20 Adorable Leprechaun Crafts for Kids
These cute Leprechaun Crafts for Kids are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day that’s just around the corner! Have fun with puppets, masks & more!
So Valentine’s Day is over, and you know what that means – it’s time to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day! So let’s get out all the green stuff and the shamrocks – it’s time to get lucky!
Although St. Patrick’s Day is originally an Irish holiday, it’s quite popular across the globe now, especially in the United States who’ve given the holiday their own unique spin! The holiday is so global now that we’re all familiar with the icons of the holiday, like shamrocks, rainbows and of course, pots of gold!
So as we prepare for another St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March, let’s take some time out to celebrate another popular icon – the leprechaun! A part of Irish folklore that has evolved over time, leprechauns are now an inseparable part of any St. Patrick’s celebration. So we’re joining in too, with some adorable Leprechaun crafts for kids!
20 Adorable Leprechaun Crafts for Kids
1. Clothespin Leprechaun
The leprechaun is known to be a creature who enjoys his loneliness and is usually quite hard to find. However, he’s also a shoe maker, and his hammering can sometimes give away his location! We love the big boots on this cute craft from The Best Ideas for Kids – maybe he made them himself!
2. Leprechaun Popsicle Stick Craft
If you’re looking for a super simple craft for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got just the one for you. All you need are craft sticks, craft paper and some googly eyes and you’re all set!
3. Shape Leprechaun Craft
Is your little one learning about shapes? Non Toy Gifts has a craft that cleverly uses shapes like rectangles, ovals, triangles as well as circles and squares to create a leprechaun. Genius!
4. 3-D Paper Ball Leprechaun Puppets
Apparently, leprechauns enjoy being solitary, and prefer to live away from people, usually in a cave or the trunk of a tree. However, Hattifant has decided to give the leprechaun some company, with a little girl version – that too in 3-D!
5. Printable Leprechaun Puppet Set
Leprechauns are believed to be shoe makers, but that’s not all – they also have a secret stash of gold hidden at the end of a rainbow! This cute craft from Messy Little Monster includes all these elements in a puppet set so you can have loads of fun with them!
6. DIY St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat
On Saint Patrick’s Day, people generally wear green, and many people opt for leprechaun hats. Now you can join in the customary tradition too, by wearing a hat you’ve made yourself!
7. Articulated Leprechaun Puppet
There are many stories about leprechauns, and most of them involve people approaching them for their pot of gold. However, this is quite the challenge, since a) it’s hard to find the leprechaun, and b) you need to watch him like a hawk or else he’ll escape – he’s that nimble! Red Ted Art has a leprechaun that is just as flexible and can move in all directions!
8. Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask
Hearing stories about leprechauns makes them seem rather awesome. They’re pretty smart, hard to catch, and have gold to boot! So if you’d like to turn into a leprechaun yourself, you can – with this DIY mask from Simply Today Life!
9. Craft Stick Leprechaun
The look of the leprechaun as we know it today seems to be a little different from the representations in Irish folklore, although both versions show the leprechaun as having a red beard. Fireflies and Mudpies creates a leprechaun out of craft sticks and with quite a bushy beard!
10. Handprint Leprechaun Craft
Handprint crafts are among the easiest out there, and perfect for little kids. Simple Everyday Mom brings us a St. Patrick’s Day themed handprint craft, by turning a little hand print into a leprechaun!
11. Puffy Paint Leprechaun
We love playing around with puffy paint, the texture lends itself to so many uses. I Heart Crafty Things makes use of the texture in a leprechaun’s beard, and the result is quite impressive!
12. Printable Leprechaun Card
Want to send someone some wishes for St. Patrick’s Day but can’t go meet them in person? I Heart Crafty Things has the perfect solution with aan adorable card that looks like a leprechaun. Look at that little pom pom nose!
13. Leprechaun Minion Card
Apparently, the original name of the leprechaun was “lobaircin,” which means a small person. In that case, it’s only fitting to have a minion represent a leprechaun – both words mean ‘small’! Check out the details of this fun craft at Simple Everyday Mom.
14. Mix and Match Paper Leprechaun Craft
We love the open ended nature of this craft from Messy Little Monster. You can easily change up the face of the leprechaun with anyone else’s face! Experiment by cutting out photographs or even faces of your favorite cartoon characters!
15. Lucky Leprechaun Paper Craft
There’s no doubt that leprechauns have loads of luck – how else do you explain their cool, solitary hideouts and their pots of gold? Projects with Kids celebrates this festival of luck with a cleverly designed leprechaun paper craft.
16. Toilet Roll Leprechaun Craft
When you’re making leprechauns out of craft sticks, paper, paper plates and even clothespins, how can you not make one out of toilet rolls? Go over to The Best Ideas for Kids to see how to make a toilet roll leprechaun.
17. Easy Paper Leprechaun Craft
There’s a legend that states that if you do catch a leprechaun, they have to grant you three wishes, since you’ve obviously proved your mettle by achieving the impossible task of catching them. Non Toy Gifts makes this easier by helping you create your own leprechaun – now make sure he doesn’t run away!
18. Leprechaun with Yarn Beard
We love how The Resourceful Mama has used yarn to create the leprechaun’s beard! It’s a great way to introduce little kids to using different textures and media in a single craft project.
19. Trim the Leprechaun Beard Craft
This craft from Hello, Wonderful is our favorite from this list – how fun is it to trim the leprechaun’s beard! You may have to make multiples of these as cutting the beard can be quite addictive!
20. Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet
Some stories claim that the leprechaun’s jacket has seven rows of buttons with seven buttons to each row. Now that’s a lot, and if you’d like to try it out yourself, we’d recommend this craft from About a Mom – lots of space for buttons!
I’m sure you’re intrigued by all the leprechaun stories you’ve heard so far and would love to hear more! That’s why we love crafting so much – it’s such a great opportunity to learn about other countries, holidays and cultures. Use this chance to learn more about the Irish and their traditions – you’ll find many more interesting stories and facts!
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