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Bring the luck of the Irish into your home with this easy-to-make leprechaun that you won't have trouble keeping in one place.

Level: Easy

Time involved: One to two hours


  • Heart-shaped cardboard box
  • One small wooden oval piece
  • Green and flesh-tone acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Foam plate
  • Green and black foam sheets
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • One gold and one green metallic pipe cleaner
  • Two green acrylic gemstones
  • Two small white foam hearts
  • Small red foam heart
  • Eight white pom-poms
  • Four green chenille pipe cleaners
  1. Paint the upper pointed half of the cardboard lid and the small oval wooden piece with flesh-tone paint. Paint the bottom half and sides of the heart lid with green paint. Paint the outside bottom and sides of the box with green paint and allow to dry.

  2. Cut a hat out of the green foam sheet by making two rectangles that are 7 x 1 1/2 inches and 6 x 3 inches. Glue the 6 x 3 inch rectangle to the top of the 7 x 1 1/2 inch rectangle, and glue this to the pointed end of the heart-shaped cardboard box lid. Cut a black band that is 6 x 1 inch out of black foam sheet. Glue this on top of the hat to form a band.

  3. Bend the gold metallic pipe cleaner into a square and glue this in the middle of the black band to form a buckle. Bend the green metallic pipe cleaner into a three-leaf clover and glue this to the top of the hat as shown.

  4. Glue the two green gemstone eyes onto the white hearts. Glue the hearts and the wooden nose onto the face of the leprechaun. Glue a small red foam heart on the face for a mouth. Glue the eight pom-poms around the face to form a beard and hair.

  5. Bend the two green chenille pipe cleaners into arms and hands and the remaining two green pipe cleaners into legs and boots as shown. Glue the arms and legs onto the sides and bottom of the box.

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