St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, Friday March 17th to be exact! Y’all know I love using recycled craft materials so this cute Leprechaun kid craft is made out of a toilet paper roll! Oh and if you’re looking for cute snack ideas to munch on while making leprechaun crafts, here are 14 St. Patrick’s Day snack ideas.
Here’s what you need to make toilet paper tube leprechauns
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- Single hole punch
- Sharpie marker
- Elmer’s Glue
- White scrap paper
- Green and yellow construction paper
- Orange paint
- Paint brush
How to make a toilet paper tube Leprechaun craft
Maxwell was really into cutting the Leprechaun’s beard! Working with scissors is great for little ones fine motor and pre writing skills.
Step 1- Draw the leprechaun outline
First, use a sharpie marker to draw a line around the top third of the toilet paper tube, this is where the hat will go. Then, draw two vertical lines under the hat line to define the leprechauns face.
Step 2- Paint
Now, it’s time to paint! Use any paint brush to paint orange all over the toilet paper tube except for the square area you created in the center.
Step 3- Create the face
After the paint is dry, it’s time to bring the leprechaun’s face to life! Use the hole punch to make 2 white dots and glue them on to the tp tube. Then, grab a thin black marker and draw on the pupils, eyebrows, and smile.
Step 4- Make the leprechauns beard
To make the beard, I drew straight black lines with the Sharpie marker over the orange paint and then let Maxwell cut the beard with scissors. This was his favorite part!
Step 5- Make the Leprechauns hat
Now, it’s time for the hat! Cut out a green rectangle and glue it around the top of the toilet paper tube. Then use the tp tube as a stencil to cut out a large green circle. This will be the rim of the hat. I drew a rough circle about 1.5 inches bigger than the toilet paper tube and let Max cut it out. Then, I used the toilet paper tube as a stencil to cut out the inside of the rim and slid the green hat rim over the toilet paper tube right under the green hat. To make the hat buckle, I added a black marker stripe and yellow square buckle to the hat.
Max is pretty proud of his leprechaun craft and I’m just happy I got him to craft with me for more than 10 minutes! Now, we need to craft up a leprechaun trap! Any ideas?
Psst… If you’re looking for more toilet paper tube crafts, I’ve got 26! One tp tube animal for each letter of the alphabet!