Leprechaun Craft (with Template)

cute leprechaun craft by Crafting Jeannie

Are you ready for an easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft for kids? Quickly make the supplies for this Cute Leprechaun craft for preschoolers with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!

Get the Free Leprechaun Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.

Watch the Cute Leprechaun Craft video and see how easy it is to make the supplies and assemble this St. Patrick’s Day Kid craft:

Did you know that Leprechauns are generally thought to be shoemakers? Read more at Wikipedia.com.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your Cute Leprechaun Craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Leprechaun Craft Template

Download the Free Leprechaun Printable. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.

cute leprechaun craft template printable pages
The Leprechaun craft template pdf includes everything you need for this craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the St. Patrick’s Day Craft Shapes

cute leprechaun templates ready to cut
Staple each part of the template to multiple sheets of paper to quickly cut out lots of shapes.

Once you have the leprechaun template printed out, staple it to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will have so much fun making this cute St. Patrick’s Day craft!

cute leprechaun craft by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a leprechaun that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Color the Leprechaun’s face a skin tone color.
  2. Start assembling the leprechaun with the hat. Glue the black belt onto the hat.
  3. Next, glue the gold buckle onto the black belt of the hat.
  4. Glue the black rectangle onto the gold buckle of the Leprechaun hat.
  5. Glue the face onto the orange beard.
  6. Glue the hat onto the top of the head.
  7. Glue on the orange eyebrows.
  8. Draw on the eyes and mouth with a marker.
  9. Optional: Put white school glue on the yellow part of the hat buckle.
  10. Optional: Sprinkle gold glitter onto the hat buckle. Then shake off the extra glitter
  11. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
coloring the leprechaun face to make a skin tone

Step 1: Color the Leprechaun’s face a skin tone color.

gluing the black belt onto the hat

Step 2: Start assembling the leprechaun with the hat. Glue the black belt onto the hat.

gluing the gold buckle onto the hat

Step 3: Next, glue the gold buckle onto the black belt of the hat.

glue the black rectangle to the middle of the gold buckle

Step 4: Glue the black rectangle onto the gold buckle of the Leprechaun hat.

gluing the face onto the beard

Step 5: Glue the face onto the orange beard.

gluing the hat onto the leprechaun face

Step 6: Glue the hat onto the top of the head.

gluing on the orange eyebrows

Step 7: Glue on the orange eyebrows.

drawing on eyes and a mouth with a marker

Step 8: Draw on the eyes and mouth with a marker.

adding glue to the yellow part of the hat buckle

Optional Step 9: Put white school glue on the yellow part of the hat buckle.

sprinkling gold glitter onto the hat buckle

Optional Step 10: Sprinkle gold glitter onto the hat buckle.

dumping off excess glitter

Shake of the extra glitter and don’t forget to write your name on the back!

cute leprechaun craft by Crafting Jeannie

And you’re finished!

This is such a fun and simple St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids. This Cute Leprechaun craft is perfect for preschool, nursery school, elementary school, cub scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.

More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other St. Patrick’s Day Crafts:

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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