If you need a St. Patrick’s Day accessory in a pinch (so that you don’t get pinched!), then this leprechaun paper beard is perfect for you! It is so easy to make and it is a great festive costume for the occasion. And it is especially adorable on the little ones 😉 All you will need is orange card stock, a small circle hole punch, and some elastic cording. That’s it! Print the template below to make your paper beard. Use the SVG for cutting machines or the PDF if you are cutting by hand. The template includes four layers for the beard, plus a mustache to add on top. Choose your card stock, which you will be able to find at any local craft store. We went with a textured card stock for ours to add a bit of depth to the beard. Use a low temperature hot glue gun to assemble your beard, and then punch two holes on the sides of the beard to attach your cording. We used a silver cording, but any color will work! Just make sure that the cording is elastic so that the craft can fit snugly on your (or your child’s) face. Measure the elastic cording to your head (or whoever will be wearing the beard) before you cut!
This paper beard is a wonderful kids craft because it uses so few materials. And it can be used for so many other events! Make a white beard for Christmas or for your Halloween costume. If you are looking to pair this beard with other DIY St. Patrick’s Day accessories, browse the section for the occasion. Our more than adorable model is doing a wonderful job at showcasing our green paper top hat, which is also a fantastic, easy project for the day. Share your St. Patrick’s Day craft photos with me by emailing them in to firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging me in your Instagram photos! See you soon ~ Lia