Cute Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft

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Cute Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft

Introduction:

Learn how to make a paper plate leprechaun with some help from our instructions below. Not only is this a fantastic arts and craft project to make for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s also a  cut-and-paste activity where kids can develop their scissor skills and learn how to visualize and assemble.

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Tools

  • Scissors
  • Black Marker

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Poster Paint (orange and white)
  • 2 Black Buttons
  • Glue
  • Printable We recommend downloading the printable in an A4 thick vellum board, but a regular bond paper will do!
How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Materials

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Step 1

Paint and cut the base of the paper plate leprechaun

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 1

Paint a flesh color on the center of the paper plate. Use the dotted line as a guide on until where to color.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 2

The painted circle should look something like this.

You can make a skin tone color by mixing orange and white.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 3

Paint the outer area of the paper plate to make the beard of the paper plate leprechaun.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 4

Snip along the dashed lines to complete the beard.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 5

The base of the paper plate leprechaun is done!

Step 2

Download, print and cut the printable

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 6

Print the free printable by clicking the yellow download button above. Cut along each edge of the element on the printable.

Use this activity to practice scissor cutting.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 7

Once cut, it should look something like this. It should consist of 5 cutouts.

Step 3

Assemble the eyes and nose of the leprechaun

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 9

Stick the eyes on the top side of the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 10

Paste the oval shape on the center of the paper plate. This will be the nose of the leprechaun.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 11

Time to assemble the hat.

Step 4

Stick the hat of the paper plate leprechaun

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 12

Paste the hat above the eye area.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 13

Stick a four-leaf clover on the hat to decorate it!

Step 5

Draw a smile

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 14

Lastly, give him a smile using a black marker.

How to Make a Paper Plate Leprechaun - Step 15

The paper plate leprechaun is done!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Made my leprechaun chubby

    • LOL 😂🤣

  2. Susan and me made this as our very first craft using this site as the guide – just sharing to y’all. have a good day

  3. The printable is a blessing, thankss

  4. WOuld recommend it to my friends- good job in demonstrating 👌

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