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Cat Leprechaun Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Get the kids excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year! One of our favorite ways to celebrate the holidays is to craft, and we have a fun whimsical one for the kids to do!

They’ll love making this cat leprechaun craft! This curious little cat wanted to get in on the holiday fun, especially since there was a pot of gold to be found!

Kids will dress their cute cat in the quintessential leprechaun hat to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As kids make this fun craft come to life, they’re also developing some important skills!

This papercraft will help them practice using their scissors, refining their fine motor skills, and learning to follow directions. Plus, it stretches their imaginations and creativity!

We make it easy to create this craft with your kids by providing a free printable template. Download the template for a fun holiday project this St. Patrick’s Day, and keep reading below to see how easily it comes together.

You’ll find even more St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities at the end of the rainbow. Plan to add these fun activities to your child’s day for some more holiday fun!

Leprechaun Craft Idea

cat leprechaun craft cover image

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Cat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
mockup of cut and paste cat leprechaun craft

Need an easy version for younger kids? We’ve included this cut and paste version in our template too!

Directions

Download the cat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

printed cat leprechaun template with "download the template on the blog"

Begin to make the leprechaun hat by gluing the hat band in the middle of the hat, then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat. Use a black marker to draw in the inner buckle.

hands gluing parts of hat for cat leprechaun

Make the cat’s head by gluing the spot and ear piece to each side of the cat’s head. Use a pink marker to draw the inner ears and the cat’s nose.

Next, take the eyes and glue them below each of the eyebrows.

hands gluing eyes onto face of cat leprechaun craft

Place the hat on the top of the cat’s head and glue it in place.

hands placing hat onto cat head

Create the cat’s body by gluing the belly to the middle and bottom of the cat’s body. Next, glue the feet on the bottom of the body, on both sides of the belly.

hands assembling parts of cat leprechaun craft

Make the pot of gold by gluing the pot to the bottom and front of the gold. Take the completed pot of gold and glue the bottom part of it to the middle of the cat’s body. Make sure to leave the top part of the gold unglued so you can put the cat’s head behind it in the later steps.

hands gluing pot of gold onto cat body

Next, glue the arms on both sides of the cat’s body to make it look like it’s holding the pot of gold. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.

hands gluing cat paws onto body

Take the head and glue it to the top of the cat’s body, behind the pot of gold.

Finish up by gluing the tail to the back and bottom of the cat’s body.

hands gluing tail to back of cat leprechaun craft

Note: If this cat has too many steps for your child, we also have a 4 piece, color-in version of this craft for younger kids included in the template.

single example of finished cat leprechaun craft

Isn’t this just the cutest St. Patrick’s Day craft?! Be sure to check out more of our fun crafts your kids will love creating while you’re here.

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

Looking for even more fun ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? Kids will have a blast with some of our favorite St. Patty’s Day crafts and activities.

We’ve listed them below, so keep reading to check them out. You’ll find some fun and educational activities that kids will be excited to do!

St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

Reading to your kids has so many benefits – for your kids and for you! They can learn about the world around them through stories, practice their comprehension skills, and even escape into a different realm of magic and adventure.

Below are some of our top St. Patrick’s Day books for kids.

Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must-have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.

How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patrick’s Day!

Need more book suggestions? Check out our favorite leprechaun books for kids!

two finished cat leprechaun crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a fun and educational holiday activity! It’s a great way for kids to learn how to problem solve, hone their hand-eye coordination, and stretch their creativity. Keeping their hands and minds busy is also a great stress relief for children. Encourage your kids to craft with the festive crafts below.

Rainbow Card Craft – Have the kids spread some cheer with this fun and colorful rainbow card! It’s a great way for them to learn their colors, and lift someone’s spirits with a hand written note inside. This card makes for a happy decoration for St. Patrick’s Day or any time of year.

Popsicle Stick St. Patrick’s Day Crafts – Kids will transform some popsicle sticks into a lucky leprechaun with this fun craft! Grab the paint and a few other crafting supplies for the kids to make their own leprechaun to celebrate the holiday with!

