Green, yellow, and orange construction paper, glue, yarn, stapler
Cut out a hat shape (one dimensional forward view) from green construction paper. Cut out a yellow "buckle" to glue on the hat. Then cut a U-shaped "beard" out of orange paper. Cut small snips all around to make a fringe on the beard & glue to the bottom of edges of the hat (the open part of the U will be where your child's eyes/nose stick out). Older children can have cut out all of the shapes all by themselves. Staple a piece of green yarn on both sides of the hat. This will be the tie for the mask. Tie on your child and -- ta da! -- she is now a leprechaun. Your kids will especially love the silly beard!