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Leprechaun Glasses

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by turning the whole world green with these magic Leprechaun glasses the kids can make themselves.
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  • Green heavyweight construction paper
  • Child’s blunt-tip safety scissors
  • Green cellophane (or clear plastic wrap colored green with a permanent marker)
  • White glue or glue stick (non-toxic)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Hole punch


  • Draw shamrock-shaped frames on green construction paper, large enough to fit over a child’s eyes. (Or, just make them round if the kids are new to cutting.)
  • Have the kids cut out the frames (with your help, if needed.)
  • Cut out the centers of the frames to make eyeholes.
  • Cut the green cellophane into small circles to fit the eyeholes.
  • Glue the cellophane circles over the back of the eyeholes.
  • For added fun, let the kids decorate the frames with markers, glitter, feathers or stickers.
  • Punch (or poke) a small hole on either side of the glasses.
  • Insert a pipe cleaner and twist the end to secure it.
  • Repeat on the other side of the glasses.
  • Fit the glasses to the child’s face and loop the other end of the pipe cleaner over the child's ears.
  • Let the kids enjoy looking at the world through emerald-colored glasses.
  • If you like, try making the glasses with different colors of cellophane.

Learning Skills

Fine motor development
Creativity and imagination
Visual perception
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