There’s nothing I personally love better than a good yarn craft. With that said, I am over for the rainbow for our Paper Plate Lacing Leprechaun Craft. Combining a friendly leprechaun, our favorite kind of yarn craft, and a fun paper plate craft into one magical moment to create.
Not only are yarn lacing crafts just fun, but they are also so great for building hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, and working on pincer grasp. This is a craft that kids will love to do in an afternoon building up to St. Patrick’s Day!
Make a Yarn Lacing Leprechaun Craft
To make our Paper Plate Lacing Leprechaun you will need paper plates, pale flesh-toned acrylic paint, cardstock, black sharpie, googly eyes, a hole punch, orange yarn, tape, and scissors.
You will also need a glue stick as well as a stapler.
Lacing Leprechaun Craft Supplies Needed
- Paper plate
- Cardstock – skin-toned, green, yellow, black
- Pale skin-toned acrylic paint
- Black sharpie
- Googly eyes, small
- Single hole punch
- ⅝” hole punch
- Orange yarn
- Glue stick
Paper Plate Leprechaun Step by Step Instructions
Begin by painting a paper plate in a flesh-toned color. Our paint color was called Sun-kissed Peach.
Let the paint dry completely.
Once dry, punch hole around the edge of half the plate, going in as far as the hole punch will allow.
Now, tape an end of a long strand of orange yarn to the back of the paper plate.
And start lacing the yarn around the edge of the plate. Tape the end lacing through the holes to keep from fraying and make it easier to go through the holes.
Continue going through the holes multiple times to make a fuller beard. We went through the holes about 4 times each.
Once done, tape the final end of the yarn to the back of the plate.
Next, adhere googly eyes.
Use a ⅝” hole punch to make a circle from the skin-toned cardstock. Glue the circle in place for the nose.
And draw a simple mouth with the black sharpie.
Then, cut a strip from the length of green or black cardstock for the hat. Cut the remainder of the cardstock into a square. Also cut a square buckle shape from yellow or green paper, as well.
Glue all the pieces together for the hat.
Finally, staple the hat in place.
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More Leprechaun Crafts for Kids
For more St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun crafts see also our Paper Bag Leprechaun Craft, Simple Paper Leprechaun Craft, Tissue Paper Beard Leprechaun Craft, Craft Stick Leprechaun Craft, and our Craft Stick Felt Leprechauns. We have many more fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids at Our Kid Things, too!