Supplies Needed to Make a Towel Leprechaun
1. Green Bath Towel
2. Beige, Tan, or Brown Hand Towel
3. Gold Pipe Cleaner (chenille stem)
4. Black Paper
5. Black Socks
6. Brown or Black Yarn
7. Eyes -googly eyes or paper or felt eyes
8. Leprechaun Hat
How To Make a Towel Leprechaun Body
Lay a green bath towel out flat. Roll both sides to the center from the short ends.
Fold rolled towel in half, rolls to the outside. Pull the tips out from the center of each roll.
Take the the tips from both ends of one roll in one hand and the tips from both ends of the other roll in the other hand.
Pull until the towel resembles a body.
Raise one end of towel leprechaun body up and set arms onto legs in seated position.
Decorating the Towel Leprechaun Body
Fold a gold colored pipe cleaner into a square, leaving one end sticking out.
Wrap loose end to center of square, fold down and tuck end around opposite side so it forms a buckle.
Cut a strip of black paper to the width of the pipe cleaner buckle and run the paper through the buckle. Place over the front middle of the towel leprechaun body and tape to the back.
Fold small black socks down into themselves to make them into little boots for the towel leprechaun and tuck the ends of the legs into the boots.
How to Make a Towel Leprechaun Head
Hang center of long side of skin-colored hand towel over hook on wall, or tuck it under your chin.
Roll both sides tightly to the center at the same time. Set rolled towel on flat surface, rolled side down.
From the wide end, leave as much of the loose part of the towel sticking out on either side as you want for the leprechaun’s ears. Hold any excess loose part against the wide end of the rolled towel as you start to roll so it gets rolled into the head as you only want enough sticking out for leprechaun sized ears.
Roll tightly from the wide end toward the narrow end with the rolls on the outside.
When you get nearly to the end, tuck the narrow end in between the rolls, leaving enough for a nose sticking out from between them.
How to Make a Yarn Leprechaun Beard
Cut a strip of yarn long enough to tie around the leprechaun’s head. Lay yarn string over a card several inches long and around an inch or so wide.
Wrap yarn around the card and loose string taking care not to tangle the loose string into the end of the yarn you are wrapping with. When the card has as much yarn on it as you want the thickness of the leprechaun’s beard to be, cut the end off from the yarn you are winding with so you just have the yarn looped over the card and string.
Slide the card out of the yarn and then you just have loops over the string. Set the beard onto the leprechaun’s head as desired and tie the ends of the yarn string together in the back of the head.
Finishing the Towel Leprechaun
Tape eyes onto the leprechaun’s head with double stick tape. Place the head on top the body. Use a leprechaun hat purchased from party supply or dollar store, or make a leprechaun hat out of paper to set on leprechaun’s head.
Now you have a finished towel leprechaun. If you wanted to get really fancy you could add little glove or paper hands, a pot of gold, or other embellishments if desired.
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