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
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Here's what you need to make Leprechauns from Coffee Filters:
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt® – Kelly Green, Flesh Tone, Coral Shell
- Coffee Filters – Dollar Tree
- Washable Markers; Orange, Yellow, and Red – Dollar Tree
- Glitter Glue Gold – Dollar Tree
- Wooden Clothespins – Dollar Tree
- Craft Paper; Green and Orange – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Gallon Size Zipper Bag OR Metal Baking Sheet Pan – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Water Spray Bottle
Here's how to create Dollar Tree Leprechauns:
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.
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.
Paint the bottom one-third of the clothespin with a flesh-tone color of choice, I used Americana Flesh Tone acrylic paint. Basecoat the top two-thirds of the clothespin with American Festive Green acrylic paint. I love my Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.
Draw and then cut a mustache shape from orange craft paper with scissors. Attach the mustache to the bottom of the clothespin and wiggle eyes just above using a glue gun and glue sticks. Using the end of a paintbrush add a dot of peach craft paint for the Leprechaun’s nose.
Cut a rectangular hat brim from green paper and glue it to the clothespin where the green and flesh tone paint meet. Draw a square of gold glitter glue above the hat brim as a buckle.
Once the glitter glue is dry clip the clothespin Leprechaun head onto the coffee filter beard.
Quick and Easy Coffee Filter and Clothespin Leprechauns
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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