DIY Amulet Necklace

Appropriate for grades:
Subject areas: Visual and Performing Arts

Amulets are used for protection, as a charm, and to fulfill wishes. Ex-votos or votive offerings or milagros (Spanish for miracle) are presented as gifts in gratitude for answered prayers or as a method of divine assistance. Amulets, milagros and ex-votos have been used by people from many cultures world-wide during rites of passage such as birth, marriage, pregnancy, baptism and adulthood. Their symbolism can be apparent, such as an arm representing physical strength, or hidden, when an envelope form is used to enclose a special prayer or request.

You'll need:

  • aluminum tooling foil 3" x 4"
  • craft foam 6" x 9"
  • pencil
  • scrap paper
  • scissors
  • string
  • beads
  • ballpoint pen





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