Growing up, I knew St. Patrick’s Day as a day I had to wear green or else I’d be pinched. Now, I see it as a day of feeling fortunate and counting our blessings. Our blessings, they are plenty. And richer than gold. The leprechauns we made in our Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft would gladly take the gold, though.
We’re ready for St. Patrick’s Day with plenty of fun leprechaun crafts, too. Be sure to check out our Craft Stick Leprechaun Craft, Interactive Leprechaun Craft, and Craft Stick Felt Leprechauns Craft.
To make our Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft you will need a small dessert size paper plate, orange tissue paper, cream colored acrylic paint, cardstock in green and black, as well as colors for the hat buckle, medium googly eyes, a black sharpie, glue, a stapler, and scissors.
Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft
- Small paper plate
- Cream acrylic paint
- Cardstock – green, black, yellow, orange, purple, etc.
- Googly eyes, medium
- Black sharpie
Begin by painting a small, dessert-size paper plate a cream color.
You can leave one side unpainted, as it will be covered with a hat. Let dry.
Spread school glue along the edge of half the plate.
Tear pieces of orange tissue paper. Crumple into a loose ball.
And proceed to fill the bottom of the plate with pieces of the orange tissue paper.
From the green cardstock, cut a hat shape to fit the width of the plate. We did ours in one piece, but you can also cut a square shape and longer rectangle shape for the brim, then glue those pieces together to make a hat, as well, which might be easier for smaller kids. Also cut a rectangle strip from the black cardstock and a simple square for the buckle from the colors.
Staple the hat in place on the paper plate. We used the black strip to cover the staples.
Now, adhere googly eyes.
And draw a simple mouth with the black sharpie.
We absolutely adore this Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft and hope you will, too!
Be sure to check out more of our St. Patrick’s Day crafts at Our Kid Things!