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St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Mask


Here's a cute little craft for some Instagram worthy St. Paddy's Day pictures of your little leprechauns. Easy to make and only requiring supplies you probably have makes this project an easy way to craft with your kids and practice cutting, gluing, and being silly. For your really imaginative littles, these make excellent props/costumes for a show!

What you'll need:

First things first, grab your green paper and cut one strip, about 2.5-3 inches off the bottom. Thats the brim of your hat. Then cut a square a little smaller than the strip is long. Finish up with a black rectangle with a rectangle cut out of the center for the buckle. Assemble them into a hat and glue together.

Next cut a hole in your plate, leaving the edge of the plate.

Fold and orange piece of construction paper in half lengthwise and cut 1/2 inch strips along the length of it, but stopping before reaching the folded edge. You want your cuts to go close to (about 1/8th of an inch) the fold, without cutting through the fold. This will allow your paper to curve along the plate in one strip.

Keeping it folded, glue the folded edge of the orange paper to plate, then glue on your hat.

Once the glue has dried a bit, use a pencil or similar roll each pair of strips over the pencil to make them curl.

You're done! Try on your masks and have a photo shoot! Share your pictures below, or if you post them on Instagram, be sure to tag @thismommakes ! I will feature your photo on my feed (with your permission) for all the world to see your adorable leprechaun(s)!

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