Crafting with the Kiddos: Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns

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I love crafting with my nieces and nephews, so much so that I am starting a new series called Crafting with the Kiddos!  Our first project is Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns a quick and easy craft just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Coffee filters, wooden clothespins, washable markers, glitter glue, and a few more supplies from the Dollar Tree transform into a mischievous Leprechaun with a bright orange beard!

Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns Creatively Beth is Crafting with the Kiddos #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns

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Here’s what you need to make Leprechauns from Coffee Filters:

Materials needed to make coffee filter Leprechauns Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

 

Here’s how to create Dollar Tree Leprechauns:

STEP ONE

Flatten round coffee filters, and color completely with an orange washable marker.  Add in some yellow and red.  Place on a gallon size zipper bag or metal baking sheet pan and then mist with a water spray bottle.  Set aside to dry.

Flatten coffee filter color with washable markers and spray with water to blend Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

STEP TWO

Once dry, fold the orange coffee filter in half.  Apply gold glitter glue in a swirl pattern over the entire folded coffee filter.  Set aside to dry.

Fold coffee filters in half and embellish with gold glitter glue swirls Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

STEP THREE

Paint bottom one-third of the clothespin with flesh tone craft paint.  Paint the top two-thirds of the clothespin with green craft paint.

Paint clothespin Kelly Green and Flesh Tone Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

STEP FOUR

Draw and then cut a mustache shape from orange craft paper with scissors.  Attach mustache to bottom of clothespin and wiggle eyes just above using glue gun and glue sticks.  Using the end of a paintbrush add a dot of peach craft paint for the Leprechaun’s nose.

Embellish clothespin with hat brim and painted nose Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

STEP FIVE

Cut a rectangular hat brim from green paper and glue to clothespin where the green and flesh tone paint meet.  Draw a square of gold glitter glue above hat brim as a buckle.

Add wiggle eyes, buckle and mustache Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

STEP SIX

Once glitter glue is dry clip the clothespin Leprechaun head onto the coffee filter beard.

Clip the folded coffee filter into the clothespin Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

Create this Dollar Store Coffee Filter Leprechaun Craft in just about 30 minutes with help from the kiddos! Super cute to clip onto a banner or top a gift bag filled with a special St. Paddy’s Day treat!

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Lucky Rainbow Shamrock Wreath by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksday #crafts #rainbow #shamrock

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