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:few hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Body: Cut a small flat spot off the wide end of the 4" 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.
  • 2
    Head: Firmly roll the wide end of a 3" 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 Festive Green and let dry.
  • 3
    Eyes: Cut the 1/2" 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 wiggle eyes to the foam eyes. Glue two Black beads about 3/4" 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.
  • 4
    Legs and Feet: Cut the other 3" 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" 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.
  • 5
    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" long and the feet are about 2-1/2" 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.
  • 6
    Leprechaun Costume: For the hat, cut a 3" circle, a 2" circle and a 1-1/2" x 6" strip of Black craft foam. Glue the strip into a ring and glue to the center of the 3 inch circle. Glue the 2" 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:few hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •FloraCraft Make It: Fun Foam 5-7/8" x 3-7/8" Ostrich Egg, Package of Foam 3-1/4" x 2-3/8" Duck Eggs, Foam 2-1/2" Egg, Package of 1-1/2" Foam Balls, Package of 2" Foam Balls & Foam Cutter
  • •DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints in Pistachio Mint & Festive Green
  • •Nicole™ Crafts School Brush Set, Dimensional Fabric Paints in Pearl Shamrock Green & Shiny Black, 15 mm Wiggle Round Eyes, Bead It Jewelry Connection™ Seed Beads in Black, Foamtastic™ 9" x 12" Sheets in Lime Green, Chenille Stems in Emerald & Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • •Surebonder Glue Sticks
  • •St. Patrick's Themed Ribbon, Toothpicks, Ruler & Scissors