and temperature in the directions on the package.

Remove from oven and decorate with green paint.

When the paint is dry, attach the key ring to the paper clip.



Clean baby food jar

Gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins

Green ribbon

2 black pipe cleaners

Green paint


Paint the baby food jar green.

When the paint dries, wrap one pipe cleaner around the neck of the baby food jar.

Bend the other pipe cleaner in a “U” shape.

Attach the “U” shaped pipe cleaner to the pipe cleaner on neck of the baby food jar to look like a handle.

Tie the green ribbon around the neck of the baby food jar.

Fill the jar with chocolate coins.



2 granny smith apples cored

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt

1 cup ice

1/2 cup honey

2 limes juiced

Pinch of salt


Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.

Pour in glass and garnish with a lime and apple wedge.

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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.