Leprechaun & Rainbow Tube Craft and Papercraft
St. Patrick's Day brought out this little leprechaun and his pal rainbow, make these fun printables and help them find the pot of gold. The always fun to celebrate St. Patrick's Day is a sign of nicer weather to come, so let's celebrate with these two friends, little leprechaun and little rainbow!
I thought it would be fun to add an accordion fold to the leprechaun, and I love his squiggly, charming arms, he'll be able to snatch up that gold the second he finds it. He also sports a larger than life hat with brim, this tube craft is really brought to life with these simple 3D details. Oh and how 'bout them matching rainbow socks he's rockin'? Bet Mr. Rainbow is feeling flattered!
My rainbow craft is full of color and it's easy to make, I tweaked it a bit from the rainbow papercraft I presented in honor of the new children's book My Color is Rainbow by Agnes Hsu. Lay this little guy on a tuft of fluffy cotton balls and he's all ready to soar through the sky to spread happiness and cheer.
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Here's the leprechaun printable tube craft...
And here's the rainbow papercraft...
Step 1. Cut out all of the shapes. For the leprechaun wrap the body around a toilet tube and secure with a stapler, glue or tape. Next wrap the hat around the head and secure, do not glue it to the tube. Keep the hat and body separate so you can add the brim.
Step 2. Fold the flaps of the brim up and glue them to the inside of the hat, then place the hat on the leprechauns head.
Step 3. Accordion fold the arms, cut off any extra if they are too long. Glue them to the shoulders.
For the rainbow...
Step 1. Cut out all of the shapes. Score all of the tabs on the long red piece. Then bend the tabs down.
Step 2. Glue the back of the rainbow to the tabs following closely along the top edge.
Step 3. Glue the front onto the tabs pressing the tabs on well from the inside. Decorate your rainbow with pom-poms, cotton balls or tissue paper.
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