St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Craft

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With St. Patrick's Day coming up next week, I thought I would share a simple craft that you can make with a child of any age or as a party decoration. Keep reading if you want to try this out for yourself!

What You'll Need:

- 4 pieces of construction paper {yellow, black, green, white}
- 4 paint colors {green, brown, orange, white}
- Several paint brushes
- Googly eyes
- Glue stick
- Scissors
- Heart cookie cutter

How To Make This Project

Step 1:
Start with the green construction paper, with a pencil or pen draw the outline for the Leprechaun's hat. Cut out the shape and set aside.

Step 2:
Using the hat outline, take the black construction paper and lay against the upper band to measure how long and thick you will need to cut your band. Cut out and set aside.

Step 3:
Taking the yellow construction paper, place the black strip over to measure out the buckle part of the hat band. Cut out, removing the center part; check all pieces to see if they fit and trim if necessary.

Step 4:
Take the white construction paper and begin attaching the hat to the very top center of the paper. Glue down the green part first, then the black band, and lastly the gold buckle.

Step 5:
Take some of the brown paint and the white paint on a napkin or plate, mix together to create an off-white skin color for the leprechaun's face. Then begin painting the outline of his face and ears about an inch to two inches below the hat. Leave this gap in order to add hair under the hat.

Step 6:
Taking the orange paint, begin to draw on hair, eyebrows, and beard.

Step 7:
Glue on the googly eyes that best fit the shape of the face or simply the size you prefer. Using the brown paint add on the facial features you would like it to have. We added a simple nose and smile outline to ours.

Step 8:
Taking your heart cookie cutter, apply a layer of green paint all along the edges. This will create one leaf for your shamrock design which we will be using to create a shirt with. Repeat this step three times; rotating it to achieve the clover look. Then fill in the clovers with a lighter green shade which you can make by mixing green and white together. Lastly; fill in the shirt with green paint.

Allow to fully dry and then hang up for display! As with any craft, feel free to make this your own by adding more features or details as this is very easy to customize.

In the comments below, let me know what you plan to do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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