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.