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Easy Leprechaun Handprint Craft [Free Template]

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Have fun this St. Patrick’s Day making this cute leprechaun handprint craft with your kids!

Now that my kids are a little older, we love celebrating the less popular holidays right along side the popular ones.

Things like Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, National Donut Day and of course, St. Patrick’s Day.

We don’t do anything over the top- just usually a few fun crafts or art projects and a delicious treat! 

Today we’re sharing this simple leprechaun paper craft that kids will love to make. It’s another one of our easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts!

Read on below to see how simple it is to make with your kids or students.

Handprint Leprechaun Craft

handprint leprechaun craft image collage with the words handprint leprechaun in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Leprechaun template (enter your email in the form located at the end of this page to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding handprint leprechaun template

Glue the eyes to the middle of the leprechaun face.

hand gluing eyes to handprint leprechaun face

Place the nose just below and in between the eyes and glue in place.

hand gluing nose to handprint leprechaun face

Use an orange marker to draw the eyebrows just above the eyes.

hand drawing eyebrows onto handprint leprechaun face

Trace your child’s hand on a piece of orange paper and cut it out. Position the face in the middle of the handprint, with the fingers pointed down, and glue in place.

hand gluing face to handprint leprechaun beard

Create the hat by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat.

hand gluing band to handprint leprechaun hat

Glue the yellow buckle in the middle of the black band and then glue the black inner buckle in the middle of the yellow buckle.

hand gluing buckle to handprint leprechaun hat
hand gluing inner buckle to handprint leprechaun hat

Place the completed hat on the top of the leprechaun handprint and glue it in place.

hand gluing hat to handprint leprechaun craft

This is such a simple craft your kids will love creating for St. Patrick’s Day!

Since this craft uses common supplies, it makes a great art project in the classroom too!

If you want to use the template don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of the post to have the link emailed to you.

two handprint leprechaun crafts

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun

We’re always looking for more ways to keep the kids occupied and learning. Check out these ideas below to keep your child engaged and having fun!

Books are an essential! Grab them from the library or buy them on Amazon to add to your home collection.

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. Patricks’ Day!

hand holding handprint leprechaun craft

Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!

Get Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts!

hand holding handprint leprechaun craft

Handprint Leprechaun Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy handprint leprechaun craft with the kids for St. Patrick's Day!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Leprechaun template

Tools

Instructions

  1. Download the leprechaun template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the eyes to the middle of the leprechaun face.
  3. Place the nose just below and in between the eyes and glue in place.
  4. Use an orange marker to draw the eyebrows just above the eyes.
  5. Trace your child's hand on a piece of orange paper and cut it out. Position the face in the middle of the handprint, with the fingers pointed down, and glue in place.
  6. Create the hat by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat.
  7. Glue the yellow buckle in the middle of the black band and then glue the black inner buckle in the middle of the yellow buckle.
  8. Place the completed hat on the top of the leprechaun handprint and glue it in place.

Leprechaun Craft Template

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