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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:



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


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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


Once the 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

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!

Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns Creatively Beth is Crafting with the Kiddos #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts
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Lucky Rainbow Shamrock Wreath by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksday #crafts #rainbow #shamrock

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Too busy to make these Dollar Tree Coffee Filter and Clothespins Leprechauns right now? Pin it for later!  I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Clothespin Leprechaun Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #kids #craft #diy #leprechaun #stpatricksday #freepatterns #stemcraft #watercolor #coffeefilter #clothespin

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2 thoughts on “Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns

  • Oh my goodness Beth, these are so cute! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with Whimsy Home Wednesday!

    • Thank you so very much, Cara!
      Have a wonderful week!


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