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.
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?