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Fun Friday Craft: Pin the Buckle Game

I absolutely love holiday crafts! St. Patrick’s Day is next week and if you are looking for a fun game to play with your family this Pin The Buckle game will have everyone laughing and having a great time. 
Similar to the traditional “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” game, when I found this kid friendly image of a Leprechaun I knew the buckle game would be perfect! The image of the Leprechaun is what reminds most When there is a lesson to share in regards to the craft, I love to add it so that we are having fun and learning.   
Thanks to Wikipedia here’s the definition of a Leprechaun:

“A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán) is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. It is usually depicted as a little old man, wearing a coat and hat, who partakes in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If captured by a human, the leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom.” 

Let’s get started to have some fun! The set up of the craft is very easy.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Leprechaun
  2. Foam sheet(s)
  3. Scissors
  4. Tape 
  5. Small box to trace the buckle *yep I still have conversation heart boxes.* haha

* I found the wall decal at a one price store. If you can’t find one you can always print one off the internet.

The main part of the craft is cutting out the buckle. If you don’t still have a box of conversation hearts around (what can I say, I save stuff.) find a square you can use as a guide to cut out the squares. I traced the boxes with chalk so that it wouldn’t leave a mark. I was happy with my tracing decision. The squares should be about the same size of the buckle in the picture. Grab your scissors, it’s time to cut.  Cut out each square and if you want to round off your edges do so. When you cut the squares you’ll also need to cut out the middle of the square to resemble a buckle. To do this all you have to do is fold the square in half and cut a square shape in the middle with your scissors. Very easy. As you can see mine aren’t perfect. You can have your school aged child trace and cut with scissors. Always a way to make it educational. Once the square buckles are cut out you are ready to play Pin the Buckle! 

I used a thumb tack to place on the wall and double sided tape to hold each of the buckles. Grab a blindfold and enjoy!  

If you make this fun craft please tag us on your social share by using the #MMSCraft hash tag. 

Happy Crafting! 


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