St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun

Local mom Amanda Ware provided this craft in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Amanda is Lowcountry Child's newest blogger and craft and coupon-clipping expert. Check back with us in the coming weeks for tips and tricks from Amanda!

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Materials:

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Green construction paper (or craft foam)
  • Paint-green, skin-tone, pink and brown
  • Black marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • 4 brown pipe cleaners
  • Decorative button

Instructions:

  • Trace around the bottom of the toilet paper tube onto a piece of construction paper or craft foam.
  • Draw a larger circle around that circle to create the brim of the hat and set them aside.
  • Paint the paper tube green. Add a skin-tone face and hands, plus rosy checks. Also paint brown where the hair is going to go. I used construction paper instead of paint to make it less messy!
  • Once the paint has dried, use the marker to draw a face and clothes. Use a hot glue gun to stick on 3 coiled brown pipe cleaners (use a pen to coil). Use 2 in the back for hair and 1 around the face for a beard. To make the feet, fold another pipe cleaner in half, then role into a circle.
  • Place the folded pipe cleaner inside the tube and glue the feet to the edge. Glue on the hat and brim and strips of construction paper or craft foam for arms.
  • Last, glue a decorative button to the hat brim. Again I used construction paper.

I have an almost 2 year old, so I made the leprechaun on my own and then let him decorate it. He loves playing with markers, also stickers would be good.

 Source: Family Fun