A giant thank you to Elmer’s for sponsoring this cute St. Patrick’s Day post!
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, Friday March 17th to be exact! Y’all know I heart using things I have on hand like spent toilet paper rolls, so when Elmer’s asked me to come up with a St. Patrick’s inspired kid craft, I scoured the recycling bin. Max and I made a few things, but decided we liked these leprechauns best. Maxwell was really into cutting the beards and rims of the hat, he’s a big fan of scissors these days. Oh and if you’re looking for cute snack ideas to munch on while making leprechauns, here are 14 St. Patrick’s Day snack ideas.
Here’s what you need to make the toilet paper roll leprechaun:
- 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 TP Tube Leprechaun:
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 mark of the leprechauns face.
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. After the paint is dry, it’s time to bring his face to life! Use the hole punch to make 2 white dots and glue them on. Then, grab a thin black marker and draw on the face. To make the beard, I drew straight black lines with the Sharpie marker over the orange paint and let Maxwell cut the beard.
Now, it’s time for the hat! Just 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. Lastly, I added the 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!