Leprechaun Candy Hats

Leprechaun Candy Hats Surprise Craft

Leprechaun Candy Hats are a fun way to recycle plastic potato chip containers, plus they’re just plain cute. The bad news is you “have” to buy some Pringles (kidding! Pringles are the best).

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Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

If you need a craft for classroom St.Patrick’s Day party, this is a good one.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

When I was munching on some chips the other day, I found myself admiring the plastic container. I turned an empty one over and thought it kind of looks like a hat.. and this idea was born.

Supplies: Pringles (lunchbox size containers)

paper trimmer (similar) or scissors and a ruler

green acrylic paint and paintbrush

black adhesive foam

gold scrapbook paper

green scrapbook paper

mini glue dots

gold coin candy (similar)

circle template (a small bowl works great)

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

First paint the plastic containers… yes it works! The paint stays on.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

Trim the foam to 1″.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

Wrap the foam around the containers.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

For the buckle: Cut a square of gold paper 1 ” by 1″. Cut a square of foam 1/2″ by 1/2″.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

Place it in the middle of the gold square and add it to the foam band with a glue dot.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

Trace around a small bowl on the green paper to make the brim and cut it out.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

Fill the container with coin candy.

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

Use mini glue dot to attach the container to the green circle.

What a fun surprise when your friend discovers this darling hat is filled with candy. It’s sure to bring good luck!

Leprechaun Candy Hats: How to transform plastic containers into cute Leprechaun Hats filled with candy for St. Patricks Day! Awesome classroom craft project for kids.

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