Lucky Leprechaun Crafts for Kids

What's your favourite part of St. Patrick's Day? Ours is the festive traditions and fun symbols like rainbows, shamrocks, and of course, leprechauns! If you're looking for some fun ways to celebrate St Patricks Day this year, check out these lucky leprechaun crafts for kids.  

Leprechaun crafts

You'll find everything from paper leprechauns to leprechaun puppets in this list, so there's enough to keep the kids busy from the beginning of March through St. Paddy's Day.  Grab your materials and get started on one of these cute leprechaun crafts today!

You might also like these St Patricks Day themed crafts and activities: 


Leprechaun Crafts for Kids

We have several adorable leprechaun craft projects right here at Messy Little Monster. The mix and match paper leprechaun is a personal favourite, but kids will have a blast learning about emotions with the playdough activity and handprints crafts are always popular so you are sure to love the handprint leprechaun. Which one will you try first?

Leprechaun craft ideas for kids


Mix and Match Leprechaun Craft (with leprechaun template)

Use our leprechaun template and combine your child's picture with various paper pieces to create the most adorable little mix and match leprechaun you've ever seen. Kids can swap out the hat, boots, belt, beard, and other accessories to make a leprechaun that's all their own.

Mix and match paper leprechaun craft for kids

Leprechaun Puppets on a Stick Craft

These leprechaun stick puppets are perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Not only does the template include a leprechaun, but you'll also get a rainbow, pot of gold, shamrock, and a flower, too. You'll have everything you need for acting out your favourite Irish tales.

Leprechaun stick puppet craft for kids

Lucky Leprechaun Craft

How fun is this lucky leprechaun craft? Instead of a regular beard, his spells out the word "lucky." Since it's a simple paper craft, it's perfect for both the classroom and home. Once the pieces are cut, it only takes minutes to glue everything together.

Lucky leprechaun craft

Leprechaun Emotions Pack

Explore emotions in a fun and festive way with this leprechaun play dough mat featuring various emotion words. It's a creative way to work on emotional awareness with young children. Plus, any time you can get out the playdough is sure to be fun!

leprechaun playdough activity for kids

Handprint Leprechaun Craft

Create a fun keepsake by turning handprints into cheeky little handprint leprechauns that are perfect for the scrapbook. Kids will be so proud to show them off! You'll need green, orange, and skin-toned paint as well as a marker to draw in the details.

Handprint leprechaun craft


Leprechaun Coloring Page

Our St. Patrick's Day colouring pages include a leprechaun coloring sheet surrounded by shamrocks, so it's perfect for your little ones. There's also an intricate shamrock colouring page that's great for older kids or adults. Colour together! It's lots of fun.

Leprechaun coloring pages

Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft

Gather up a few popsicle sticks to make this cute popsicle stick leprechaun craft. It is so easy to make and looks oh so cute!

popsicle stick leprechaun craft for kids

More Fun Leprechaun Crafts

Here are even more fun leprechaun craft ideas help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day and get the little ones excited for the event. Whether you just want a quiet craft or some inspiration for family time, you'll love the leprechaun arts and crafts below.

Leprechaun crafts for kids

Clothespin Leprechaun Craft

Sparkly paper, orange pom-poms, and green clothespins come together to make this super cute clothespin leprechaun from The Best Ideas for Kids. The free printable template makes this craft very easy. Kids will love that he can stand up on his own. Display the leprechaun on a shelf or in your child's room.

Clothespin leprechaun craft for kids

Baby Yoda Leprechaun Craft

Mandalorian fans will get a kick out of this leprechaun Baby Yoda craft from Simple Everyday Mom. He's wearing a cute leprechaun hat and holding a horseshoe, so he's sure to bring some good luck.

Baby yoda leprechaun craft for kids


Paper Tube Leprechaun Craft

This paper tube leprechaun from Hello, Wonderful is colourful and unique. Make his orange beard extra long so kids can practice their scissor skills on the yarn. The pipe cleaner and pom-pom flower on his hat is a lovely touch, too.

Paper tube leprechaun craft for kids


Paper Plate Leprechaun Beard Craft

Here's another beard-cutting leprechaun craft from Non-Toy Gifts that's perfect for little ones who need to develop their cutting skills. They'll get lots of fine motor practice from hole punching around the face (or parents can do this part) and threading the yarn through the holes.

Paper plate leprechaun beard craft

Paper Bag Leprechaun Craft

Make leprechaun paper bag puppets from Our Kid Things to act out your favourite leprechaun stories. You'll need paper bags, paint, cardstock, and a few other simple materials to bring these leprechauns to life. They're as much fun to play with as they are to make.

Leprechaun paper bag puppet craft

Paper Leprechaun Beard Craft

Become a leprechaun yourself! Okay, maybe you won't have magical abilities, but you can certainly look the part with this paper leprechaun beard from That's What Che Said. This craft makes an excellent photo prop for a St. Patrick's Day party.

paper leprechaun beard craft for kids

Paper Cup Leprechaun Craft

Fireflies and Mud Pies does a beautiful take on a favourite character with these paper cup leprechauns complete with a fancy little bowtie and decorative belt. It'll make a cute decoration to add to your St. Paddy's Day décor.

Paper cup leprechaun craft for kids


Doily Leprechaun Craft

Keep doilies on hand for simple crafts like this doily leprechaun from Crafts on Sea. Add some blush pink cheeks, colour the outer portion of the doily with orange watercolours, and add the adorable hat. What a fun idea! If you don't have doilies, you can use the same concept to make a leprechaun with a coffee filter instead.

Paper Doily Leprechaun Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask

This leprechaun mask from Kids' Craft Room combines handprint art with a fun mask to make the holiday a little more fun. Of course, if you're short on time, you can leave off the handprint portion and still have a fine leprechaun mask, but the handprint beard really adds a special touch to the craft!

Paper plate leprechaun mask craft for kids

Toilet Paper Roll Leprechaun King

Don't make any ordinary leprechaun—make the king of them all! This toilet roll leprechaun craft at Kids Activities Blog is a fun take on the usual leprechaun. We love his curly beard and cute little pom-pom nose.

toilet paper roll leprechaun king craft for kids

Lacing Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft

Practice threading to work on fine motor skills. This laced beard leprechaun from Our Kid Things is perfect for kids in kindergarten through 1st or 2nd grade, after they've mastered the ability to use a hole punch and thread yarn. Younger children will love it, too, though they may need a little assistance.

Lacing paper plate leprechaun craft for kids


Leprechaun Headband Craft

Don a leprechaun headband to really get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Kids can complete this craft from Simple Everyday Mom two ways. The first, for younger children, is to simply colour the headband in after it's cut out. The second way is the craft version, which involves tracing the template pieces onto coloured cardstock and putting it altogether. Both options are fun.

Leprechaun headband craft for kids


Craft Stick Leprechaun 

This fuzzy craft stick leprechaun from Fireflies and Mud Pies is made with popsicle sticks and lots of faux fur. Wouldn't he make a cute magnet for the fridge or a filing cabinet? Just add magnetic tape to the back.

craft stick leprechaun craft for kids

Leprechaun Rock Painting Craft

If rock painting is your jam, make these leprechaun-themed rocks for St. Patrick's Day. Try the shamrock and pot of gold painted rocks, too. They're such an adorable set. Add them to your décor, use them as paperweights for your desk, or hide them for others to find to bring them a little good luck. 

Leprechaun painted rocks craft

These leprechaun crafts are sure to bring a smile to your face. We've included leprechaun craft ideas for all ages. If you're not ready to get started yet, pin this post to save it for later!

Easy leprechaun crafts for kids to make

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