St. Patrickâ€™s day is this Sunday!Â We still wanted to give out some Irish cheer to all of our friends and family- so we needed to do one more St. Patrickâ€™s day activity!Â Since I love doing crafts with Roryâ€™s hands and feet (since I love to see how they grow over time) I thought it would be fun to make little Leprechauns with Roryâ€™s hands as beards. Â This activity was also a good way for us to learn colors. Â I made sure to stress using the WHITE paint for the hand prints and drawing the ORANGE beards and putting on the ORANGE hats. Â (Always looking for good ways to teach Rory!)
- Paper- for leprechaun
- Paint- for the hand prints
- Markers- to draw the face
- Colored paper- for leprechaun hats- I used orange and black
- Optional: shamrock stickers
We first got some paper to make hand prints– I chose to do it on green paper.Â I wanted to use orange paint for the handprints, but it turns out I only had white, so we made it work and our leprechauns are going to be a bit gray!Â I painted Roryâ€™s hands and we painted the hand prints on the green paper.
While they were drying we got out some orange paper and cut out hats.Â I had scraps of black paper around and decided to cut and use them for the hats.Â Lastly, we added a shamrock sticker (that I got at AC Moore for $1) to add for the hats.
We went back to the hand prints after they were dry, and we drew little faces on them.Â We added a smile, a nose and some eyes.Â Then I let Rory color orange hair on them (so they donâ€™t look like little old men!)Â And we added the hats.
We finished by adding little phrases on them for our friends!