Make this Leprechaun Craft for Kids using a cardboard tube. Your kiddos will love making the craft and playing with it after it’s done!
We have been reading leprechaun books, books about colors and doing crafts to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s been so fun!
It’s hard to believe it’s right around the corner.
My daughter painted her hands green, which was not planned at all. It just happened during a craft we did (which I’m sharing today). She got so excited to show me her green hands, “Look Mom! I’m an alien!” She’s so funny.
We made Cardboard Tube Leprechauns. They’re so silly. My kiddos love them.
Cardboard Tube Leprechaun Craft for Kids – Materials
- cardboard tubes
- green paint
- foam brush
- peach paint
- small paint brush
- orange paper
- glue stick
- wiggly eyes
- brown colored pencil
- black paint
Cardboard Tube Leprechaun Craft for Kids – Directions
Step One. Layout a paper bag as a workstation for your kiddos. Have them paint the cardboard tube green using a foam brush. Let it dry. Can you tell where I shop for groceries? LOL
Step Two. Cut a square out of the upper back of the cardboard tube.
Step Three. Cut small slits on the sides. Then cut small little squares out to make a hat. That probably makes no sense at all. Hopefully a picture helps explain:
Step Four. Paint a peach semi circle below the hat for the face. Let it dry.
Step Five. Cut little rectangles out of strips of orange paper. Set those out with the cardboard tube along with a glue stick. Have your kiddos glue on the beard around the face.
Step Six. Stick on wiggly eyes. Draw a nose and a mouth with the brown colored pencil.
Step Seven. Using the black paint, paint on a black strap on the hat and black little shoes.
You have Cardboard Tube Leprechauns! My kiddos have been playing with them and putting them in the leprechaun trap we made last week.
Check out the Leprechaun Trap for Kids I contributed on Mom Trends.
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