St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat

By: Symone Grady
Mar
15
2017

St. Patrick's day is in a few days which means that we only have a few days to round up our best green attire to show our St. Patty's Day spirit. Get creative with your children by making these adorable Leprechaun hats together. 

leprechaun_hat.jpgMaterials:

  • Large sheet of green card (A1 size ideal)
  • Orange paper
  • Gold card
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue
  • Glitter (Optional)

 

Directions:

Bend the end of the pieces of card around your child’s head and tape to secure.Fold the green card in half lengthwise and cut along the fold.

Place your cylinder of card on the other piece and draw around the circular end (it won’t be a neat circle but don't worry, it doesn’t matter). Draw another circle around the outside of the first. Cut out the larger circle and then cut snips from the outside to the inside circle to make tabs. Fold in these tabs.

Carefully push the circle of card inside your cylinder so the tabs sit inside. Tape the tabs down. You now have a top to your hat.

To make the brim, again draw around the end of the cylinder on the remaining green card. Draw another circle around the outside (about 10cm larger). Cut out the larger circle. Draw a small circle in the center and carefully cut this out. Cut snips from the center to the pencil line to make tabs. Fold these upwards.

Turn the hat upside down and balance the brim on the open end so the tabs sit inside the hat. Tape the tabs down.

Cut a band of orange paper and glue around the hat. Carefully cut a buckle from gold card and glue this over the band.

*If you want to make your hat sparkle, add glitter to the orange belt.

Source: Activity Village

Tags: St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Arts & Crafts, St. Patrick's Day

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