Leprechaun Hat for Chips:
A fun table decoration that can be used to hold chips.
-1/2 gallon Round ice cream container, clean and dry -2 or 3
sheets of green construction paper -1 sheet of Yellow or Gray
construction paper -1 sheet of Black construction paper
-Scissors , Ruler and Pen -Double stick tape
Large circular object (however wide the construction paper is)
Trace around the large circular object on the green construction paper
with the pen. Cut out the circle. Use the double stick tape to adhere
the circle to the bottom of the ice cream container.
- 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.
- Use the double stick tape to adhere the construction paper
around the container.
- Cut a strip about 2" wide out of the black construction paper.
- Cut a 4" square out of the gray or yellow construction paper.
- Cut a rectangle in the middle of the gray construction paper
about 1 1/4" x 2". Hint: Fold the square into fourths and cut a
square out of the middle of the folded area. Open up the square.
- 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.
- Lay the gray or yellow (buckle) over the black band & tape in
- Add green tortilla chips, if available, and get ready for your
Leprechaun Wall Hanging:
Turn both paper plates upside down.
Paint the smaller plate flesh and paint the larger
plate green. Print out
pattern 1 and pattern
2 and use them to cut the various pieces from construction paper.
green paper – cut out hat, brim of hat, 2 legs, and
2 cuffs. Cut a strip of construction paper about 3” wide the full
length of the sheet. Fold that strip accordion style, and then while
still folded cut in half so that you have two accordion style strips for
the arms. Light green paper – cut out the shamrock. Yellow paper – Cut
one large buckle and 3 smaller buckles. Black paper – Cut out hat band,
two shoes and cut a 1” wide strip the full length of the paper for the
belt. White paper – Cut out two eyes and two legs (socks). Brown paper –
Cut out pipe. Pink paper – cut out the nose. Orange paper – Cut out 2
eyebrows. Also, cut about 30 strips, 1” wide by 3” long.
Fold the overlap under the plate and glue to the
Create the beard - Take the orange strips of paper
and roll each one around the end of a pen or pencil to curl them. Glue
the curled paper around the bottom of the small paper plate. Assemble
and glue the hat pieces, tucking the shamrock stem under the hat band.
Glue the hat to the top of the head, overlapping the beard if necessary.
Glue the green pant legs to the bottom of the green
paper plate. Glue the cuffs to the bottom of the pant legs. Glue the
shoes to the white legs (socks) and glue a small buckle on each shoe.
Glue the white socked legs to the pants. Glue the green accordion style
strips to the sides of the green plate for the arms. Glue the long black
belt strip across the front of the green plate, a little below the
center. You will have overlap on both sides. Glue
the last small buckle to the middle of the belt.
Turn the accordion arms so
that it appears the leprechaun has his hands behind his back, glue
them to the back of the plate.
Decorate the face – Glue
the orange eyebrows under the hat brim, glue the white eyes under
the brows and glue the pink nose in place. Glue the brown pipe off
to the side of the face and draw a mouth up to the end of the pipe
with the black marker. Draw a black circle in the white eye shapes
and color in. Glue the small plate (head) to the larger plate (body)
and let dry completely before hanging.
What is this leprechaun hiding behind his back?
-1 miniature paper plate and 1 regular paper plate -Acrylic paint in
green and flesh (we used peach) -Construction paper: pink, brown,
black, green, yellow, orange and light green and white paper
Black marker, White craft glue, Scissors