Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How To Make Leprechaun Feet . . . because you asked for it!


I am truly amazed that these little green feet has caused such a hullabaloo on my blog site.   Who would have guessed that not everyone was raised with the craze of leprechauns and all the mischief they bring about.

Well because so many of you have asked, here it is.  This is the quick and dirty tutorial of how I make my leprechaun feet.  Please understand, I am completely doing this on  the sly.  My two oldest Irish lads are away at CCD class (yes they are 8 and 5 and still believe in leprechauns)  and my baby (ok, he's 4 but he'll always be my baby) is being distracted as I sneak some green paint and a brush and my iPhone (the worse thing for pictures by the way) to get you the play by play.  So forgive my lack of picture quality. It's not easy taking pictures with one hand while painting with another.

First get yourself from green paint and a brush.  I like to use tempera and add a little bit of dish soap to make clean up easier.

You're going to want to use this side of your fist.  The side where your pink is located.  This will be the side you paint and will make the base of your footprint.



Paint the entire side of your fist.



Press your fist onto the surface where you want the print to lay.

Think about your toe placement.  Your toes should get progressively smaller. 


I find that my pinky works best for making toe prints. Dip your pinky in some paint.




Make your toe prints.


Remember leprechauns only have 5 toes. 


And there you have it.  You'll need to use your other hand to make the matching foot of course.  I like to make a bunch of rights and then go back and make the lefts to match.  It's easier than switching back and forth. 

I'd love to see some pictures of your little own little leprechaun feet so make sure to let me know how they turned out.

Erin go Bragh

Ireland Forever







15 comments :

  1. Does the paint stain the seat at all? LOVE the idea, but I don't want to get a new seat :)

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  2. Too cute. We are doing a leprechaun treasure box this yr with my son Liam(3yr) this would be cute to have foot prints going up to the box for him. My son just cant wait to see what treasures he will find st patricks days in his box.
    I just recently started blogging as a hobby mostly for family & friends who wanted to see what activities & crafts i do with my son or for myself. Would it be ok to share this foot printprints idea? I will give you & your blog complete credit.p.s Great blog:-)

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  3. What do you use in the toilet? I have heard certain things stain badly...i am curious about the staining also...but i love this idea!

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  4. Awe I love it! We just got done with our leprecaun trap! :) thanks for posting!

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  5. I used your footprint idea yesterday. I posted pictures on my blog. Thank you for the idea! My students loved it!!!
    Heather Bridges
    www.krazyaboutkindy.blogspot.com

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  6. Loved this idea! I had never put them on the toilet before. I pinned your toilet picture a few weeks back and 1200 people repinned it! Craziness! Thanks for the cute ideas!

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  7. this is hilarious and looks easy to do!

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