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St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Kids Craft
Creating fun activities and crafts during the seasons is a great way to make learning fun for kids. I always love creating fun crafts that are attached to any holiday or seasonal celebration. Especially when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day! There so much you can add to a unit like crafts, books, and hands-on activities.
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Materials Needed For Leprechaun Craft
- Paper plate
- Green, yellow, and black construction paper
- Orange paint
- Gold glitter
- Craft glue
Leprechaun Mask Instructions
- Cut out a circle in the middle of the paper plate.
- Have your child paint the paper plate orange and allow to dry completely.
- While your paint dries, you can begin creating your leprechaun hat. If you have a younger child you can cut out the hat pieces for them, but if your child is ready to cut the pieces themselves go ahead allow them to do so.
- Draw a small rectangle on a black construction paper, a hat from green construction paper, and a little square with the yellow paper. Allow your child to cut out the pieces for a great fine motor skills activity.
- For the gold buckle, help your child cut another square inside to create a thin buckle for your hat.
- For some extra sparkle, you can also add gold glitter to your leprechaun’s hat buckle.
- Glue the pieces together on the leprechaun hat and glue your hat to the mask.
- To create a fun bearded effect, cut small strips on the bottom of your painted paper plate.
- Allow all your pieces to dry before using the mask, especially glitter. Believe me; you do not want all that wet glitter on your child’s face. Yes, unfortunately, we are speaking from experience!
- To make your mask tie around your child’s head tie yarn on each side of the mask. You could also add a large popsicle stick at the bottom of their mask and they could just hold it to their faces. Either way, they will be so cute!
This is one of my favorite crafts to date! I have made them in the classrooms when I taught and have made them with my daughters. It’s such a fun craft and makes me laugh every time!
I hope you all create this fun Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day crafts with the kids! It’s so much fun to make and they will have a blast pretending to be little Leprechauns.
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Will the Leprechaun be visiting your house this St. Patrick’s Day?