Leprechaun Crafting Fun!

It’s time for a little leprechaun fun! My Irish blooded girl is mischievous like a leprechaun, and I’m so lucky to have her. She is the pot of gold at the end of my rainbow, so it is only fitting that she have a fashionable leprechaun hat, or in this case, headband as the St. Patrick’s Day holiday approaches.

I crafted her a cute leprechaun headband with just a few simple craft materials.

Leprechaun crafting fun

She already owned a shamrock patterned headband, but any 1″ wide headband could work for this craft idea. I used a green cone-shaped foam shape, self-adhesive glittery gold and green foam sheets, black ribbon, green pipe cleaners, green acrylic paint, scissors, XACTO knife, and a glue gun.

Leprechaun Headband craft idea

First I cut the top off of the green cone foam to make the hat base shape. I used an XACTO knife, but a simple table knife with a serrated edge would work too.

Then, I painted it with green acrylic paint and let dry.

I traced two circle shapes (larger than the foam hat shape) using the bottom of a plastic cup as a guide. Then I cut them out with a scissors.

I attached them to the headband by peeling away the adhesive backing, and putting them facing each other with the headband in the middle. This creates the brim of the leprechaun hat. I wanted to put the hat off a little to the side, for cuteness factor.

I finished off by gluing the foam shape on top of the glittery brim, and also gluing black ribbon all around the bottom.

The final details were cutting out a gold buckle shape from the self-adhesive foam sheet, and forming a shamrock shape out of pipe cleaner which I stuck out from the top of the hat.


I couldn’t resist completing the ensemble with a cute coffee mug that my little leprechaun could call her own.

Leprechaun Coffee Mug Craft idea

I used red, black, and bronze metallic permanent markers to color on a plain white coffee mug. I found this cute one at IKEA for $1.

On one side, I colored a gold fringed beard with cute red lips, and on the other side a fun mustache.

To set the permanent ink, bake in an oven for 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I would also recommend hand washing.

ST. Patrick's Day crafting fun for kids

Hope everyone is feeling lucky this week. Have fun spreading  your own leprechaun cheer.

Happy crafting!


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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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