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Recycling Leprechaun Craft

Of course “green” is our favorite color! Here’s a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft you can do with your wee ones. We are going to repurpose a paper towel roll and a leftover white cup from our Ice Cream Social party into a leprechaun beard and hat.

HOW TO MAKE A LEPRECHAUN BEARD AND HAT

Supplies needed: Empty paper towel roll, green construction paper, orange and green ribbon or string, scissors, hole punch, glue, paint brush and orange paint.

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Step 1:
Cut paper towel in half lengthwise and then again to open it up. Cut several vertical strips to create a beard shape. Next, cut a mouth opening and punch two holes at each corner for the ribbon.

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Step 2: Paint cardboard tube/beard orange and set aside to dry.

Box Play for Kids St. Patrick's Day Craft Step 2
Step 3:
Next, cut green construction paper into one strip and a circle for the top of the leprechaun hat. Glue paper onto white recycled cup.

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Step 4: Punch two holes at the top of the cup for string.

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Tip: After orange paint dries on paper towel roll, we wrapped it around a rolling pin to get the beard to re-curl.

Box Play for Kids St Pat Craft 2014

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