Cut The Leprechaun‘s beard activity is an easy fine motor cutting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create these adorable DIY Leprechauns to help your little one practice their cutting!
How to Set Up Cut The Leprechaun’s Beard Activity
Setting up this fun St Patrick’s Day cutting activity is super easy to do. To make the Leprechaun’s faces I used peach skin tone construction paper. Cut out dinner plate size circles for the Leprechaun’s faces. Use your sharpie to draw a face. I created four Leprechauns.
Then cut out large top hats from green construction paper. Glue the green top hat to the head. Cut a black band from construction paper or a foam sheet and glue this to the green top hat. Cut out a gold buckle from yellow construction paper. Glue this to the middle of the black buckle.
Take another sheet of orange construction paper and glue it to the bottom of the Leprechaun’s face. This will become his beard. Take your black sharpie and draw the lines you want your little one to follow as they are cutting. I made some with straight lines, some zig zag, some with curved lines and some with box lines. These more complex cutting lines would be for my older daughter while my toddlers would stick with the straight lines.
Next, tape your Leprechauns to the wall for a great vertical activity or let them cut the cut on the table to create a fun and inviting activity for your little one.
How They Played
Taping them to the wall was the best idea. This allowed them to focus on cutting and holding the paper in the correct place for cutting.
If your toddler or preschooler is still learning how to cut, check out this post for more information on teaching them how to use scissors.
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- Face Multicultural Creative Cut-Outs
- Sheets of orange, black, yellow and green construction paper
- Painter’s Tape
- Black Sharpie
- Kids scissors