What could be luckier than a leprechaun’s hat?   A cute little leprechaun made from your child’s sweet hand print!

I feel like the girls are getting bigger everyday and I am always desperately looking for ways to capture these moments as they pass so fast.  I LOVE, LOVE crafts involving their sweet little hand prints.  We do something every year and I am always amazed at how much bigger their hands get every time.

This year, we decided to do a leprechaun hand print craft.  It’s SO easy and the girls had such a great time with it.

Handprint Leprechaun Craft - (cool) progeny
There are just a few supplies.  You probably have most of them at home already.  You need a sheet of white paper or card stock and black, green and yellow construction paper.   You will also need googly eyes, glue stick and red and orange paint.

Handprint Leprechaun Craft - (cool) progeny
I cut out the leprechaun hat shapes first to make it easier for the girls.  Using the black construction paper, cut a hat shape with a brim.  I did mine freehand, but there are 100’s of templates online that you can use as well.  I let the girls cut out the green strip for the brim and the yellow square for the buckle.  Great time to talk about shapes!

Handprint Leprechaun Craft - (cool) progeny
They glued everything onto the white card stock and then were ready to paint!

Handprint Leprechaun Craft - (cool) progeny

We painted the palms of their hand and fingers with the orange paint.  Make an hand print on the paper.  Be sure the fingers are pointing down.

Handprint Leprechaun Craft - (cool) progeny

They glued on the eyes and used a wine cork (yes, we are painting with the wine corks again….) to make a nose.  They all thought the little guy needed a smile, so we just used a crayon to draw on a happy smile!

Handprint Leprechaun Craft - (cool) progeny
It’s that easy!  Just a few steps and you have the most adorable St. Patrick’s Day decoration!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!