St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

This St. Patrick’s Day try a new craft with your family! Your kids will love making these leprechaun traps and hats!

Leprechaun Trap

What you’ll need:

Shoe box (do not need lid)

Aluminum foil


Tape, optional

Green felt, craft foam, or paper

Shamrock stickers, optional


Stick about twice the depth of the box.

How to make it:

1.Cover a shoe box with aluminum foil using glue or tape to hold it in place.

2.Cut shamrocks out of felt, foam, paper, or use stickers to decorate.

3.Glue the shamrocks, if not using stickers, to the box.

4.The night before St. Patty’s Day, put a stick under the box and leave it out by your front door.

5.If a leprechaun stops by, he’ll leave a surprise for you!

Leprechaun Hat for Chips

What you’ll need:

1/2 gallon Round ice cream container, clean and dry (you do not need the lid)

2 or 3 sheets of Green construction paper

1 sheet of Yellow or Gray construction paper

1 sheet of Black construction paper




Double stick tape

Large circular object (however wide the construction paper is)

How to make it:

1.    Trace around the large circular object on the green construction paper with the pen.

2.    Cut out the circle.

3.    Use the double stick tape to adhere the circle to the bottom of the ice cream container.

4.    Cut a piece of green construction paper to fit around the container. You may need two pieces of construction paper or be able to piece them together.

5.    Use the double stick tape to adhere the construction paper around the container.

6.    Cut a strip about 2″ wide out of the black construction paper.

7.    Cut a 4″ square out of the gray or yellow construction paper.

8.    Cut a rectangle in the middle of the gray construction paper about 1 1/4″ x 2″. Discard the little piece of construction paper. Hint: Fold the square into fourths and cut a square out of the middle of the folded area. Open up the square.

9.    Check positioning of the black band by laying it around the hat about an inch above the brim. Cut off any excess construction paper where it meets in the back.

10.    Lay the gray or yellow (buckle) over the black band as shown in the photograph. Once the layout is satisfactory, tape in place.

11.    Add green tortilla chips, if available, and get ready for your feast.

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