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Even if you can't catch a leprechaun on St. Patrick's day you can still make one. I'm Lee Woodruff at the craft table with Family Fun and this wee leprechaun is made from simple items you'll find lying around the house.
You'll need a small paint brush, green craft foam, a ruler, green, pink, brown, and your choice of skin tone acrylic paint, a black permanent marker, tacky glue, a toilet paper tube, a decorative button, and four brown pipe cleaners. First, trace around the end of a toilet paper tube onto a piece of green craft foam. Draw a two and a half inch circle around the first circle and cut them both out to create a hat top and brim and set them aside. Next, using acrylic paints, paint the paper tube green. Add a face and hands, plus rosy cheeks and nose, and even fingernails if you want, as well as a band of brown paint around the back for hair. Once the paint is dried, use a permanent marker to draw on facial and clothing details. Then use tacky glue to stick on three coiled brown pipe cleaners; two in the back for hair and one around the face for a beard. For feet, fold another pipe cleaner in half and tightly coil and pinch the ends, like this. Place the folded pipe cleaner inside the tube and glue the feet to the edge. Glue on a 5 Ω x Ω inch strip of craft foam for arms, slip on the brim, and glue on the hot top. Finally, glue a decorative button onto the hat brim. Your neighbors will be green with envy when they see these tiny decorations.
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- Even if you can't catch a leprechaun, you can still make one.