Do you have any tiny mischief makers creeping around your house?? Then you need a fun, easy craft to keep them busy! Hayden has started getting more into arts & crafts and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to find something fun for him to do. I found this leprechaun mask on Pinterest from Simplytodaylife.com and knew we had to try it! Here’s what we did.
Little Leprechaun Mask
- Paper plate
- Construction paper (yellow, green, and black)
- Orange Paint
- Paint brush
- Optional: glitter, string, hole punch
- Paint the outside edge of your paper plate.
- While paint dries, cut out your construction paper into the following shapes: green paper- hat (be creative and make the hat as crazy as you want!), yellow paper- square with the middle cut out, black- long strip.
- Glue the construction paper pieces together to make your leprechaun hat.
- When the plate is dry, cut out the middle.
- When the hat and paint are both dry, glue the hat to the top of your plate.
- - Use glitter to make your hat sparkle.
- - Cut lines into the bottom of your plate to make a fun beard.
- - If your child wants to wear the mask, use a hole punch to poke a hole in each side of the paper plate and use a string to tie it around their head.
How cute and fun is that?!? There are lots of ways to modify this mask for different holidays. Try an Easter bunny or flower for the spring; Uncle Sam for the 4th of July; a pumpkin or spider for Halloween; an elf, Santa, or Frosty mask at Christmas time: the options are endless! Hayden had a really good time with this one, and he’s been playing with it all week! It’s been a lot of fun watching him start to enjoy crafts like this as he gets older, and it’s a great way to have some special mom & kiddo time. For updates on new posts, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Hope you and your little leprechauns have a happy and fun St. Patrick’s Day!
Need a little treat to snack on while you make your mask? Be sure you check out my post on St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Bites.