How to Make a Button Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in less than 2 weeks.  So, with that being said…. I thought that we could work on a fun craft in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  In this post I will show you how to make a Button Leprechaun.  A Leprechaun is supposed to be a fairy type of being that takes the shape of an old man…. he usually wears a green jacket.  a Leprechaun is popular in Irish folklore.  So, in preparation of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Holiday let’s get this craft started.

Check out our other St. Patrick’s Day Crafts.



How to Make a Button Leprechaun



 

Materials Needed

Pipe Cleaner

4 Small Black Buttons

1 Large Black Button

2 Medium Black Buttons

6 Green Buttons

3 Pink Buttons

1 Large Orange Button

Black Marker or Paint

 

Step 1



Get a pipe cleaner.



Get a pipe cleaner.


Step 2



Start placing buttons on pipe cleaner.



Start placing buttons on pipe cleaner.

 

Step 3



Lace buttons on pipe cleaner in the following order



Lace buttons on pipe cleaner in the following order:  1 Black, 3 Greens, 1 Black, 3 Greens, 1 Large Orange, 3 Pinks, 1 Big Black, 4 Small Black.

 

Step 4



Push pipe cleaner down into hole diagonal to the hole that the pipe cleaner is coming out of.



Push pipe cleaner down into hole diagonal to the hole that the pipe cleaner is coming out of.

 

Step 5



Twist pipe cleaner at bottom.... cut.



Twist pipe cleaner at bottom…. cut.

 

Step 6



Draw eyes on the pink buttons.



Draw eyes on the pink buttons.

 



Finished Button Leprechaun



Check out the finished Button Leprechaun.  Isn’t he cute?  How did your Button Leprechaun turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, make sure to take a picture of your finished craft and leave that in the comment as well…. I’d love to see it.

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