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Crafty Mom: An easy St. Patrick's Day craft

Posted March 10, 2011

I love St Patrick’s Day. As a child, my mom would paint our world green to celebrate. I wanted my own children to make a cute craft so that we could have something to remember the holiday by. So we decided to celebrate by making a picture frame out of a Leprechaun hat.

I found all of my materials for this craft at the Dollar Tree.


Glue. To make the hat we used white glue. A glue gun or other types of glue would work fine.

Glitter foam

Green flowers. I bought a bouquet at the Dollar Tree and just pulled off the flowers individually.

A picture of your child



Wire thread (optional)

The green glitter foam that I bought at the store was the perfect size for the top of the hat. I cut a piece of the black foam for the base and set it length wise across the bottom of the green felt. For the buckle, I cut a rectangle out of the silver foam and then cut out the center of the rectangle to give the buckle appearance. Then we glued the buckle to the center of the hat's rim. We placed a green flower in the center of the buckle. For this, we actually attached a piece of wire to the back of the flower and affixed it to the buckle. You could use hot glue instead.

I had a three leaf clover cookie cutter handy, so that is what I used to cut out the frame for the picture. My oldest daughter traced it and then I cut it out of the top of the hat.

We actually taped the picture to the back of the hat rather than glue so that it wouldn’t ruin the picture or seep through.

We added a magnet to the back and it became a cute St Patrick’s Day decoration.

I would recommend this craft for any age. I would pre-cut the pieces for younger children however. My three-year-old had no trouble gluing and helping with this project and my six-year-old was leading the way.

What are some of your luckiest St Patrick's Day crafts?

Erin is the Triangle mom of three and blogger on and She has a regular craft night with her kids each week and is sharing a couple of crafts each month here on Go Ask Mom.


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  • carrieandtrey0529 Mar 11, 2011

    By the way, LOVE your frame and may make those with my pre-k class (and my kiddoes!)! Thanks for the idea!

  • carrieandtrey0529 Mar 11, 2011

    Use that shamrock cookie cutter to make prints onto paper with green paper. That is fun. You can also cut a green pepper and dip it into paint and print with that! If you get pistachio pudding and put some milk in a baby food jar or cut, the pudding powder is white but turns the milk green. Quite a cool "trick" to kids!