Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Crafts for Kids

Ring in St. Patrick’s Day with these fun Leprechaun themed crafts for the kiddos! Most of these crafts can be made by using things around the house and art materials you may already have on hand. Once you have gathered your materials, roundup and the kids and let the fun begin.


Leprechaun Craft



What you need:
  • Cylinder (Toilet Paper Roll)
  • Orange Pipe Cleaners
  • Green Paint
  • White Paint
  • Black Marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Green Construction Paper


Directions:
First, paint the entire cylinder green. Once this is dried, paint a half circle around the center of the cylinder, this will be the leprechaun's face. Curl the pipe cleaner into a beard and glue it to the bottom of the half circle. Next, use the green construction paper to trace your leprechaun's feet and glue them to the bottom of the cylinder. Now it is time to get creative. Using a black marker, draw a face, belt and line indicating the legs of the leprechaun on the cylinder. Finally, trace a medium size circle with a small circle in the middle on the green construction paper. This should look similar to a donut. It is important to use the end of the cylinder as a guide for the small circle in the middle. Once this is done you can pull the cylinder through the middle of the circle. This will be the leprechaun's hat. Congratulations, you created a cute leprechaun craft that your kids can be proud of!


Hand-Print Leprechaun
 


What you Need:
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Tan Construction Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors


Directions:
First, place your hand flat on a sheet of brown construction paper and trace your hand. Once you have successfully traced your hand, cut around the edges. Next, trace a perfectly round circle for the face and bumps on each side of the circle for the ears on the tan construction paper. Use the green construction paper to cut out a rectangle for the hat and the hat brim. Use the tan or brown construction paper can be used for the belt on the hat. Don’t forget to add the buckle. Finally, glue it all together and draw the face. Get creative with the face drawing and this will be a fun craft to look back on!


Leprechaun Wind Catcher



What you Need:
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Orange Construction Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Stapler
  • Scissors


Directions:


Start by folding a 9 inch x 13 inch sheet of green construction paper in half. Make a line 1 inch along the end of the paper that does not have the crease, so you know where to stop when cutting your fringe lines. Make 1 inch cuts from the crease of the paper up to the mark you made, do not cut all the way to the ends. Next, unfold the paper and roll it into a long narrow tube, stapling the ends together. Using a separate piece of paper, cut out two long strips about and inch thick to make the leprechaun's arms. Fold the strips at 1 inch intervals in opposite directions to make a fan effect. Then, staple a tan circle to one end of each strip for a hand, and stape the other to the top of the lantern. Cut a third tan circle larger than the hands to use as the leprechaun’s face. Cut out and attach orange hair and a black hat to the leprechaun’s face. You can add a yellow bow, freckles, eyes nose, and a mouth with bits of paper or a marker before adding the face to the lantern.


We hope you enjoy these fun crafts with your kids. At The Chip Shoppe, we love to see families enjoy bonding with their children through crafts and activities! Stay tuned to our various social media platforms for other ideas: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and Blogger.