Your in Luck if you spot a lucky leprechaun somewhere in your home, so why not make one with your child or grandchild this Saint Patrick’s day! Create the cutest little leprechaun with your grandkids from a paper plate. It’s super simple and easy to make plus you get to have a blast making it!
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HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES MAKING THIS LEPRECHAUN MADE FROM A PAPER PLATE! HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- white paper plate
- googly eyes
- green pipe cleaner
- orange craft paint
- gold glitter craft paint
- green glitter
- green, yellow, and black construction paper
- craft glue
- basic arts and crafts supplies
Paper Plate Leprechaun – Step 1
First, cut out the pieces for the hat, the main hat shape from green paper, the black band from black paper, and the buckle from yellow paper.
Paper Plate Leprechaun – Step 2
To cut out the buckle, first cut a square of yellow paper the size you want the buckle, then fold the square in half and cut out another square from the center. When you unfold the square you will have a buckle. Draw and cut out a three leaf clover from green paper. Spread a thin layer of glue onto the clover and sprinkle on green glitter, set aside to let dry.
Paper Plate Leprechaun – Step 3
Once the pieces are cut out, assemble the hat. Glue the black band onto the green hat, then glue the buckle onto the center of the black band. Glue the hat onto the plate as shown.
Paper Plate Leprechaun – Step 4
Then, paint the bottom edge of the plate orange, let dry.
Paper Plate Leprechaun – Step 5
Now cut a green pipe cleaner in half, tape the three leaf clover on to the end of the pipe cleaner. Poke the other end of the pipe cleaner through the hat, just above the black band, feed it through to the back, and secure it with tape against the back of the hat.
Paper Plate Leprechaun – Step 6
Glue on two googly eyes, and draw on a mouth. Brush some gold glitter paint onto the buckle. Spread a thin layer of glue along the brim of the hat and sprinkle on green glitter, let dry.
Finally, cut some fringe on the edge of the plate on the part you painted orange.
You now have an adorable little leprechaun to display around your house. I hope that you had such a fun time creating this with your grandkids!