Two of the most fun things to do when St. Patrick's Day rolls around are dress up and learn all about leprechaun lore. Combine the two by creating a simple leprechaun disguise that's sure to inspire some good-hearted giggling. Your little mischief-maker will work out fine motor skills while crafting his disguise, and once he's done he can act the part of a leprechaun to entertain friends and family.
What You Need:
- Green poster board
- Orange construction paper
- Black construction paper
- Yellow construction paper
- Hole punch
- Gold glitter glue
- Black ribbon
- Orange ribbon
What You Do:
- Have your child cut out a tall hat shape from green poster board.
- Next, encourage him to cut out a black strip from a piece of black construction paper. This piece will be the trim embellishing his hat.
- Help him cut out a small rectangle from the yellow construction paper for the buckle.
- Then, cut out a black square that fits inside the yellow rectangle.
- Cut out a large, filled-in “U” shaped piece from orange construction paper to create the beard.
- Hold the piece up to your child's face with the edge right below his nose to determine where to make the cut for the mouth.
- Help him cut out an oval shape for the mouth.
- Have your child glue the black trim onto the base of the hat.
- Glue the yellow portion of the buckle in the center of the black strip.
- Let him glue the black square in the center of the yellow rectangle to complete the buckle.
- Have him outline the black center square with gold glitter glue.
- Punch a hole at both ends of the black trim of the hat.
- Punch a hole at the top of both sides of the orange beard.
- Attach the orange ribbon by looping the ends of ribbon, one end in each hole, through the holes in the beard and tying knots.
- Attach the black ribbon by looping the end of the ribbon, one end in each hole, through the holes on the sides of the black trim and tying knots.
- Tie both pieces of ribbon in place around your child's head. His leprechaun disguise is complete!