Leprechaun & Rainbow Crafts
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.
Get both of these printables here at The Art Dream and if you dig these papercrafts then check out my shop to find more fun things to make!
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.
10/1/2017 03:26:21 pm
This is such a great project! St. Patrick's Day is coming up and every year, my son gets excited to celebrate it! I do not really know why, but he loves to celebrate occasions like this one so I just support him as long as he is happy. Last year, the theme for his birthday was St. Patrick's Day! Everything was in the different shades of green and our giveaways and loot bags looked so cute because it was printed with rainbows and pot of golds. He had the best time of his life!
The Art Dream
10/4/2017 09:54:55 am
Hey there, thanks so much for your kind words, I’m so happy your son likes the St. Patrick’s Day projects! It sounds like you have a lot of fun at your house! Thanks for visiting The Art Dream!
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