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This easy leprechaun beard is such a fun craft for St. Patrick’s Day. Kids will love transforming themselves into little leprechauns. Be sure to have the camera ready too because you’ve never seen leprechauns this cute before!
Back when I taught Kindergarten, one of my favorite things to do was crafting with the kids. Towards the end we got to do it less and less because we were told it cut into “educational time” but there was one craft we still did every single year…the leprechaun beard.
Leprechaun Beard Craft
The kids always loved this one and I did too! Not only was it easy and made with inexpensive materials, but the kids just looked so adorable when we were done. We would always take class pictures as leprechaun, go to art or music, then come back to our room having been torn apart by a REAL leprechaun.
Between that and our St. Patrick’s Day party, I usually needed a nap by the time I sent all my little leprechauns home to their parents. It was totally worth it though.
Ready to put together a leprechaun beard with your own little Irish lad or lassie? You guys are going to have so much fun!
- Print the tracers and cut them out. Use them to trace your shapes on the craft foam.
*NOTE: When you trace the green shapes, trace them on one side of the craft foam. Then you'll have a long , thin piece left over, which is what you'll use to wrap the hat around your head.
- Once you've traced all the shapes, cut them out.
- Glue the green rectangle to the front of the hat, then add the black rectangle right above it..
- You may need to trim the edges of the black strip to even it up with the hat.
- Now glue the gold square to the front of the black strip, and add the small black square in the center.
- Finally, attach the beard. Glue it low to the back of the hat so that there's enough room for little "leprechaun" faces to peek through.
- You can even decorate the hat a little more. I added some gold shamrocks that I cut from this St. Patrick's Day trim.
My little Keira loved this craft and I think she makes a pretty adorable leprechaun, don’t you? Told you that you’d want your camera ready!
It really is one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts and perfect for kids of all ages!
Looking for even more kid’s activities? There are plenty more fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas where this came from! You may want to check these out too!