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Paper Leprechaun Craft

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This paper leprechaun craft is perfect for kids to make for St Patrick’s Day. It comes with a template, so all you have to do is print, cut and glue. It’s an easy craft to make in the classroom or at home. While, at school, the leprechaun will make a nice classroom decoration, at home, the craft can be turned into a puppet and kids can play with it.

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St Patrick's Day craft for kids

Paper leprechaun craft

Leprechaun craft for kids

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Paper leprechaun craft for kids

How to make the paper leprechaun craft

The leprechaun template comes with two versions:

Option 1 – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

Option 2- print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding paper.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

Step by step instructions

Print the template. Cut out the patterns and trace them on construction paper.

Leprechaun template

To make  the paper leprechaun craft you will need 1 white face, 1 green body, 1 black belt, 1 yellow  buckle, 1 orange beard, 1 orange mustache, 2 orange eyebrows, 1 white nose, 2 black eyes, 1 green hat, 1 black hat band, 1 yellow hat buckle.


Start by gluing the black band onto the hat.

Hat buckle

Glue the yellow buckle in the middle of the hat band. Draw a black rectangle in the middle of the buckle.

Leprechaun beard

Add the orange beard onto the face.

Leprechaun mustache

Glue the mustache above the beard.

Leprechaun nose

Add the nose on top of the mustache.

Leprechaun with hat

Glue the hat on top of the head.

Leprechaun eyes

Glue the eyes above the nose.

Leprechaun eyebrows

The eyebrows go above the eyes, one on each side.

Leprechaun body

Glue the black belt in the middle of the green body.

Leprechaun buckle

Glue the yellow buckle in the middle of the belt.


Let’s put the leprechaun together and glue the head and body together.

Leprechaun mouth

Use a black marker to draw the mouth .

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