Little Face and I made this awesome little St. Patrick’s Day Irish Leprechaun Hat the other day. He was so excited to wear this. I copied the mustache, beard and ears from a book for the entire Leprechaun outfit. We had a great time making this craft. Little face is enjoying making crafts and asks almost ever day if we can make something. So I think I will be bringing you more crafts in the future. We have a great time spending time together making these fun crafts.
Irish Leprechaun Hat Craft
Materials for Irish Leprechaun Hat:
2 sheets black construction paper
Square piece of white paper
pom pom balls
How to make an Irish Leprechaun Hat:
1. Take one sheet of black construction paper and fold it in half. Simply cut along the fold to cut in two. This is the top part of the hat.
2. Overlap the paper about 1/2 in. to 1 in. and staple together with 4 to 5 staples. Wrap around your child’s head to measure and then staple the other side to make a complete circle with the paper.
3. Now the fun part to make the brim of the Irish Leprechaun hat. Lay down the second sheet of the construction paper. Place the large paper circle you just made on top of the flat paper. Lightly trace around the circle with a pencil. Then draw a circle about 1 inch on the outside of the paper circle. I had a little plate I traced that was just the right size for this, so check your cabinets to see if you have one too! On the inside about 1 in. of the black cylinder draw a smaller circle.
4. Now cut this out on the outside circle. Fold the circle in half and cut out the small inside circle. There should still be a circle in the middle where the you traced the hat. On the inside circle cut small little slits to the middle circle and fold up.
5. Now you should have the little slits all sticking up, put the top part of the hat over the tabs. Glue the little strips to the top part of the hat. This is a little tricky, but you can do it.
6. Once the brim is glued on, no Irish leprechaun hat would be complete without a buckle in the center. Little face has been begging to use the pom pom balls I bought for crafts the other day, so we used yellow pom pom balls. If you don’t have pom pom balls you can just color or let them rip yellow paper and glue on, then cut it out.
Little face doesn’t like to color yet, so instead of just coloring the beard I just let him tear some crepe paper and glue it on. Same thing for the mustache. I got this idea from a Kindergarten teacher. Young children can’t cut well, so just let them tear paper and glue it on. He had a great time being able to get to tear something with permission and do a craft at the same time. What fun. Please share any St. Patrick’s day crafts on my frugal living Facebook page or send Pounds4Pennies a tweet with your post. I would love to share or retweet your ideas!