Did you know that leprechauns wore red clothes according to the original Irish tradition?
It wasn’t until the 20th century that people started representing them in green costumes.
Under the influence of the commercial use of leprechauns in advertising etc., the picture that established itself in popular culture is that of a mischievous little fellow, a bit unfriendly, who hides a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
The leprechaun’s hat has a characteristic shape. Many people wear one on St Patrick’s Day, or even dress in green from head to toe.
This video shows how to make a leprechaun hat from a recycled yoghurt container. Children can wear it as a hat, or you can use it as a decoration for St Patrick’s Day.