What does a leprechaun like most of all? His pot of gold, of course. So much so, he might just hide in the pot of richly coins, only jumping out to scare others away. Or something like that. At least, that’s the idea behind our Interactive Pop Out Leprechaun Craft. We’ve included a Leprechaun Template Free Printable to make that part of the craft super easy, too!
Did you see our Craft Stick Leprechauns we made earlier? If not, you should definitely check them out, so cute! More of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts include our Fork Painted Rainbows, Egg Carton 4 Leaf Clovers, and our Yarn Wrapped Cloud and Rainbow Craft.
For our Interactive Pop Out Leprechaun Craft you will need a paper plate. I like the lighter, flimsier paper plates for this craft. You will also need acrylic paints in the colors of the rainbow along with black, as well as cardstock in green, orange, black, cream or off-white, and yellow. The rest of the supplies include our Leprechaun Template, medium googly eyes, jumbo craft stick, scissors, 1” hole punch, and glue.
Interactive Pop Out Leprechaun Craft
- Leprechaun Template
- Paper plate
- Acrylic paint – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
- Cardstock – green, orange, black, yellow, off-white/cream
- 1” hole punch
- Medium googly eyes
- Jumbo craft stick
- Black pen
Begin by gently folding the paper plate in half.
Start a cut down the middle and cut away half of the center section. Set aside.
Start painting the colors of the rainbow around the outside edge of the paper plate.
The section previously set aside paint black. Let paint dry.
While the paint is drying, print out the Leprechaun Template. Trace the beard onto orange paper and cut out. The circle on off-white/cream and cut out. The top of the hat and longest thin rectangle green, cut out. The final rectangle is black.
Glue the pieces of the leprechaun together. Use a black pen to draw a simple nose and mouth. Then glue onto the top of a jumbo craft stick.
With the paper plate pieces dry, punch out a bunch of 1” circles from the yellow paper.
Begin gluing the circles onto the top of the remaining half as well as the black half.
Carefully cut a slit towards the bottom of the half that’s still attached to the paper plate.
Slide the leprechaun puppet into the slot.
Glue the black pot of gold piece onto the paper plate and around the leprechaun slot. Adhere more of the yellow circles of paper to cover the leprechaun hat as much as possible.
Now, seriously. The fun parts of St. Patrick’s Day all in one craft! How absolutely darling is that? But there’s more! Be sure to check out all of our St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas at Our Kid Things!