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Toilet Paper Roll Leprechaun Craft [Free Template]

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Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day???

We take any excuse to make more crafts, so this toilet paper roll leprechaun craft is simply another activity to celebrate the holiday!

It’s an easy St. Patricks’ Day craft for kids that uses up some of your recycling too.

There’s also a free printable template that we’re sharing so not only are you using up trash, but it’s simple to make too.

Inside the free template, there’s 2 versions. One version is for making the leprechaun from paper. This one is more hands-on and is great if you can help your child or if they’re old enough to make it themselves.

The second version of the craft is black and white. This one is great for kids of any age, because all they need to do is color it, cut it, and tape it to the paper roll.

Whichever way you use it, we’re betting they’ll have fun!

Watch our quick video tutorial below to see all the steps in action.

Recycled Leprechaun Craft

toilet paper roll leprechaun craft image collage with the words paper roll leprechaun in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the leprechaun template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding toilet paper roll leprechaun craft template

Place the leprechaun shirt at the bottom of the main body and glue it in place.

hand gluing shirt to toilet paper roll leprechaun craft

Glue the hair to the top of the body piece, on the skin colored side. Next, place the beard on the line where the skin and shirt meet. Glue it in place.

hand gluing hair to toilet paper roll leprechaun craft
hand gluing beard to toilet paper roll leprechaun craft

Position the eyes slightly above the mouth and glue in place.

hand gluing eyes to toilet paper roll leprechaun craft

Use an orange marker or crayon to draw the eyebrows just above the eyes.

hand drawing eyebrows on toilet paper roll leprechaun craft

Make the nose by gluing a pink pom pom just below the eyes.

Finish off the shirt by gluing 3 yellow pom poms in the middle of the shirt.

hand gluing pom poms to toilet paper roll leprechaun craft

Glue the hat to the top of the hair.

Tape the completed leprechaun onto the cardboard tube.

hand taping toilet paper roll leprechaun onto old paper roll

Now your child has a cute leprechaun craft to play with!

hand holding toilet paper roll leprechaun craft

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Try out some more activities that’ll help keep the St. Patrick’s Day fun going!

First, we suggest starting off with some children’s books. Reading to children is an awesome way to help them learn to read and develop a larger vocabulary. Check out some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day books below:

Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.

How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patricks’ Day!

two toilet paper roll leprechaun crafts

Want some more fun craft ideas? We’ve got your covered there as well!

If you want a craft that’ll help with fine motor skills, try out this shamrock craft for kids. It’s easy and simple to create.

This handprint leprechaun is a reader’s favorite! It’s super cute and also comes with a printable template.

Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!

toilet paper roll leprechaun craft

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Toilet Paper Roll Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This toilet paper roll leprechaun is a fun and simple St. Patrick's Day craft idea for kids!

Materials

  • Use paper roll or new cardboard tubes
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • 1 cm pom poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Leprechaun template

Instructions

  1. Download the leprechaun template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Place the leprechaun shirt at the bottom of the main body and glue it in place.
  3. Glue the hair to the top of the body piece, on the skin colored side. Next, place the beard on the line where the skin and shirt meet. Glue it in place.
  4. Position the eyes slightly above the mouth and glue them in place.
  5. Use an orange marker or crayon to draw the eyebrows just above the eyes.
  6. Make the nose by gluing a pink pom pom just below the eyes.
  7. Finish off the shirt by gluing 3 yellow pom poms in the middle of the shirt.
  8. Glue the hat to the top of the hair.
  9. Tape the completed leprechaun onto the cardboard tube.

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Adrianna Prosser

Monday 1st of March 2021

so cute!!

Sam T

Monday 1st of March 2021

thank you!

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