Created with items from my stash and a few additions from the Dollar Tree my Mason Jar Leprechaun craft came together in just about 30 minutes with help from the kiddos! This family activity teaches color, sorting, cutting, and counting skills as well as being tons of FUN!
Mason Jar Leprechaun: A St. Patrick’s Day DIY
To begin the Mason Jar Leprechaun craft, gather all supplies. I grabbed the candy, mason jar, and mini hats from my local Dollar Tree.
Separate the orange candies from the brown and yellow ones. If peanut butter isn’t your thing, use another orange-colored candy or fill with a fun craft supply such as pom poms or beads.
Place the recycled cardboard TP tube in the center of the mason jar and fill with crumpled paper towels. I did this to take up some space, but you can certainly fill up the entire jar with candy!
While holding onto the cardboard tube, carefully pour orange candies into the mason jar. Gently shake the jar to allow the candies to settle. Place the candies at the neck of the jar individually with your fingers to cover the top of the cardboard tube.
Download, print and cut out the MASON JAR LEPRECHAUN PATTERNS HERE Using the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker, trace the face pattern onto cream felt, the mustache pattern onto orange felt, the buckle pattern onto gold glitter paper, and then cut out with scissors. TIP: Cut on the inside of the traced lines for a cleaned finished project.
Using a glue gun and glue sticks, attach the cream felt face, orange felt mustache, two large wiggle eyes, and the gold glitter pom pom nose referring to the photo for placement.
Remove the elastic cord and small staples from the plastic Leprechaun hat. Trace the shamrock pattern onto the neon green felt, cut out with scissors and attach Kelly green button to the center. Glue green gingham ribbon around the base of the hat and the gold glitter buckle to the front center, securing with the glue gun and glue sticks.
To finish the Mason Jar Leprechaun, adhere the felt shamrock to the hat. Screw lid onto jar and place hat tightly over the lid, centering the gold glitter buckle in the front.
One of my best friends has a St. Patrick’s Day birthday (and he’s Irish to boot!), so I am always looking for unique treats to make his day extra special! Candy Coated Peanut Butter Candies are one of his favorites and create the perfect backdrop for this magically delicious Mason Jar Leprechaun!