Create a simple and lively leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day from your hand prints. This a wonderful holiday keepsake or a sweet holiday gift for someone special.
Craft Project Directions:
To make this craft project you will need scissors, colored construction paper, a pen or pencil to trace your hands, tape or glue, and crayons or markers.
To begin, first take a piece of white paper and fold it in half. Next trace your hand print onto the piece of paper with your fingers together and your thumb out at a slight angle from your palm. Cut out the hand prints - you should have two since you folded the paper in half - and set aside.
Be sure to round out the bottom of the palms. The bottom will be the chin of your leprechaun's face. Next take a piece of green construction paper and fold it in half. Trace your hand print with your fingers together and your thumb straight out to the side.
Cut out the hand prints - you should have two since you folded the paper in half - and set aside. Trim these prints straight across from the thumbs to create a brim for your leprechaun's hat. Now select a colorful piece of construction paper for a background.
Take the two white hand prints and overlay them so the thumbs become ears and the palms overlap to form a chin and a leprechaun face. glue or tape them in place. Next take the green hand prints and overlay them on top of the white leprechaun face you just created.
Overlap the green prints so the fingers overlap to form a hat and the thumbs line up to form the brim of the leprechaun's hat. If you want, slide the brim of the hat under one of the leprechaun's ears and tilt it slightly. Glue or tape it in place. Now you are ready to decorate your Leprechaun! Add a delightful Leprechaun face, a shamrock or two, a buckle for the hat, and maybe even a lucky piece of Leprechaun gold or two.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!