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Cute Leprechaun Dog Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the luck of the Irish with your children? Invite them to get crafting with this adorable leprechaun dog craft! This festive project is a great way for your little ones to transform a lovable pup into a lucky leprechaun.

Crafting isn’t just about creating cute holiday decorations, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for kids to hone their fine motor skills, use their creativity, and learn in a hands-on way.

This little Irish dog will be a hit with the kids, and they’ll be so excited to show off their new St. Patrick’s Day decoration. 

Keep the holiday fun going by finding even more St. Patrick’s Day crafts for your kids to make this March.

Saint Patrick’s Day Craft Idea

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With just a dash of creativity and a pinch of imagination, your little ones can bring their own leprechaun pup to life. Gather up some basic crafting supplies like colorful paper, scissors, glue, and our free printable template.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Dog Template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
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How To Make A Leprechaun Dog

Begin by downloading the dog template. Print out the pieces and let the kids cut out the pieces they’ll need.

leprechaun dog craft template

Start the fun by helping your kids glue the eyes onto the dog.

hand gluing the eyes of the leprechaun dog craft

Next, encourage your kids to stick the inner ears to each of the dog’s ears.

hand gluing the ears of the leprechaun dog craft

Now, let’s add some style with a collar. Help your child attach the collar around the dog’s neck, then add the dog charm to the middle.

hand gluing the collars of the leprechaun dog craft

Time to bring on some expressions with a nose and mouth! Place these pieces below the eyes and and secure it to the dog’s face.

hand gluing the nose and mouth piece of leprechaun dog craft

Finish the crafty fun by showing your kids how to glue the hat to the top of the dog’s head. And voila! Our doggy is now the talk of the town, looking dapper as ever!

hand gluing the hat to the top of the dog's head

We’re sure your kiddo will love creating this craft for St. Patrick’s Day! Check out our other animal crafts they will love to make too!

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More Kids Activities

St. Patrick’s Day School Ideas

Get your students ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some fun and festive craft and activity ideas! To get them excited for the holiday, explore Irish stories, hands-on projects, and engaging activities that will inspire and teach.

Find the treasure at the end of the rainbow that’s filled with books, crafts, and activities that promise to captivate your little learners during the holiday season! Keep reading for some of our favorite ideas and be sure to save the ones that will be a hit in the classroom.

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St Patrick’s 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! Please read this book and let your kiddos build their 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!

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Crafts For St. Patrick’s Day

Pot of Gold Card Craft – Get ready to strike gold this St. Patrick’s Day with our dazzling pot of gold card! You can opt for shimmering glitter paper or colored paper to make the gold. The card is sure to shine bright with luck and cheer for the recipient!

St. Patrick’s Day Name Craft – Kids will find their very own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to practice spelling their names with the gold coins that have spilled out. Let the rainbow lead the way to fun and learning!

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Cat Leprechaun Craft – Join the holiday fun with our adorable cat leprechaun! This curious feline can’t wait to explore the St. Patrick’s Day festivities and hunt for that elusive pot of gold. Kids will love dressing up their cute cat with a leprechaun hat while honing essential skills.

Leprechaun Cut and Paste Craft – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our cut and paste leprechaun! Kids will love getting into the festive spirit while practicing their scissor skills making it a perfect combination of fun and learning!

St. Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

Let the holiday celebrations begin with our fun and engaging St. Patrick’s Day do a dot printables! These fun activities offer more than just entertainment for kids; they enhance letter recognition, fine motor skills, numbers, counting, and even graphing.

With 27 pages featuring festive art and educational challenges, including dot art, letter and number recognition, fine motor practice, graphing, mazes, and shape identification, there’s something exciting for every young learner to explore!

Boost scissor skills while keeping kids entertained with our St. Patrick’s Day cutting practice worksheets! Each activity sheet features various cutting paths, matching exercises, and even counting practice, all wrapped up in a festive theme that promises to captivate young learners.

Developing scissor skills enhances hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and fine motor control, laying the foundation for greater independence as children grow. Bring these printables home or to school for hours of educational enjoyment!

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Celebrate with our St. Patrick’s Day color by numbers, blending fun and learning in one festive package! Featuring four captivating designs with numbers spanning 1-6, kids will enjoy coloring while honing counting skills, refining fine motor abilities, and expanding color recognition.

These engaging activities offer a playful way to embrace the holiday spirit while fostering important developmental milestones.

Combine learning with holiday fun with these St. Patrick’s Day printable activities! With just one click, you’ll have printables to give your kids including word searches, I Spy challenges, counting games, roll and color activities, tracing exercises, pattern recognition, and alphabet fun.

Each page promises fun while effortlessly blending learning and fun without any stress or prep.

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Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Cute Leprechaun Dog Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the luck of the Irish with your children? Invite them to get crafting with this adorable leprechaun dog craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Dog Template

Instructions

  1. Download the Dog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side, underneath the eyebrows
  3. Next, glue the inner ears to each of the dog’s ears.
  4. Attach the collar to the dog’s neck using glue.
  5. Place the nose and mouthpiece below the eyes and glue it in place.
  6. Finish by gluing the hat to the top of the dog’s head.

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Dog Leprechaun Template

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beth

Monday 11th of March 2024

cute idea- kids will love it!

Sam

Monday 11th of March 2024

Awesome!

Benita Tackett

Sunday 10th of March 2024

Can you send me the download for the fog & Cat leprechaun s plz? There's no where I can find to download them

Sam

Monday 11th of March 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Gayle

Wednesday 6th of March 2024

This puppy will be a hit in my playroom. Grandkids will love it.

Benita Tackett

Sunday 10th of March 2024

@Gayle, I can't get to where it allows me to download it or the cat. My niece & nephew want to make them.

Sam

Thursday 7th of March 2024

Oh, great!

Colleen

Monday 4th of March 2024

super cute idea

Sam

Monday 4th of March 2024

Thanks, Colleen! I hope you can try it out!

Colleen McCoy

Sunday 3rd of March 2024

We could do this for community helpers as well for veterinarians. As well as St Patrick’s Day

Sam

Monday 4th of March 2024

Oh, nice! I hope you can do it for one of those!

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