DIY Tin Can Leprechaun Hats

5 Materials
20 Minutes

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, so we decided to get in the spirit of the holiday with these adorable DIY Tin Can Leprechaun Hats!

We love turning our recyclables into awesome crafts! We decided to turn our empty bean cans into festive tin can Leprechaun hats.

This craft is incredibly simple and only requires a handful of supplies: construction paper, scissors, glue, and of course, an empty tin can. While we decided to use our handy hot glue gone, Elmers Glue should also do the trick. 

DIY Tin Can Leprechaun Hats
  1. Cut out a large strip of green paper that is as wide as your can when it's laying down. Glue the green strip around the can. NOTE: *To protect little hands, cover can’s sharp, inner rim with tape. Alternatively, if there is access paper at the top of the can, simply fold and glue it into the inner rim of the can. 

2.Cut out a long, thin strip of black construction paper to form the hat's black band. Glue the black strip around the can.

3.Cut out a small rectangle of yellow/gold paper. Fold the paper in half, and then cut out the center to form the hat's buckle. Glue the buckle to the center of the black band.

4.Cut out a circle of green construction paper to form the base of you that. NOTE: Consider tracing a round object like a bowl to achieve a perfect round shape. Glue the tin can hat to the base.

Now Decorate your hat! We drew a Shamrock on our hat, but kids can get as creative as they'd like. St. Patrick's Day stickers might come in handy for this part!

*For toddlers especially, these tasks may require adult supervision and/or assistance.

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