Shape Leprechauns

My three year old son asked to do a project which almost never happens.  I didn't have anything prepared but I wasn't about to say no, so I had to pull something out of my, er, craft drawer (what'd you think I was going to say?)

I cut out different shapes to make a leprechaun.  I think they're pretty self explanatory so I won't bore you with the details.  Drew loved curling the paper around a pencil to make a beard.

He had the cutest little face on his leprechaun, but then he insisted on covering it with the beard.  I suggested he move the paper strips down one time and then I let him be.  It's his project, no matter how much I want to "fix" it.  And oh boy, did I want to.

My 2 year old made it about halfway through before deciding she'd rather draw a rainbow.

Here's how hers turned out.  Needless to say, I think it's adorable.

Drew decided that these were really pictures of Grandpa (because of the beard).  What his Grandpa actually has is a mustache, which might or might not explain why he insisted on putting the orange rectangles so high.

This was last minute so we didn't have a book to go with it but here's a cute St Patrick's Day book we've read that would go really well with this craft:

The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever is a rhyming story about how the leprechauns celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  There's a parade, dancing, and music, followed by a feast with family and friends.

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  1. What a cute St. Patrick's Day craft! I love that you left your son's as is - definitely see the temptation to "fix" it!

    Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  2. This awesome! My Kids will have so much fun with it. I'm a new follower and if it is not to much come by my blog and follow me to.
    Thanks, Rose
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  3. These guys turned out adorable! I'm guilty of "fixing." Way too much. Need to learn to let go.

  4. Those think on the moment jobs alway surprise you with the outcome! Really good and I forgot all about curling paper - my little ones will love that!

    Thanks for linking to Science Sparks.

  5. Aww..cute!! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday.

  6. I love this and I know that J would as well he's fascinated by shapes but may just have to add a face of his own to the bottom as well.

    Thank you for sharing with kid's co-op this week

  7. JDaniel's teacher read this book at school yesterday. I love your craft! How cute!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  8. What an adorable leprechaun craft. So much fun.

  9. Such a cute idea! We might do these today as the rain is tumbling down!

    Love the curling ribbon.

    Thanks for sharing on Family Frolics.

  10. I just came over to your blog through your for the kids friday link- Your blog is really great! Just the kind of thing I enjoy, I'm going to go explore a while :) you can find me over at

  11. I found this on pinterest and I did it with my daughter and mentioned it with the link here on my blog.
    have a lovely day, Maria

  12. Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you back! -The Sisters

  13. This is SO cute! I love that you used it to reinforce shapes & the curled beard looks awesome! I shared it with my Facebook fans here: - Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week & I'll see you Friday =-)

  14. This looks like fun Lori! I'll be featuring your fab post as part of my St Patricks Day Activities for Kids roundup from the Weekly Kids' Co-op. Thanks for sharing. xoxo P


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