Paper Plate Lacing Leprechaun

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.

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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!

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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.

Paper Plate Lacing Leprechaun Craft supplies needed.

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
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler

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.

Paint a paper plate in a pale skin-toned color.

Let the paint dry completely.

Punch holes halfway around the plate.

Once dry, punch hole around the edge of half the plate, going in as far as the hole punch will allow.

Tape an end of a strand of yarn to the back of the plate.

Now, tape an end of a long strand of orange yarn to the back of the paper plate.

Lace orange yarn around the edges of the 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 lacing until full.

Continue going through the holes multiple times to make a fuller beard. We went through the holes about 4 times each.

Tape final end of yarn to the back of the plate.

Once done, tape the final end of the yarn to the back of the plate.

Adhere googly eyes.

Next, adhere googly eyes.

Punch a small circle from skin-toned cardstock.

Glue the small circle in place for the nose.

Use a ⅝” hole punch to make a circle from the skin-toned cardstock. Glue the circle in place for the nose.

Draw simple mouth with black sharpie.

And draw a simple mouth with the black sharpie.

Cut cardstock pieces for the hat.

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 the hat together.

Glue all the pieces together for the hat.

Staple the hat in place at the top of the plate.

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!

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