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What kinds of things do you do on St. Patrick’s Day other than wearing green? Here’s a fun Leprechaun Hat craft that might help add a little magic to your day.
Every year in our family that pesky Leprechaun creates a few messes and leaves his footprints wherever he goes like on the toilet seat and the kitchen floor. He even leaves a little green kiss on the kid’s noses. It’s all in good fun and he loves to leave cute gifts, as well. This year I am making Leprechaun hats filled with rainbows, gold, and green goodness. It’s almost like that guy and his friends have left their hats behind to say “Have a fun-filled day”!
Here’s what I used. It doesn’t take much.
Leprechaun Hat Supplies
- Green card stock and other heavy papers
- Gold paper
- Glue gun
- Fun punch like a circle or square (optional)
- Adhesive shamrocks
- Scissors and paper cutter
Leprechaun Hat Instructions
- Start by measuring and cutting a 10.5″x5″ strip and glue the short ends together overlapping an inch to form a cylinder.
- Cut 1/2″ slits every 1/2″ around the top and bottom of the cylinder and fold them in.
- Laying one end of the cylinder on the paper draw around it. Cut it out and glue it to the top of the hat.
- Cut out a 4″ circle for the brim. I used a small bowl.
- Fill the hat with goodies.
- Add glue to the folded slits and center the brim to the bottom creating the hat.
- Cut a 1 1/2″ x 10″ strip of gold paper and glue it to the hat forming a hat band.
- (Optional) Using your decorative punch cut out your shape and attach a shamrock sticker to the front and glue in place on the front of the hat.
At this point you can add additional embellishments like feathers, trim, or buttons.
After a breakfast of Lucky Charms let the kids open the hats to see what’s inside.
I hope you have a quirky and fun St. Patrick’s Day!
(For the footprints we brush green paint on the side of our hand and stamp it down. Using your pinky tip add little toes.)