Thursday, March 2, 2023
These are from last year but they're still one of my favorite projects we've ever done. They're inspired by a pin I found from The Best Ideas for Kids! This was the perfect time to put my brand new printer to the test because the project calls for pictures of your children to turn them into the leprechauns and there was no way I was running out to Staples in this snow/ice storm.


The printer nailed it and the kids had a blast making these! They're super easy to make.

PAPER LEPRECHAUNS

You will need:
- green, black and yellow construction paper
- photos of your children
- glue sticks

Instructions:
  1. Print and cut out pictures of your children's faces. Getting the right size ratio was a challenge, so I recommend doing a "preview" before you print them out (you know, that little screen that pops up to show you what you're printing before you print it) and see if it looks right.
  2. Cut four long strips of green construction paper and fold them accordion-style. This gives those cute little creases.
  3. Cut out a medium-sized green circle, a thin black strip and a small yellow rectangle. This is your belly and belt! Glue them together and cut off an access of the belt off the sides.
  4. Glue the accordion strips to the green circle. With two on the sides for arms and two on the bottom for legs.
  5. Cut out boots out of black construction paper and glue them on to the leg strips.
  6. Cut out a top hat from the green construction paper, a thin strip from the black construction paper and a tiny rectangle from yellow for the buckle. Glue together.
  7. Last, but certainly not least - glue your kiddo's heads on and pop the hats on top!
  8. Optional: hands (😂) and cut up orange construction paper for beards!