Happy St. Patricks Day in just two days!! Miss Dru from Polkadot Poplars has brought an idea for the little Leprechauns in your life…
DIY Leprechaun Hats filled with hidden treats for them to discover on St. Patties Day!
I’ll turn ya on over to Dru… Enjoy!
Hello Everyone! St. Patrick’s Day is just next week! What kinds of things do you do on this day other than wearing green? Here’s an idea that might help add a little fun to your day.
Every year at our house 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 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.
- 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
- 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.)
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Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Much Love and Peace~
Dru and Ruthie