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TRIM THE LEPRECHAUN BEARD CRAFT

Are you looking for a super simple St. Patrick’s Day activity that all ages are going to love? If so, check out this simple Leprechaun Beard Craft! It’s a fun activity that also works on fine motor skills, too! 

Trim the Leprechaun Beard Craft 

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This cutting activity is really a lot of fun. Not only does it allow your child to be creative and use their imagination but it also helps them to work on their cutting skills and hand-eye coordination as well. 

The great part about doing fun crafts and activities at home is that there is always something educational that can be done along with them. 

As you can see, the beard hairs are plentiful on this craft so you can even work on your child’s counting skills while they’re cutting, too! See? There is always room for learning and fun! 

What color is a leprechaun’s beard?

Typically, it’s going to be a reddish-orange color which is why we choose this color yarn for this craft. 

But if your child really wants a different color, let them use their imagination and have a blue or green beard if they want! The color of the beard really doesn’t matter as much as the completion and interaction of the activity. 

What age is this simple leprechaun craft good for? 

This is the great part of this easy craft. As long as there is adult supervision, this simple St. Patrick’s Day craft can be for a wide variety of ages. From preschoolers to school-aged children, it’s a fun craft for kids and families to do together. 

The closer you get to St. Patrick’s Day, the more this craft needs to be on your radar. Using this as a family craft or activity is a great way to get everyone creating together. Since leprechauns are considered to be “lucky”, the more that you and your family can make, the luckier you’ll be, right?

Crafting together is always fun because even though everyone is working on the same project and craft, it’s always fun to see how different the end results are. It’s a great way to show how imagination and perception can vary. 

Although St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday and tradition, kids all over love celebrating as well! Perhaps it’s the promise of gold at the end of the rainbow or catching that crafty leprechaun with a trap.

St. Patrick’s day is not only a fun holiday for kids (and adults) but also a reason to talk to kids about the cultural meaning behind it and do some crafting as well!

This Trim the Beard Leprechaun craft is a fun coloring project and fine motor scissor cutting activity!

It’s super easy to set up with your FREE printable leprechaun template.

How do you make a leprechaun beard?

Grab some coloring pencils, yarn, and scissors and get ready to style your leprechaun beard! As you can see from the pictures below, it’s such a fun St. Patrick’s day activity. 

The yarn, in the beginning, will be long for the beard but this is where your child will be able to cut and style as they want. 

As they continue to cut, have them hold up their sheet so that the yarn dangles straight. This way they can compare and see what yarn pieces they still need to trim. 

Talk to them about what they’re seeing, too. They’ll notice that the yarn pieces are all different lengths so it will then be up to them to cut and make them uniform. 

TRIM THE LEPRECHAUN BEARD CRAFT – MATERIALS:

This simple St. Patrick’s day activity doesn’t take a lot of materials. Gather the supplies below to get started. 

Directions to make a DIY Leprechaun beard: 

Scroll down to watch the video below or follow the written instructions: 

Step 1. Print out the free template. 

Step 2. Color your leprechaun. You can also give him some decorations (optional). We added a mini pom pom in the center of the shamrock.

Step 3. Cut equal lengths of yarn, enough to cover his beard. Make it long so it’s fun to cut 🙂

Step 4. Grab 3-4 strands at a time and hot glue to the beard until it’s covered. 

Step 5. Have your child practice scissor skills by trimming the leprechaun beard! How about some braiding too!

What are some other fun ways to use this Leprechaun beard craft? 

As mentioned earlier, this simple leprechaun craft can be used for many different things.

We use it for comparing lengths of the yarn and also for working on our counting skills.

Another fun way that this beard can be used is to work on braiding skills as well. Have your child take three pieces of yarn of their choice and braid them together for a totally fun look.

The end result of the beard is perfection! No matter is it’s lopsided, uneven, loopy, or just plain silly looking, however it ends up is exactly the way it’s meant to be. 

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Watch the step by step Trim the Leprechaun Beard Craft below: 

 

 

TRIM THE LEPRECHAUN BEARD CRAFT

TRIM THE LEPRECHAUN BEARD CRAFT

This Trim the Beard Leprechaun craft is a fun coloring project and fine motor scissor cutting activity!
It’s super easy to set up with your FREE printable leprechaun template.

Instructions

Step 1. Print out the free template. 

Step 2. Color your leprechaun. You can also give him some decorations (optional). We added a mini pom pom in the center of the shamrock.

Step 3. Cut equal lengths of yarn, enough to cover his beard. Make it long so it’s fun to cut 

Step 4. Grab 3-4 strands at a time and hot glue to the beard until it’s covered. 

Step 5. Have your child practice scissor skills by trimming the leprechaun beard! How about some braiding too!


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