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Design a good-luck charm as you craft silver-like jewelry. Remember—or hope for—something special in your life with these tiny cultural symbols.
Milagros are small, symbolic metal charms. The literal translation for milagro is miracle. Milagros are used in several cultures to ask or to give thanks for favors. The charms are usually shaped like an item or event. For instance, if you have a favorite pet, your milagro might be shaped like a dog or cat.
Other cultures use milagros as good-luck charms or jewelry. Some of the oldest charms have been found in Greece and Rome, where silver and gold were shaped into tiny masterpieces. Today, milagros are also treasured in the Hispanic Americas, as well as Mediterranean countries including Italy and Spain. Learn more about the religious and cultural customs associated with milagros.
To create your very own milagros, use Crayola Model Magic® to create a small shape that has a special meaning for you. Cover the Model Magic with aluminum foil. Glue the ends of the foil in place if necessary. Air-dry the glue.
Use Crayola Gel Markers to decorate your milagro. If you wish, glue on a pin back or clip so you can take your milagro with you.
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