Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cute Leprechaun Hat For St Pattys Day

                                                               (pics borrowed from google)

How cute are these???? Its a fun project you can sit and do with the kiddos...or do it yourself and surprise the kiddos on St. Patricks Day!!!  With some dabs of green paint, ribbon, and paper for embellishing, plus a handful of sweet eats, you can turn snack-size plastic bowls in a cute St. Pattys Day treat!

You need:

a.  Snack-size plastic bowls.
b. Green acrylic paint, a small paintbrush, and a small square of porous sponge.  You may use spray paint, however, the finish will be smooth, with some sheen.  The method of dabbing paint with a sponge results in a fantastic flocked appearance.
c. To decorate: green and yellow cardstock, 5/8″ black ribbon, 1/2″ double-sided tape, and a pair of scissors.

1. With your bowl upside down, paint the curved underside of the lip with a small paintbrush. Let dry. Paint a second coat.
2. Using a sponge, dab paint on the outside of the bowl to cover. Let dry; paint a second coat. Do not paint the inside of the bowl, since you will be filling it with food.
3. With the top of the lid facing you, paint the inner edge of the lid with a paintbrush. Let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry again.
4. Using a sponge, dab paint on the top of the lid. Let dry. Paint a second coat. Let dry. Do not paint the inside of the lid, since it may come into contact with food.
5. Measure the length of ribbon required by wrapping it once around the bowl and cutting accordingly. Affix double-sided tape to one side of the ribbon.
6. Remove backing from double-sided tape and adhere the ribbon to the bowl, close to the brim.
7. Using a pair of scissors, create a shamrock shape using green card stock and a 3/4″- x 1″-inch buckle using yellow card stock.
8. Use a little piece of double-sided tape or a dab of glue to adhere the shamrock and buckle.

Don’t forget to fill with candy! 

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