Saint Patrick’s Day has a lot of anticipation and build up for households that create a leprechaun trap. Sometimes children will make their trap a few days ahead of time and then be waiting eagerly for the tricky leprechaun to come. Let’s extend their excitement and grow their imagination with another St. Patrick’s Day craft. Make leprechaun binoculars to search for the magical guy!

Materials Needs for Leprechaun Binoculars

  • Paper towel roll, cut in half
  • Clear packaging tape
  • Green paint
  • Yellow, gold, and green craft items (buttons, gems, pompoms, tissue paper)
  • Glue
  • Gold glitter glue
  • Hole Punch
  • Rainbow ribbon

St. Patrick’s Day Craft Directions

  1. Start by painting your two halves of the paper towel roll, green. You and your child can paint another creation while you wait for the paper towel rolls to dry.
  2. Once the paint is dry, tape the two rolls together using clear tape at the top and bottom. Additionally, on each side at the top, punch a hole. You will later tie string through them.
  3. Set out glue and your green, yellow, and gold craft items. This can be anything you find in your craft drawer, such as buttons, green feathers, glitter stickers, or even shamrock cutouts. Let your child decorate their St. Patrick’s Day craft however they wish.
  4. Once finished and the glue is dry, cut a long piece of rainbow ribbon to string through the holes. This will be to hang the leprechaun binoculars around the child’s neck, so measure it accordingly. And voila, you child has a brand new, sparkly pair of leprechaun binoculars.

Let Their Imagination Run Wild

Read a book about the tricky leprechaun to prepare your child for what may happen on Saint Patrick’s Day. In the morning hand your child their leprechaun binoculars and let him explore the house and mess that the leprechaun left behind. If you need ideas of naughty leprechaun tricks, check these out and have fun with it! Additionally, try making Gold Slime as a fun Saint Patrick’s Day kid activity to build up excitement in the days ahead.

About The Author

Kelsey Dickson has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny, preschool teacher, and now a mother. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and is a Certified Potty Training Expert. At Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny she is the eLearning and Social Media Manager. Check out our online childcare classes, such as Baby Sign Language and Sleep Coaching 101! In her free time she enjoys gardening with her children, going for walks with her family, and discovering local wineries in New England.