Trim the Leprechaun’s Beard

Ever look at a leprechaun’s beard and thought it could use a trim? Use your scissor skills for this super fun Trim the Leprechaun’s Beard Scissor Craft for St. Patrick’s Day!

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This St. Patrick’s Day cardboard roll leprechaun craft is so great for practicing scissor skills. After painting and adding his trusty hat, make the beard then come back along with scissors for a trim. It’s a really cute take on our Give Dad a Haircut Scissor Craft, too!

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How to Trim the Leprechaun’s Beard

To make our Trim the Leprechaun’s Beard Scissor Craft you will need a cardboard roll, orange acrylic paint, cardstock in green, black, and yellow, a black sharpie, small googly eyes, and a glue stick.

Trim the Leprechaun’s Beard Scissor Craft supplies needed.

The most important supply of all, though, are scissors.

Trim the Leprechaun’s Beard Craft Supplies Needed

  • Cardboard rolls
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Cardstock – green, black, yellow
  • Black sharpie
  • Googly eyes, small
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Leprechaun’s Beard Scissor Activity Step by Step Instructions

Begin with a toilet paper size cardboard roll.

Paint 2/3 of the cardboard roll orange.

Paint the bottom ⅔ of the roll orange. Let dry completely.

Adhere googly eyes.

Adhere googly eyes. Self-adhesive googly eyes work best on cardboard rolls. We always seem to have a hard time getting glued eyes to stick just right on the roll.

Draw nose and mouth with black sharpie.

Use the black sharpie to make simple nose and mouth shapes.

Cut hat pieces from cardstock.

Now, cut the green cardstock into a simple hat shape to fit across the roll with a brim and smaller rectangle for the top. Also cut a smaller strip from the black cardstock and a smaller square of yellow.

Glue hat pieces together.

Glue all the pieces together.

Make small snips in top of cardboard roll.

Then, cut two snips on the top of the roll on either side.

Insert hat into snips.

Slide the hat into the slits.

Make cuts up the orange beard of the cardboard roll.

Finally, make cuts up the orange beard of the roll, all the way around.

Trim the leprechaun's beard.

And it’s time to give the leprechaun a beard trim!

Trim the Leprechaun’s Beard Scissor activity.

Such a cute craft and so fun for practicing scissor skills, too!

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Pin this Craft!

Those beards grow fast, so make sure you save the below image to Pinterest just in case you need to trim again!

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More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

For more St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun crafts, be sure to also see our Paper Plate Lacing Leprechaun, Simple Paper Leprechaun Craft, Paper Bag Leprechaun Craft, Paper Plate Tissue Paper Beard Leprechaun Craft, and this darling Craft Stick Leprechaun Craft. We have lots more fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids, too!

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