Adorable Leprechaun Hand Puppet Craft for Kids

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INSIDE: Leprechaun Hand Puppet Craft is a cute craft for kids to make for St. Patrick’s Day. Craft a laughing leprechaun with your toddler or preschooler at home or school. This is definitely one they will love!

Supplies for Leprechaun Hand Puppet

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  • Green, black, red, beige, and orange construction paper
  • Glue
  • Googley Eyes
  • Gold foam paper
  • Tape

How to Make A Leprechaun Hand Puppet

  1. Grab a piece beige construction paper. Fold it lengthwise 1/3 of the way. Repeat on the other side. Glue the larger side on top of the smaller side.
  2. Next, fold the paper in half and then fold the top flap back. Repeat with the bottom.
  3. Next, place a piece of tape on the back to help secure the hand puppet pocket. See photo below for how.
  4. Now its time to create your leprechaun! Cut out a red tongue and glue it inside your hand puppet.
  5. Out of the green construction paper, cut out a leprechaun hat. Cut out a black band and gold buckle from the black construction paper and gold foam sheet. Glue it to the top of the leprechaun head.
  6. Cut out a beard from the orange construction paper. Glue it to the bottom of the puppet.
  7. Finally attach googley eyes and draw a nose and freckles.
  8. Time to play with your puppet. Place your hand in the back and make your little puppet leprechaun talk!

Age Suitability

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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