If you are looking for a fun project to do with the kids for St. Patrick’s Day then this is the perfect project for you! These hats are easy to make and make great storage containers (perfect for a treat!) or in our case – perfect for trapping a leprechaun!
You will need:
Plastic containers – we used small Ziploc containers in the 1 cup size
Green paint – we used DecoArt Americana Pant in Leaf Green
Coat the outside of the containers a nice pretty green.
The good news about this project is the paint dries really quickly! :) Instant gratification…why yes!
We didn’t have black construction paper so we did what any other normal person would do and colored a piece of paper black. Cut out a yellow buckle and taped them on.
Set them out as decoration or fill it with a treat.
OR you can do what we like to do….
Turn it into a trap for those pesky leprechauns! Each night leading up to St. Patrick’s Day we set the trap (with a chocolate covered gold coin as bait!) But that tricky leprechaun always seems to steal the coin and ends up playing a trick! (Although on St. Patrick’s Day he always leaves a pile of gold coins behind in the hat!)
Want to see what kind of mischief our leprechaun has made?
We are linking here.