INSIDE: Puffy Paint Leprechaun Craft is a fun and adorable craft to create for St. Patrick’s Day. This easy and fun craft is great for your toddlers and preschoolers. Create a beard for a leprechaun using puffy paint!
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Puffy Paint Leprechaun Craft
Grab your supplies.
Cut out a green hat from the green construction paper. Glue on a black band. Cut out a buckle from gold foam sheets or yellow paper. Put your leprechaun’s hat together.
Glue the hat down on the top of a sheet of white card stock. Use an orange marker to draw a face.
Add googley eyes.
How to Make Puffy Paint
In a bowl, combine the white school glue, shaving cream and a few drops of orange food colouring. I used a craft stick to mix it. Puffy paint resembles cloud but it doesn’t last for ever. Use the paint within 30 minutes. Once dry the paint will remain full for a few hours and then loose it thickness over time. Once dry it should feel dry to the touch.
Time to Decorate your Leprechaun
Use your puffy paint to paint a beard and hair for your leprechaun using a paint brush.
This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.
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- 1/2 cup white school glue
- 1/2 cup shaving cream (add a little more shaving creaming to increase the puffiness of the paint)
- Paint brush
- Orange Food colouring
- White cardstock
- Black, green and yellow construction paper
- Google eyes
- Orange marker
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