Happy St. Patrick's Day!
First of all I would like to apologize for a lack of pictures that go with this post. I'm pretty sure I took them, but I have no idea where they disappeared to. Oh well, you can still get the idea behind the craft. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I give you the Toilet Paper Roll Leprechaun.
Toilet Paper Roll Leprechaun Supply List: 1 toilet paper roll, green paint, green construction paper, scissors, piece of round construction paper to use as face, Easter grass or yarn for beard, tape
Start by painting your cardboard tube green and allowing it to dry. Cut a circle out of green construction paper and then trace a smaller circle in the middle using the cardboard tube as a template.
Draw a face on the piece of round construction paper.
Slip the green circular piece over the toilet paper roll and adhere it using a piece of tape. Don't bother trying to glue it, you'll be there all day. Glue the round face and beard onto the green tube.
Viola! A small St. Patrick's Day friend.
Book Suggestion: The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing follows two mischievous children as they set traps to catch a leprechaun on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. Once they have captured one, they then try to find his pot of gold. I'm a sucker for anything set in the same verse as The Night Before Christmas, and this book is no exception.