Apparently, leprechauns are the shoe makers for fairie folk; they have huge egos, love gold (a lot) and are also very curious and mischievous. Hopefully this hat with a gold nugget on top and an inviting ladder will be enough to catch one.
For the first try- we used a paper coffee cup but the cup slant is hard to negotiate- a cylinder is much easier to cover with felt.
The second try-we used a shortened paper towel tube but the proportions seemed a little off.
Third times a charm- just a cylinder of paper covered in felt.
Card stock cut to 4” by 7”
Double sided tape
Rickrack, sequins, ribbon or a felt strip- an embellishment
Our ladder measures 61⁄2" by 11⁄2" and is made by gluing little sticks on the 2 sides about every 1⁄2".
Roll the card stock into a cylinder shape and secure the edge closed with the double sided tape.
Trim top the felt circle so it fits perfectly on top of the cylinder.
Place the cylinder on the larger circle.
Cover a piece of tin foil with yellow marker then squish it up to make the “gold nugget.”
Carve a little shoe print into a pencil; eraser to make a tiny boot print (yeah- it's kind of wonky but it printed up fine).