Who doesn’t love a good ole paper plate craft? I love this one from Simple Today Life. We had all the supplies on hand and we did it before we headed to school this morning!
- Paper Plate (the thin old fashion cheap ones work the best, I found mine at the Dollar Tree)
- Green, Black, Yellow Construction Paper
- Orange Paint & paint brush
First, cut the center of the paper plate out, leaving a wreath like ring for the Leprechaun’s head. Next, cut out a simple top hat shape out of the green paper. Finally, cut a square from the yellow paper and a thin rectangle and small square from the black paper. Depending on your kiddos ability, they can help with these steps. Remi is just starting to master cutting, so I had these shapes pre cut for him.
Once all of your cutting is done, have your little paint the paper plate ring. It was interesting to me that Remi didn’t think to paint downward brush strokes, he kept trying to paint in long strokes around the ring (which is not very successful with the texture of the paper plate). It was fun to show how a better technique and see him catch on.
When the ring is fully painted, you’ll want to let it dry. In the mean time, the hat can be assembled. Simply add the long rectangle for the band of the hat, and layer the yellow square on top, followed by the small black square.
Once the ring is dry, attach the hat to the top! You can use your glue, or even tape or a stapler, based on your preference. It would be fun to add a string to be able to wear the mask, or a pop stick to hold it up as well!
Remi loved to play with the mask on his face, but we definitely need to work on what a Leprechaun says because he immediately just made monster sounds. Little brother definitely got a kick out of it though!
Let me know how this project went for you and your little, or anything you changed below!
XO, Amanda, The Celebrating Mama