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Fun Leprechaun Crafts : Paper Bag Puppets

We're having a great time coming up with leprechaun crafts this year! And as usual, we're starting off with materials we always have on hand at home. Brown paper bags are a favorite, so Maya decided to add to her collecton of paper bag puppets! Check out our leprechaun and get ready for some puppet fun!

Paper Bap Leprechaun Puppet

Let's take a look at what you'll need:

Supplies

  • One paper lunch bag
  • Card stock (orange, green, black, pink and flesh toned)
  • One beige pompom
  • Two medium sized googly eyes
  • Bits of toilet paper
  • Gold glitter
  • Glue (white and UHU)
  • Scissors
  • Our template 1 and template 2.

    Materials for Leprechaun Crafts

    Instructions

    1. Let's start out by cutting out two rectangles that will cover the paper bag. The first rectangle will be cut out of green card stock and will be the size of the front of the paper bag. The second rectangle will be flesh colored and cover the flap part of the paper bag. Check out our pictures for more information.

    Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.


    2. From the orange card stock, cut out another rectangle, slightly bigger than the flesh colored one. Cut a fringe along three edges of the orange square. This will be the leprechaun's beard.

    Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.Step two in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.


    3. Using our template, cut the leprechaun's hat out of green card stock. Cut out the hat band and buckle, too. Glue them to the hat, as shown in picture.

    Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.Step three in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.


    4. Now it's time to start putting our leprechaun together. Start by glueing the green rectangle to the front of the paper bag. Then take the orange rectangle and glue it to the "flap" of the bag.

    Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.Step four in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.


    5. Glue the flesh colored rectangle (the face) onto the orange beard. Next, glue the hat to the top of the face. This should now start looking like a leprechaun!

    Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.Step five in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.


    6. We all know that leprechauns all love that pot of gold. Well it's time we made ours. Cut the pot from our template out of black card stock. Make the gold from bits of crumpled toilet paper. Glue them to the top of the pot. Brush them with a bit of glue and sprinkle glitter on them. Let this all dry.

    Print out our rainbow template.Learn how to make a pot of glittery gold.


    Print out our rainbow template.


    7. Glue the pot to the front of the leprechaun's body. Cut out two small green rectangles (from our template) and glue them over the pot. These are the leprechaun's arms. Glue two small flesh colored circles (hands) to the end of the arms. Add two black half circles from our template and glue to the bottom of the body for shoes. Again, refer to our picture. We're almost done!

    Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.Step seven in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.


    8. Complete the leprechaun's face by gluing the googly eyes on, the beige pompom for the nose, and, using the black marker, draw a smile (use our picture for reference). Don't forget to cut out two small circle's out of pink card stock. These are the leprechaun's cheeks, which complete the look. Take a pencil and roll the beard for the final effect.

    Step one in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.Step eight in making a leprechaun paper bag puppet.


    Congratulations! You now have an adorable leprechaun paper bag puppet just in time for St. Paddy's Day!

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