How to Make Leprechaun Footprints: Video Tutorial

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How to make leprechaun footprints: video tutorial

How to make leprechaun footprints: video tutorial

Here’s a quick video tutorial showing you how to make the leprechaun footprints that you see in these posts:
*Leprechaun trickery is afoot! and
*St. Patrick’s Day Tradition: Leprechaun Footprints.
I also included some footage of Adaline discovering the mess the leprechauns made in 2013.
(Watch video here)

To make leprechaun footprints:
-Put green Crayola washable fingerpaint on a plate, piece of paper, or thick paper towel
-Make a fist and dip your hand into the paint (dab off the excess)
-Press your fist onto your surface of choice
-Use your pinky finger to make toes
-Repeat using other hand
How to make leprechaun footprints video turital

More details:
-It takes me about 45 minutes to make the mess.
-I do ALL of the prints for one foot/fist at the same time so that I don’t have to keep switching hands.
-It takes about 5 minutes to clean up the footprints.
-The footprints wipe off easily with water. You may want to use some soap if the paint was on long enough to dry.
-My daughter enjoyed cleaning up the footprints.


How to make leprechaun footprints video tutorials

Has a leprechaun ever visited your house? What kind of things have your kids thrown in the toilet? Let me know in the comments!

*March Holiday Traditions
March Holiday Traditions
*Leprechaun Visit 2013: Little green footprints!
Leprechaun footprints
*Leprechaun Visit 2011: Magic green milk, footprints, and more!
Leprechaun footprints and green toilet water
*50+ FREE St. Patrick’s Day Printables (Links)
Free St Patricks Day Printables
*The time that Buddy the Elf stole a picture from my blog!
Elf stole my blog
*30+ April Fools Pranks You Can Play on Your Kids!
Great for Leprechaun tricks and Elf mischief as well!
April Fools Pranks to play on your kids
*Easter Bunny Tracks: Paw Print Trail!
Bunny Paw Print Trail
*Santa’s Magic Sooty Bootprints!
Santa Proof: Santa leave sooty boot prints


This post is linked to…
SITS craft link up / SITS Sharefest /Kids Activities Blog: St. Patrick’s Day


Posted on March 6, 2014, in DIY Crafts, Footprints, Holidays, Legendary Figures, Leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day, Traditions, Tutorials and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. How fun! When I read your post about Buddy the Elf stealing your post, I wondered how you made all those footprints…looks easy!

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  2. I bet your husband had fun cleaning up after that naughty leprechaun. Lovely tutorial!


  3. What I thought I wanted to see was you crawling around on the floor making a gazillion footprints with your fists. Turns out I was wrong and what I really wanted to see was how STINKIN’ CUTE your kids were when they saw the mess!


  4. I am the totally uncool, non fun mom that doesn’t do anything at all for St. Patrick’s day. I actually posted on Facebook the other day that I don’t know when this became a thing, I think I missed it! Luckily my kids are 10 & 15 now so I’m okay. 🙂 We just do the big ones–Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays, New Year’s, etc. 🙂 These are adorable though!!!!


  5. I totally remember making those footprints as a kid when the school bus windows were foggy!

    Stopping by from Group 5 for the SITS Spring Fling! I just saw your bio, and I went to college (Geneva) in Beaver County! Small world! 🙂


  6. Looks like a lot of fun! I bet your kids just love it!


  7. haha, I love how easy this is. I’ve never had a leprechaun visit…but I might have to now. Cute video.


  8. I so wish we had light floors but are hardwoods are stained so dark the kids wouldn’t notice. I’d only be able to do maybe the bathroom door and the toilet seat.


  9. Cute tutorial. Stopping by from the Sits Girls Spring Fling. Looking forward to getting to know you!


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