I have been itching for the end of February to roll around because I had this idea about a month ago to create an invitation to play station for my daughter with Playdough for her to create her own Leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day. My son had a friend over this afternoon so my daughter was needing some special one-on-one attention to avoid ruining their playtime so it was the perfect opportunity to put my plan into action.
To make the orange Neon Fuzzy Sticks curly we wrapped them around our finger. They made such a perfect Leprechaun beard! I wanted to mention that our cocktail toothpicks ended up being too long to poke through our Playdough so once I discovered that I trimmed all of them so they would work. So if you want to use those, make sure to give them a trim before you start playing.
I loved how our little Leprechaun hats turned out, but if I had more prep time I would have used school glue instead of tape to secure them together so they looked cleaner. For play purposes, the tape worked good though. To make them I cut an empty toilet paper roll in half and covered it with green cardstock paper. Then I cut out two circles, one to cover the top of the hat, and a larger one for the brim of the hat. I used clear tape to secure them to the toilet paper roll. I wrapped some black electrician tape around the hat at the bottom and added a small shamrock sticker in the front to finish it.
Here is my three year old's creation. He turned out so cute!