Saturday, March 14, 2009

Little Leprechauns...Big Beards

Are your kids dying to take St. Patrick's Day to the Next Level? Are you kids tired of just wearing green? Is dress-up a sacred art form in your house? We'll my boys are guilty on all three counts! So, I came up with this fun Leprechaun Craft that we did this morning to get a little more "pat" in our St. Patty's Day.

All you need is orange string, green pipe cleaners, and a fun St. Patrick's Day Hat. I got all three at the Dollar Store.
To make the Beard Form: with your pipe cleaners measure your child's face. Take one end and loop it around your child's ear - follow around their chin - secure around the other ear. My seven year old needed two pipe cleaners. My three year old 1 1/2. Trim pipe cleaner to fit child's face.
To make the Beard Fringe: take your string and cut between 30 -40 pieces 10 inches long. You can do more or less depending on how full you want your beard. Take your piece of string and bring the ends together and place under your pipe cleaner.
The string ends must now go through the hole in the loop of your string.
After pulling your strings end through, pull tight to finish the knot.
I wish I knew the name of this knot, but it was easy enough for my boys to do with a little repetition and assistance. If you know the name of this knot please let me know.

Once your beard is complete add a hat and you'll have a Leprechaun ready to tell you where their pot of gold is!!

{Since I first posted the Leprechaun Beards, I have gotten so much amazing
feedback I am linking up all over the web!}
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26 comments:

Ella said...

That is such a cute Idea!That had looks to be a mug-o-beer.

Pamela said...

Frothy Root Beer comes to mind!

I'm Kitty! said...

That is a genius idea! If only I had someone to play with! Adorable!

A & E said...

love those beards. maya needs to make one.

Unknown said...

Oh, those are the custest little leprechauns ever! Fabulously done!

Unknown said...

So cute and festive!!! I love it!

Jodi Nelson said...

Your little leprechauns ROCK! ;o)

Molly Betsy @ Star Cottage said...

Fabulous Idea. So cute!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

I love this! What a great idea! Just wanted to let you know I linked to your blog post!
http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/saint-patricks-day-activities-for.html
I hope you’ll come stop by sometime!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a new FEATURED BUTTON & will be starting my new MckLinky party TOT TUESDAYS next week. I’d love it if you’d stop by: http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-buttons-party.html

Michelle said...

Wanted to let you know that I linked to this post. THanks...cant wait to try it.

Unknown said...

What a fun idea for kids! Please come on over and link up to MMM :)

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

Oh this is way too cute! I love it! Totally brilliant.

Valerie said...

This is such a great idea, and so cute! Thanks!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

LOL...this is hilarious! What fun!

Come see me over at: http://beinglds.blogspot.com/2011/03/leprechaun-service-adventure.html

I linked up at Tip Junkie Today too! :) - Jocelyn

BabsMadeIt said...

In knitting we call that a slipknot. I love this idea. I have to get orange yarn NOW.

Keke said...

Oh my you are so clever!!! Awsome idea for those lucky lucky kids! Thanks for sharing and sadly I must admit I'm so jealous...it seems my babies grew up in a blink and now I'm left with no little leprechauns to play with!

That Crazy Ajumma said...

Absolutely hilarious!
What a cute idea.
I bet your boys loved it!

Jen P said...

I LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing. You can see our rendition here if you like:
http://160.7.247.45/whichcraft/?p=346

Rachel@AllFreeHolidayCrafts said...

Hi Pamela,

I wanted to let you know that I just linked to this project. You can see the link here:

http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Kids-Crafts-for-St-Patricks-Day/Leprechaun-Yarn-Beards

Would you let me know if it's okay with you if I link to your projects like this in the future?

Thanks!
Rachel@AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Kathryn said...

Adorable! I am going to blog this next month close to St. Patrick's Day.

Thanks for sharing this with us:)

Kristen Dastrup said...

I love this idea. In fact I love it so much I posted a link to this post on my blog. You can see it here: http://pinningwithpurpose.blogspot.com/2014/03/leprechaun-beard-pictures.html Thanks for the fun activity!

Dwyer’s Farmhouse said...

These beards are super cute! We made a whole bunch and went in our parade with them. Thanks!
http://dwyersfarmhouse.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-ruby-leprechauns.html

Unknown said...

Such a cute idea. I really love this blog and the images to go with it! Make sure to check out Beyond Beards if you're planning on growing a real beard, haha! :)

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