I love crafting and I love it even more when we are able to reuse things from around our house in our crafts. So with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I decided to do an eco-friendly St. Patrick’s Day craft and make some leprechauns out of old toilet paper rolls. This leprechaun craft is very easy and after the kids make the craft, they can use them to act out pretend scenes with their imagination and story telling skills.
Leprechaun Toilet Paper Roll Craft
First I gathered my supplies and laid them all out on the table to see what would come in handy when I was crafting then I made my list. The supplies on this list will make 2 leprechauns and 2 pots of gold.
- 3 toilet paper rolls
- construction paper
- white paper
- gold glitter
How To Make A Leprechaun From A Toilet Paper Roll
I had three toilet paper rolls so I gave one to my son for his leprechaun and I took one roll for my leprechaun. The third roll was cut in half to use for the pots of gold. Cut a small strip off of each of the “pot of gold” pieces to use for handles.
Kids should feel to be creative and use the supplies in any way they want. My son decided to use the markers almost exclusively and I thought it turned out great. He drew on the face and outfit and then he drew on the pot. He used some gold tape we happened to have on hand for gold embellishments. If you don’t have gold tape, you can apply glue over white paper and drop gold glitter to coat it.
I decided to use construction paper to create the outfit for my leprechaun craft. If you chose this method, you may wish to use green construction paper and cut it down to size so that it would cover almost the whole roll. Then glue it to the toilet paper roll leaving about a 1 inch blank space at the top. Use markers to draw in the clothing details.
Next, cut a piece of white paper to be about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide and I draw on the leprechaun face. Trim that out and glue it onto the top part of the toilet paper roll. I added gold embellishments for the buckles on his belt and hat if you wish to do that as well.
Pot of Gold Craft
Use the remaining half of a toilet paper roll to make the last pot of gold. I covered it with black construction paper and colored the handle part black with marker. I cut out a square of the gold tape and glued it into the pot.
There are lots of fun ways to do this leprechaun craft and it will be fun to see what your kids and you can come up with. Afterwards, they can even make up little skits and use the toilet paper leprechauns as finger puppets! I hope you enjoy this eco-friendly leprechaun craft.