This fun fork-painted Leprechaun craft is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day craft for preschool, kindergarten, and more. It uses simple materials found around the house and is fun for all ages.
For this craft, you will need a plastic fork, construction paper, orange paint, scissors, a glue stick, and a marker. You can prep the construction paper pieces ahead of time or have little ones cut them out independently if they are capable.
This is a craft with multiple steps and works great if made over a two-day span. However, you can also make it in a day if desired.
For more St. Patrick’s Day crafts be sure to try this pot of gold craft for kids or this fun green play dough tray.
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For this easy leprechaun craft, you can start by doing the painting one day. Using a fork have children push down and pick up their fork over and over. Be sure to direct them not to drag the fork over the paper or the image won’t look the same. Remind them to use the top of the fork when doing this.
*You can prep the construction paper pieces ahead of time if desired. You will need a peach oval, two peach semi-circles, a green hat, a black small rectangle, a hollow yellow square, and small white and black circles.
*You can attach the construction paper pieces to the wet paint and it will work like glue if you choose to make your project all in one day. Another way to attach the pieces is with a glue stick if desired.
Leprechaun Craft for Kids
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Orange paint
- Plastic fork
- Marker or pen
- Dip a plastic fork into a plate of orange paint. Press the prongs of the fork down and pick it back up to create paint lines. Do this over and over redipping the fork when needed to create a fork-painted orange circle the size of the paper.
- Cut out a large green hat shape from construction paper and press it down on top of the wet paint circle.
- Glue a black rectangle to create the ribbon on the hat.
- Glue a hollow yellow square in the middle of the black ribbon.
- Cut out and glue a peach oval shape on top of the orange-painted circle for the head.
- Cut out and stick two small peach semi-circles to the sides of the oval head to make the ears.
- Cut out a small white circle and glue it to the oval to make one eye.
- Cut out the black of the eye and glue it inside the white.
- Draw on a winking eye, sideways nose, and smile.