Check out this awesome Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft for Kids! (with free cutouts). Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an awesome craft that builds fine motor skills and boosts creativity. Create your own leprechaun for good luck! Have fun with orange paint, glitter, and more! Adapt the craft to your age group and make it as easy or challenging as you like. If you are working with older kids, they can draw their own face. Print your free cutouts below!
leprechaun cutouts (print for free below!)
Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft!
Step 1: Gather your materials! Print your free leprechaun craft cutouts onto cardstock paper. Print in color or in black & white. Be sure to get any embellishments you like: glitter, Dot Dots for cheeks, googly eyes. If your little ones are in a creative mood, have them draw their own face! Make the craft your own! Use scissors to cut out your craft pieces.
Step 2: Time for sponge painting an orange beard! Use any sponge you have handy and dip it into your orange paint. Glue your leprechaun’s face to the paper plate, then sponge paint all around your leprechaun’s face.
Step 3: Glue the ears and hat to the paper plate. Time for embellishments! I decided to add some glitter to my leprechaun’s beard. After all, they are magical beings! Be sure to use this time during the craft to talk about leprechauns! Leprechauns are small in size and prone to mischief. It is said that they inhabited the land of Ireland long before humans arrived. Leprechauns are known for their love of money. If you are kind to them they will be generous to you!
Leprechaun Craft for Kids!
Be sure to hang your leprechaun somewhere that needs a bit of luck! Remember, take your time when doing the craft. It’s about the process, not the finished product. Everyone’s leprechaun will look different and unique! Check out the Unicorn Craft for Kids for another exciting mythical creature craft! We hope you have a ton of fun!
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