I have only got my son with me today. He is such a great kid and is so much fun to be around. We are still working on St. Patrick's Day. Today he helped me look around on the Internet for a craft that he might like to do. He picked the Leprechaun Finger Puppet.
Of course, you know that we had to add our own spin on this craft. We always do. It's part of the creative process to put your own creative touches. Or at least that is what I think.
We used embroidery thread and an embroidery needle, with small green scraps of felt we had in our craft kit. I showed him how to thread the needle and make the knot at the end and he did the rest. He is seven.
He decided that he wanted to sew the face to the body rather than using glue. He wanted eyes and mouth to be sewn on as well. I showed him how and helped when he needed it.
I first showed him the basic stitch. Then for the face, I showed him the whip stitch.
He had a great time. He decided how to make the hat all by himself. He did the entire thing on that part. And most of the rest of it by himself, too. This is his finished leprechaun. I think it looks great!
He decided that his leprechaun needed a pot of gold, so he made one. He is showing it to you.
I made one, too, and use it for my pen topper. Maybe that way I can keep one pen that my kids won't take from me.