Ok, so this handprint leprechaun is not *technically* representative of Saint Patrick, but it’s an adorable activity none-the-less. You can still turn this into a teaching activity by talking about leprechauns as you make your hand prints…which lead to a discussion on shamrocks, the Holy Trinity, and how “luck” is really just God’s way of answering our unvoiced prayers. Ha!
As mentioned before, I love handprint crafts. They’re such an adorable way to record the tiny size of hands, and can be done at any age! (I’ll be begging my future college son to print his hands…I just know it.) I saw this idea online on about a million sites, so I can’t give creative credit to a single person and instead say thanks to everyone out there who shared their unique interpretations of how to make this!
WHAT YOU NEED
HOW TO MAKE
- Using a sponge or large brush, paint the palm of your / your child’s hand white
- Using another sponge or large brush, paint the four fingers (NOT the thumb!) orange
- Press the painted hand down onto the paper
- Using a brush or sponge, stamp/paint some orange hair onto your leprechaun with orange paint
- Using the green paint, create a hat
- Once dry, draw a buckle onto the hat and add a face to your leprechaun