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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kids Leprechaun Craft


I am in love with how cute my son's Leprechaun Craft turned out today. He was pretty smitten by him too and told me his name was "Shammy." Too cute, right?! It is so simple to make.

Materials you will need:

  • Manila folder
  • green construction paper or cardstock paper
  • orange construction paper
  • glue stick
  • 2 large googly eyes
  • crayons
  • shamrock stickers (optional)

Directions:

Below you can see how I prepped my paper pieces to start making the craft. I cut an oval face shape out of a manila folder so we wouldn't have to color or paint it. If you have older children, they can cut their own face out. I purchased my manila folders at Dollar Tree. I think they come in a package of 10. You can always use white paper and just color it with a flesh colored crayon of your choice if you don't have a manila folder. You can see my pieces cut out for the face and hat pictured below. The orange construction paper will be used for the beard.


1. To start, glue the two hat pieces together and then glue it onto your Leprechaun Face. I had some shamrock glitter stickers on hand so my son added those to the hat to make it special (optional).


2. Then tear off small pieces of orange construction paper and glue them around the face to make the Leprechaun beard. My son also tore a couple small pieces to use as eyebrows. When you are finished with the beard, glue on the eyebrows and two large googly eyes.


3. Lastly, use crayons to finish making the face details (nose and mouth). My son added freckles which I think made him extra cute!  :)


My daughter was mighty curious about the hairy fellow...


Do you want to pair this craft up with some Leprechaun books? Check out this post of 4 Fun St Patrick's Day/Leprechaun Books.

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13 comments:

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Total cuteness! If you haven't already, I hope you'll link this guy up at Shine on Fridays! We may have to make one of these...

Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble} said... Best Blogger Tips

I need to read that book with my kids. Asher has wanted to do a craft like this ever since Abbie made a lion in Nursery:)

Terri (Creative Family Fun) said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! He's so, so cute!!

lisaplus6 said... Best Blogger Tips

awwww!!! so very cute!

Sally S. said... Best Blogger Tips

Great craft, I have made up the pieces to do with my son and daughter tomorrow to bring to our St. Patty's Day feast!

Betsy said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh, I love the torn paper beard! Wish I had thought of that.

Sincerely Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute idea! I did this with my 4 year old today and she loved it. Thanks for sharing! - Anna

Britney said... Best Blogger Tips

Shammy looks like Uncle Sol!!!

Paula said... Best Blogger Tips

Luke did a mighty fine job with "Shammy" - I love this idea :) I'd love to have you post this on my Kid's Crafts linky party, which features crafts for and by kids.
Paula
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Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable!! I LOVE that Luke named him...and to pick "Shammy" cracked me up!! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Sasters:)

LeighAnn said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea! I love this!

Books4Learning said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute idea! It turned out great!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute, Rachel! I pinned it to try it next year. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!

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