St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Boxes for Kids

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Less than a month 'til St. Patrick's Day! A few years back, the boys and I made what we like to call Leprechaun Boxes.

Originally, we wanted to create a special box for the “leprechauns” (Mom & Dad) to leave fun treats and things on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. I'd heard of the idea a few years ago, and that year, we decided to have some fun with it.

It turned out to be a really fun craft project, and it inspired my boys to get creative. Hopefully, it will inspire you and your kids to dig out the craft supplies and get crafting too!

craft supplies needed to make St. Patty's Day leprechaun boxes with kids

Supplies You'll Need to Make Your Own Leprechaun Boxes

First things first, you'll need to gather a few supplies…

Instructions for How to Make Leprechaun Boxes

  1. Your first step is to paint your box/es.
painting paper mache mailbox green for St. Patrick's Day craft
  1. Add decorative touches, like ribbon around the mailbox flag.
white and green St. Patrick's Day ribbon around mailbox flag
  1. Stickers are one of the best ways to decorate your box. You can put them anywhere and everywhere; there are no rules. You can even put them inside.
shamrock sticker on green leprechaun box
St. Patty's Day stickers on green leprechaun mailbox
  1. Get creative with different pieces of decor. I'd found these cute pot of gold decorations, so we cut the stem off and hot glued the pot into a small hole poked in the top of his box. Jacob actually made his pot of gold into the handle for the mailbox lid. It turned out so cute.
  1. Using the glitter glue, your child can also add their name to the box.
child's name added to leprechaun box with green and gold glitter glue
  1. When all is said and done with decorating, you can finish off the boxes with a bit of glitter spray to make them shine.
spraying Krylon glitter spray on green leprechaun box
  1. You can trim with garland, as well.
shamrock garland decorated leprechaun boxes for St. Patty's Day

I think it's safe to say that Jaden had the most fun with the green and gold glitter glue, adding it in little spots all over his mailbox.

child decorating leprechaun box with green glitter glue for St. Patrick's Day craft

Now you're ready for the leprechauns, though Jaden very matter-of-factly told me he knows Daddy and I are the leprechauns. Hmmm… Smart kid. Hey, it's just a fun thing we do to celebrate St. Patty's Day.

Do you have any special St. Patrick's Day traditions? Have you made any St. Patty's Day crafts or treats lately?

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St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Boxes for Kids

Start a fun St. Patrick’s Day tradition, and decorate Leprechaun Boxes with your kids. Fun St. Patty's Day craft kids will absolutely love!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Yield: 2 boxes
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Equipment

Instructions

  • First paint your box/es.
  • Add decorative touches, like ribbon around the mailbox flag.
  • Stickers are one of the best ways to decorate your box. You can put them anywhere and everywhere; there are no rules. You can even put them inside.
  • Get creative with different pieces of decor. I'd found these cute pot of gold decorations, so we cut the stem off and hot glued the pot into a small hole poked in the top of his box. Jacob actually made his pot of gold into the handle for the mailbox lid. It turned out so cute.
  • Using the glitter glue, your child can also add their name to the box.
  • When all is said and done with decorating, you can finish off the boxes with a bit of glitter spray to make them shine.
  • You can trim with garland, as well.
  • And that's it. Now you're ready for the leprechauns!
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