Top O’ the Mornin’ to ya on this fine March Day!
It’s almost St Patrick’s Day so I thought I would share a fun and free St. Patty’s Day activity.
When I was a little girl, I made a paper leprechaun (to the left)in school for St. Patrick’s Day.
The arms and legs are attached with paper fasteners so that they are movable, and you can make him leap and dance an Irish Jig.
The only time I have ever used this type of paper fastener was in the construction this leprechaun.
For my entire life I have always called those fasteners “Leprechaun Clips,” and in my mind (and my mind only) these clips are decidedly Irish.
I know this is not reality, but it has always been my reality, so it seems quite fitting that I would create my own St. Patrick’s Day project using those very Irish (in my mind only) ‘Leprechaun clips’!
The original Leprechaun (pictured above) that somehow survived all these years was obviously the inspiration for my leprechaun.
If you’d like to make your very own Leapin’ Leprechaun, all you need for this project are ‘Leprechaun Clips’ (paper fasteners picture to the right) and my free printable below.
Lets all make some new memories of Leprechaun clips!
This Printable is free to use for personal and/or educational use. Commercial and other use is strictly prohibited.
I’d love to see your finished leprechauns! Please feel free to share them in the comments below!
Halloween is Creeping in…and creatures are stirring in the shadows…
If you would like to have some of the most well mannered mice in your house for Halloween, look no further.
- Just print the solid black mouse printable below on card stock or other thick paper
- cut them out
- stick them to the risers on your staircase with circles of tape on the back
or if you want to save printer ink and you have construction paper on hand, you can do what I did and print just the red outline printable on regular printer paper and use it to cut your mice out of black construction paper.
TIP! If you want to cut several sheets at a time, line them up in a stack and staple them in multiple places (outside of the mouse shapes) before cutting. Then your stack wont shift as you cut and you will get accurate cuts all the way through on detailed areas like tails and nosies and toesies! Templates Below!
|Use this template (above) if you are printing on light colored card stock!
|Use this template (above) if you’ll be using black paper!
Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!!