St patricks day craft ideas image collage

Shamrock Leprechaun Craft – This is a quick and easy craft for the kids to make this St. Patrick’s Day. The lucky four leaf clover is ready for the holiday with his leprechaun hat. Kids will love to decorate for the holiday with this completed shamrock!

Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft for Kids – This fun art project will be a hit with the kids. They’ll create a scene perfect for St. Patrick’s Day with their pipe cleaner rainbow ending at the treasured pot of gold.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

Keep the kids occupied, learning, and having fun with these festive St. Patrick’s Day color by number printables! These fun coloring pages help kids practice number recognition, color recognition, as well as fine motor skills. This no prep activity is filled with four fun and festive pages kids will love to color. 

If you’re looking for something easy to prepare for your kids or students to do for St. Patrick’s Day, then you’ll want to download these leprechaun coloring pages. With five different designs, kids will be occupied and having fun for a while. Coloring is a great way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and broaden their creativity!

hand holding cat leprechaun craft

These St. Patrick’s Day do a dot printables are a fun activity that reinforces educational skills. This set is filled with art, math, reading, and fine motor practice pages. They’ll help kids with letter recognition, numbers, counting, graphing, and so much more. Download this pack of 27 pages for some fun learning this March!

Let imaginations run free with these popsicle stick St. Patrick’s Day puppets. They’ll use their creativity to color in each of the illustrations, and scissor skills to cut out each one. They’ll then be able to use their imaginations to play pretend or put on a  puppet show for St. Patty’s Day!

hand holding cat leprechaun craft with another one in background

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More Kids’ Activities

hand holding cat leprechaun craft with another one in background

Cat Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Your kids will love creating this cat leprechaun craft! This curious little cat wanted to get in on the holiday fun, especially since there was a pot of gold to be found!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Cat template

Instructions

  1. Download the cat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the leprechaun hat by gluing the hat band in the middle of the hat, then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat. Use a black marker to draw in the inner buckle. hands gluing parts of hat for cat leprechaun
  3. Make the cat's head by gluing the spot and ear piece to each side of the cat's head. Use a pink marker to draw the inner ears and the cat's nose.
  4. Next, take the eyes and glue them below each of the eyebrows. hands gluing eyes onto face of cat leprechaun craft
  5. Place the hat on the top of the cat's head and glue it in place.
  6. Create the cat's body by gluing the belly to the middle and bottom of the cat's body. Next, glue the feet on the bottom of the body, on both sides of the belly. hands assembling parts of cat leprechaun craft
  7. Make the pot of gold by gluing the pot to the bottom and front of the gold. Take the completed pot of gold and glue the bottom part of it to the middle of the cat's body. Make sure to leave the top part of the gold unglued so you can put the cat's head behind it in the later steps.
  8. Next, glue the arms on both sides of the cat's body to make it look like it's holding the pot of gold. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides. hands gluing cat paws onto body
  9. Take the head and glue it to the top of the cat's body, behind the pot of gold.
  10. Finish up by gluing the tail to the back and bottom of the cat's body.

Notes

If this cat has too many steps for your child, we also have a 4 piece, color-in version of this craft for younger kids included in the template.

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Jamie

Friday 10th of March 2023

There's not a spot for me to enter my email address anywhere in this blog for me to get the download.

Sam

Friday 10th of March 2023

It's above the comments section, under the heading titled "Leprechaun Kitty Cat Template". If you're not able to see it, it most likely means you have a firewall blocking it from appearing. If you can allow the page or try from a personal device, you should be able to see it. Also, some readers say they're not able to see it on Chrome, but they can on other browsers. You may be able to try that as well ◡̈ Please let me know if you have any questions!

Cami

Friday 10th of March 2023

TY for sharing!

Sam

Friday 10th of March 2023

You're welcome!

Rheamarie

Thursday 9th of March 2023

Love these activities!

Sam

Friday 10th of March 2023

Thanks!

Anniee

Thursday 9th of March 2023

I am having trouble finding the Cat Leprechaun template.

taylor

Thursday 9th of March 2023

@Sam, It's not showing up on the page. I've been having the same issue with a few of the different templates.

Sam

Thursday 9th of March 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

Mindy

Thursday 9th of March 2023

Thanks!

Sam

Thursday 9th of March 2023

No problem ◡̈

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