The time is fast approaching to another St. Patrick’s Day, and the children are wanting to celebrate. Our St. Patrick’s Day straws are the first craft we’ve done this year, and it’s quick and easy enough for small ones to do with supervision and a little help.
All you need to make these cute Leprechaun hats are some green felt or craft foam, a little ribbon (or another piece of felt), sequins, glue, a pair of scissors, and a drinking straw.
Because I’m not too artistic I made myself a paper template first, then Tristan and I used this to trace around and cut the hats from the felt.
We cut two little slits in the middle of the hat, going parallel to the bottom of the hat, about half way down. This is where the straw will pass through.
Next the children placed a line of glue on the felt and patted a piece of gold ribbon along it. Then they added 3 green sequins to the hat band to resemble a clover.
Once the glue had dried they slid their leprechaun hats onto their drinking straws. The straws we have are the bendy type, and they worked perfectly. Give the straw a slight bend to help hold the hat in place if the fit is a little loose.
And voila! St. Patrick’s Day straws to keep the children amused! To make things a little more fun I made them a shamrock smoothie. Tristan really enjoyed his, but Kallista wasn’t too keen. You can’t please everyone all of the time…but she did love her St. Patrick’s Day straw!
Do you have plans for St. Patrick’s Day this year?