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St Patrick’s Day Crafts: Leprechaun Peg Dolls

St Patrick’s Day is coming!! so I thought I’d kick off the green season with a little Leprechaun crafting mischief. Peg dolls and wine cork characters are a firm favourite here on MollyMoo so what a good place to start…

….and yes, Daddy Leprechaun is sporting is very fine comb-over :)

leprechaun peg dolls by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo

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How to replicate the cuteness

Materials you need:
Wooden spools
Wooden beads
Felt: green, yellow, black, orange and white
Glue gun
Brown paint
Black marker

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St Patrick’s Day Crafts: Here we go

For each leprechaun you need one spool and one bead
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leprechaun peg doll craft tutorial by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo St Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids

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Glue the beads onto the spools, and draw on the eyes and hairlines lightly on your wee characters.

Paint the base of the spools black (the shoes!!)
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leprechaun peg doll craft tutorial by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo St Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids-
Paint on the hair with brown paint (red and green mixed, acrylic paints will give you the best coverage) and use the black marker to dot on the eyes. I used a little peach colouring pencil for daddy’s nose
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Cut out the felt clothes:
- a rectangle coat to wrap around the spool
- a thin strip of black for the belt
- a small square of yellow for the belt buckle
- a triangle of green felt for the hat
- orange wavy beard for daddy leprechaun

-leprechaun peg doll craft tutorial by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo St Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids

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Glue the felt coat and belt around the spools – just one strip of glue at the join on the back is sufficient.

-leprechaun peg doll craft tutorial by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo St Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids

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Glue the triangle felt hat at the back into a point and glue on a little while triangle accessory.
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leprechaun peg doll craft tutorial by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo St Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids

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Together at last!
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leprechaun peg doll craft tutorial by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo St Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids
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Under the Wishing Tree xx

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leprechaun peg doll craft tutorial by Michelle McInerney of MollyMoo St Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids

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8 Responses to “St Patrick’s Day Crafts: Leprechaun Peg Dolls”

  1. This is just so lovely! Thanks for a detailed tutorial!

  2. These are adorable! :)

  3. jet says:

    aaaaaw so cute, well done!!! Thank you for the tute and the sharing;-D

  4. onel says:

    Ooooh, too cute!!! I love their little hats with the white clover

  5. Michelle says:

    they’re fashion forward little Leprechauns Onel :))

  6. These are so adorable! I’ve featured your leprachauns on our After School Linky party, perhaps they may inspire a bit of story writing with the kids ! Thanks for sharing on our Linky.

  7. Michelle says:

    You’re a rockstar Kim, thank you SO much. xxox

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