St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat Craft

It's the time of year for wearing green, searching for four-leaf clovers, and making St. Patrick's Day crafts. This colorful leprechaun hat is a fun project for kids and needs only a bit of felt, a dab of glue, and lots of green paint!

St. Patrick's Day Hat

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The history of St. Patrick’s Day and the leprechaun is colorful and diverse. Modern depiction of the leprechaun has developed over time, borrowing from tradition and folklore - for example, I read that the leprechaun originally dressed in red, while fairies dressed in green!

Today, the holiday is celebrated in many places, including Ireland, Canada and the United States, with the wearing of the green, shamrocks, and special food and drink.


St. Patrick's Day Hat craft for kids


Supplies for leprechaun hat craft
  • foil pan or similar pan or bowl
  • green paint
  • scissors
  • glue
  • black and yellow felt



St. Patrick's Day Hat preschool painting activity



1. Cover the foil pan with green paint. It might take two coats. I added a bit of glue to the paint to help it adhere to the pan. 

2. Set the pan over a small container to dry.

St. Patrick's Day craft leprechaun hat

3. Make the hat band:

Step 1. Cut out a strip of black felt to fit around the hat.

Step 2. Cut out a small square from yellow felt for the buckle. Fold the square in half and make two notches on the folded side, with a little space between them.

Step 3. Slide the band through the notches, as shown, to form the buckle.

St. Patrick's Day preschool craft leprechaun hat

4. Glue the band onto the hat.

5. Make a shamrock for the top of the hat with three green pompoms and a felt stem.

Or, cut out a shamrock from green construction paper and tuck it into the band.


Whether you have Irish heritage or nay, it's fun to celebrate with special food, crafts and activities on St. Patrick's Day!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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