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DIY Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups Craft for St. Patrick’s Day!

Get ready for St. Patrick’s day with this awesome DIY leprechaun hat treat cups craft. This styrofoam leprechaun hat craft is a fun green craft for St. Patty’s Day!

DIY Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups craft - a fun St. Patrick's Day hat styrofoam cup craft

DIY Leprechaun hat cups

Happy St. Patrick’s Day friends! I hope you’re wearing green today, do they still pinch people who aren’t? Well, if you have some fun plans for St. Patty’s day, make this super cute leprechaun hats craft for your party!

These treat holders are made with Styrofoam cups, so you can fill them up with whatever treats you wish. I love how these St. Patrick’s Day hats turned out, just too dang cute to pass up.

Cute Treat-filled St. Patrick's Day cups snack holders - Leprechaun hats

Fun DIY St. Patrick’s Day cups

This St. Patrick’s Day styrofoam leprechaun hat craft is super cute and easy to make. Be sure that an adult is present to help younger kids! If you want to try making your own DIY leprechaun hat cups,  Here’s how to make it…

Leprechaun Hat Treat Cups Craft

Materials needed for this leprechaun hat craft:

Materials needed to make DIY leprechaun hat craft with styrofoam cups

Make these St. Patricks day treat holders

Who’s ready to get started?! First, make sure you have all of the required materials. Notice I did not put any exact numbers in the materials list, just approximates, because you can make however many of these leprechaun hat treat cups that you want with the number of cups and paper you have.

Now measure your green paper around the top of the cup (open side), all the way around the circumference of it. Cut a strip that will cover the entire thing from top to bottom, I used 1/2 long ways of a green sheet for each cup.

Glue on leprechaun belt buckle - How to make DIY leprechaun treat cups craft for St. Patrick's Day

Add the leprechaun belt and buckle

Next, measure out strips of black paper to the length of the green paper, and at your desired height. Mine were 11 inches in length (the long side of the paper) by about 1 inch in height. Hot glue your black strips of paper to the lower area of your green pieces of paper. Remember – the hot glue gun is for adults only.

Take your gold pipe cleaners, cut them in half, and bend them into a square. Carefully hot glue them onto the middle of your black strip of paper to resemble a gold belt buckle. Wrap the finished green paper with buckle around the cup and glue it down all the way around the top, then seal the back. Trim where necessary to make sure that the bottom of the styrofoam cup is aligned with the wrapped paper. Do not glue the paper to the slanted sides of the cup!

Trace circles for this St. Patrick's Day leprechaun hat treat cups

Complete your paper leprechaun hat cup

Now, we’ll make the brim of the leprechaun hat. On another piece of green construction paper, draw circles that are larger than the circumference of the mouth of your cups. I found that a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes was the perfect size to trace! Cut them out and hot glue each one to the bottom of each Styrofoam cup. Give your hats a few minutes to dry and cool, then fill with treats!

Styrofoam cup crafts - DIY Leprechaun Hat Cups Craft

Can you wear these leprechaun hats?

I don’t see why not? If you glue the leprechaun belt/buckle combo a little closer to the opening of the cup and add the brim of the hat to the open side of the cup and turn it upside down, you can totally wear these! Maybe tie a little ribbon or string to the sides of the brim of the hat and tie them gently under your chin. This is just an idea of how to make a leprechaun hat to wear!

Fill these DIY St. Patrick's Day Hats with Treats

Have a great St. Patty’s day

This St. Patrick’s Day hat craft was fun to make, and my kids just love snacking out of their leprechaun hat treat cups craft! Fill them up with popcorn, jelly beans, trail mix, M&M candies, cereal, or even fresh fruit or veggies. I hope you enjoy making these for your home, school parties, or wherever you take them!

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