Leprechaun Hats Craft

Leprechaun Hats are such a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day

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I’ll be perfectly honest.  These Leprechaun Hats didn’t turn out how I had envisioned, but with Reece as the driving creative force they turned out even cuter than mine would have.  We used styrofoam cups and plates to make these adorable Leprechaun Hats – perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Materials Needed:
Styrofoam plate
styrofoam cup
green and black paints
paint brush
gold coin
pipe cleaners – various colors
hot glue
small pom poms (optional)

Cut out a circle from the plate.  (I did one circle and then utilized the curve in the plate to create a little more flair in the other two.) Paint the cup and plate green.  It takes several coats and is great practice for the kids.

Paint a black stripe around the top of the cup.  It can be as wide or narrow as you like but mine is about an inch wide.

Glue the cup to the plate to make the hat.  Put a thin line of glue (I used hot glue) on the bottom of the cup and adhere it to the plate.

Making a flower out of a pipe cleaner:
Twist the pipe cleaner to form one petal and then twist the ends.  Shape another petal and then twist the ends again.  Keep repeating until you have your desired number of petals – I made five.  Use a small piece of green pipe cleaner for the stem.  Wrap the ends of the pipe cleaner that you used for the flower around the green pipe cleaner.

Pull the stem down so that it lays nicely behind the flower. I made three flowers and added a little pom pom to the center at Reece’s request.  He thought it needed some more color and I agree! Glue the flowers onto the hat.

Form a rectangle out of gold pipe cleaner and glue to the hat OR glue on a gold coin.

Reece preferred the gold coins so we did two of those. I like the rectangle better but this craft is supposed to be for him – not me :)

They turned out so cute and were quite easy.  I love how the flowers brighten these little Leprechaun Hats up!

Linking up hereHome Stories A2Z, and My Repurposed Life.


  1. Festive and cute!

  2. Very cute!!

  3. What a super cute craft. Perfect for kids. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  4. So cute! Pinned it.

  5. I love these, the flowers are such a sweet touch.

  6. Too cute!!! Loving the pipe cleaner flowers.
    Thanks for your kind comments on Design Dazzle. I really appreciated reading them : )

  7. These are just too too cute. I’m going to have my grandkids who are coming over this afternoon make these cute flowers and put them on some little hats I have. I needed an activity for them and this is just perfect. Love it. Came over from domesblicity. And I’m so glad I did.I’m following you now!


  8. These are FABULOUS!! So doggone cute and fun to make it looks like!
    “Kiss Me I’m Irish” linky party now open

  9. These are too cute! My kids will love this. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  10. This is so smart!! I never would have thought to use a paper plate and paper cup. It turned out SO SO cute! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  11. So cute! Thanks for the idea. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  12. These look cute, easy, and fun! Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com

  13. These are really cute. I was just thinking I would want to do hats this week. This is great inspiration. Thanks! Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com

  14. LOVE this activity. I linked it to a recent post I did.


  15. These are so cute!! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  16. Cute I so much fun I bet?? Could change color.or as I might make for out doors / have thin metal etc. Wish had camera to show you. If I do.

  17. VERY cute idea! I love it! We’d really like for you to link this up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/riverton-housewives-round-up-8.html

  18. Very cute Leprechaun hats! :)


  19. Cute idea! My daughter would love these!

    I am featuring this on my blog tomorrow!


  20. Just wanted to let you know I featured you at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/03/sharing-saturday-11-st-patricks-day.html. Thank you for sharing with us!

  21. cuteness.. I pinned you too!

  22. These are adorable! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-week-9/

  23. These are so cute. My kids would have loved to make these when they were little.

  24. Love these, might fill mine w/ goodies!

  25. hey what kind of paint did you use, I tried this with tempera paint and it peeled once it was dry. Its a really cute project and wanted to use it for seniors craft. but the paint peeled when I was making my example piece.

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