This St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Mask craft will have kids excited about the luck of the Irish! Plus, make sure to check out all the seasonal paper plate crafts we have to share!
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Mask
Creating activities and crafts during the holiday seasons is a great way to make learning fun for kids.
Being that St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year, I just had to create something fun with my girls.
This leprechaun paper plate mask is perfect for kids to make for St. Patrick’s Day and the month of March.
It’s an easy craft that can be used for pretend play or just for fun.
There is so much you can add with a unit when adding crafts, books, and hands-on activities to it.
Being creative when it comes to educating our kids is the best way to keep learning fun and exciting for them.
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What Is St. Patrick’s Day?
Saint Patrick’s Day or also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick’s is a religious celebration on March 17th.
Saint Patrick was one of Ireland’s patron saints who brought Christianity to the country.
The day is celebrated on March 17th because that was the time of his death.
Ways You Can Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In The United States With Kids
St. Patrick’s Day is most celebrated in the United States as a fun day, not celebrating the true meaning behind the day.
There are many ways that we can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here in the United States, but I would always start by having a little discussion about it with the kids.
This can be a very fun and historically teachable moment for them.
Allowing them to celebrate and enjoy the true meaning behind the day everyone dresses in green.
- Read books about Saint Patrick
- Learn about the Irish culture
- Attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade
- Go to an Irish restaurant to taste the food
Materials Needed For Leprechaun Mask Craft
- Paper plate
- Green, yellow, and black construction paper
- Orange paint
- Gold glitter
- Craft glue
How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Mask
- Cut out a circle in the middle of the paper plate.
- Have your child paint the paper plate orange and allow it 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 black construction paper, a hat from green construction paper, and a little square with 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!
Fun Leprechaun Books For Kids
Learning about Saint Patrick and Leprechauns can be fun for kids.
Here is a list of some of our favorite books to read on St. Patrick’s Day:
Books For Kids About Saint Patricks
This is one of my favorite crafts to date!
I have made them in the classrooms when I was a teacher and have made them with my daughters.
It’s such a fun craft and makes me laugh every time!
I hope you all create these 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 you be making Leprechaun masks this St. Patrick’s Day?