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L is for Lucky Lil' Leprechaun



I'm slowly adding crafts to Alphabet Adventures and wanted to share this absolutely darling craft I found created by Jill in Canada. This leprechaun is a perfect way to personalize your Irish heritage. I got lucky and found this darling dude online while searching for St. Patrick’s Day crafts.

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aterials Needed:
orange paint
peach paint
paint brush
paper
green and black craft foam
scissors
glue
yellow button
black Sharpie

Directions:
Paint your child's fingers (excluding the thumb) orange and paint their palm peach. Stamp on the paper. Paint just the top of their palm orange for some hair. Allow to dry.

Cut a hat out of the green craft foam and a stripe for the hat out of the black foam. Have your kids glue the hat and stripe on their little leprechaun. Glue a yellow button on the hat.Using a sharpie, draw on his adorable little face.
Canadian-based blogger Jill Dubien of Meet the Dubiens.com is a wife and mother of 2 fantastic children. She loves crafting with her kiddos  and especially creating super fun lunches for them in the kitchen and taking pictures of them. Her blog is filled with fun and easy crafts for kids.

In addition to crafts, I'll be adding A to Z recipes.  Given that St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, Irish Soda Muffins would be perfect to make to snack on after cleaning up the little hands that made the above leprechaun.

Ingredients
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Daisy Brand Sour Cream
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons beaten egg
1/3 cup raisins

Instructions
In a small bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the sour cream, oil and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
Fill six greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 6 muffins.

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