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Do you have a paper plate? Let’s add some yarn and make a leprechaun out of it. This paper plate leprechaun beard craft is great for kids to practice their scissors cutting skills. They will trim the leprechaun’s beard.

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Our series of beard and hair trimming crafts started with a Santa beard  craft. The best part of these crafts is that once your child is done with the trimming, you can replace the beard and do it all over. As long as your kid enjoys it, the beard or hair can magically grow back fast over and over.

After our St Patrick wreath, we run out of paper plates. So I went and grabbed another package. And now I have so many new ideas floating around in my head on how to use those paper plates. But as much as I love making leprechauns, I think we’ll move on to some spring crafts.

Paper plate leprechaun beard craft for kids

If you’re looking for more rainbow, leprechaun and shamrock ideas, check out our collection of St Patrick crafts.

St Patrick leprechaun craft for kids

Questions about the paper plate leprechaun beard craft

Can I use cardstock paper instead of a paper plate?

Paper plates are sturdy craft materials and will stand your kid’s trimming over and over again. If while trimming, the child pulls the leprechaun’s beard too much, the cardstock paper may rip and give way to frustration.

How long should the beard be?

Make it as long or as short as you like. The longer the beard the more fun the kids will have. They can do the trimming in stages till they trim the beard all off.

Paper plate leprechaun beard craft

Paper plate St Patrick leprechaun craft for kids

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How to make a paper plate leprechaun beard craft

Start by painting the paper plate beige and set it aside to dry completely.

Leprechaun hat

Draw a hat shape on green construction paper and cut it out. Cut out a hat band from black paper and a hat buckle from yellow paper. Put the hat together by gluing the hat band at the bottom of the hat and the buckle in the middle of the band.

Paper plate with leprechaun hat

Glue the hat at the top of the paper plate.

leprechaun eyes

Add the googly eyes.

Cut out eyebrows from orange paper and glue them above the eyes, one on each side.

leprechaun eyebrows

Cut out the nose from red paper and glue it in the middle of the paper plate.

Draw the leprechaun’s mouth with a black marker.

leprechaun holes

Use a hole punch to make holes along the paper plate’s rim.

Cut a strand of orange yarn, fold it in half and thread the fold through a hole in the paper plate to make a loop. Thread the other end of the yarn through the loop and pull it tight to secure it to the paper plate.

Repeat until you have yarn through all the holes in the paper plate.

Paper plate leprechaun beard craft

Paper plate leprechaun beard craft

Trim the leprechaun's beard - a fun motor skill activity for kids

Materials

  • paper plate
  • beige craft paint
  • construction paper: green, black, yellow, red and orange
  • googly eyes
  • black marker
  • orange yarn
  • glue

Tools

  • hole punch
  • scissors

Instructions

Start by painting the paper plate beige and set it aside to dry completely.

Draw a hat shape on green construction paper and cut it out. Cut out a hat band from black paper and a hat buckle from yellow paper. Put the hat together by gluing the hat band at the bottom of the hat and the buckle in the middle of the band.

Glue the hat at the top of the paper plate.

Add the googly eyes.

Cut out eyebrows from orange paper and glue them above the eyes, one on each side.

Cut out the nose from red paper and glue it in the middle of the paper plate.Draw the leprechaun's mouth with a black marker.

Use a hole punch to make holes along the paper plate's rim.

Cut a strand of orange yarn, fold it in half and thread the fold through a hole in the paper plate to make a loop. Thread the other end of the yarn through the loop and pull it tight to secure it to the paper plate.

Repeat until you have yarn through all the holes in the paper plate.

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