FloraCraft® Mr. Frog Leprechaun Costume

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Mr. Frog Leprechaun Costume

Hop to it this St. Patrick's Day - make the FloraCraft® Mr. Frog Leprechaun Costume!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paints.
  • 2
    Body: Cut a small flat spot off the wide end of the 4 inch egg body; this is where the head will attach. Cut a small flat spot centered on the side of the egg; this is the belly. Paint the egg Festive Green and paint the belly Pistachio Mint and let dry.
  • 3
    Head: Firmly roll the wide end of a 3 inch egg on the table to taper the wide end so that both ends of the egg look the same, creating a perfect oval. Cut a small flat spot on the center of one side of the egg; this is the bottom of the head. Paint the Festive Green and let dry.
  • 4
    Eyes: Cut the 1/2 inch ball in half; the cut side is the front of the eye. Cut a small flat spot off the bottom edge of each half ball; this is where the eyes will attach to the head. Use your fingers to form the eyes, rounding the cut edges. Paint the eyes Festive Green, let dry and paint the fronts of the eyes Pistachio Mint and let dry. Glue the eyes to the top of the head almost touching. Glue the 15 mm animal eyes or wiggle eyes to the foam eyes. Glue two Black beads about 3/4 inch down from the eyes for the nostrils and use the Black fabric paint to draw a mouth. Glue a toothpick into the bottom of the head and insert into the body, using low-temp glue to secure.
  • 5
    Legs and Feet: Cut the other 3 inch egg in half lengthwise and roll the cut edges on the table to round. Paint the half eggs Festive Green and paint the cut sides Pistachio Mint. Let dry. Cut the 2-1/2 inch egg in half lengthwise; the cut side is the bottom of the foot. Round the edges. Paint Festive Green and let dry. Glue a toothpick into the top of each foot then glue the narrow ends of the half eggs onto the feet. Glue the legs to the sides of the body as shown.
  • 6
    Arms and Hands: Cut out hands and feet from the Lime Green foam sheet. Be sure to make the feet larger than the hands. The hands are about 1-1/4 inch long and the feet are about 2-1/2 inch long. Glue the foam feet to the bottom of the egg feet. Cut an Emerald chenille stem in half. Pierce a small hole in the edge of the hand and thread the stem through about half way. Fold the stem in half, twist the ends together and glue the twisted ends into the side of the body about 3/4 inch down from the head. Repeat for other arm.
  • 7
    Leprechaun Costume: For the hat, cut a 3 inch circle, a 2 inch circle and a 1-1/2 inch x 6 inch strip of Black craft foam. Glue the strip into a ring and glue to the center of the 3 inch circle. Glue the 2 inch circle on top. Glue the ribbon around the hat. Draw a shamrock onto the Lime Green craft foam sheet and cut out. Draw around the edge with the Shamrock Green fabric paint and let dry. Pin the hat on and use glue dots to attach the shamrock to his hand.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ostrich Egg 5-7/8 inch x 3-7/8 inch 104183723
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Duck Egg 4 pc. 3-1/4 inch x 2-3/8 inch 104183719
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Egg 2-1/2 inch 104687494
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 12 pc. 1-1/2 inch 104183627
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • Nicole™ Crafts School Brush Set 5 pc. 104120042
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Pistachio Mint 104521651
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Festive Green 104106647
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dimensional Fabric Paint 1.25 oz. Pearl Shamrock Green 104762955
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dimensional Fabric Paint 1.25 oz. Shiny Black 104762901
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 15 mm 60 pc. 104233381
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bead It Jewelry Connection™ Seed Beads Black 3/4 oz. 104247920
  • St. Patrick’s Day Themed Ribbon
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Lime Green 104258607
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Emerald 104277479
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Round Household Item 3 inch in Diameter (optional – not needed if you can draw a 3 inch circle freehand)
  • Round Household Item 2 inch in Diameter (optional – not needed if you can draw a 2 inch circle freehand)
  • Toothpicks
  • Glue Dots® Adhesives 1/2 inch 60 pc. 104142857