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Easy Leprechaun Handprint Craft [Free Template]

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and it’s time to get creative! Crafting is a great way to celebrate the holiday with your kids while teaching them some valuable skills.

Our leprechaun handprint craft will surely put a smile on your kid’s face this St. Paddy’s Day! Not only is it fun and easy, but you’ll have something to treasure for years to come.

For even more St. Patrick’s Day fun, check out our complete list of St. Patrick’s Day crafts. There’s no doubt your kids will love them all and wish it was St. Patrick’s Day every day!

Handprint Leprechaun Craft

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

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All you need are some simple supplies like markers, paper, and scissors. Let your kids get creative with their handprints – no two will be the same! With this handprint leprechaun craft, your kids will work on their cutting skills and hand-eye coordination as they cut out and assemble the paper pieces.

This craft is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! Download the free template and follow our tutorial below to get started.

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 it 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!

two handprint leprechaun crafts

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun

If you want to keep the St. Patrick’s Day fun going, we have compiled some great ideas to help you do just that! 

These engaging activities will keep your little ones occupied, entertained, and learning at the same time. From sharing a book to enjoying some more crafting, there’s something for every child to enjoy!

Keep reading below for some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities.

Children’s St. Patrick’s Day Books

There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with your little ones and diving into a good book. Not only is it a great way to spend time together, but it’s also incredibly beneficial for your child’s development. Reading books to your kids helps to enhance their imagination, build their vocabulary, and improve their listening skills. 

St. Patricks’s Day books are the perfect way to get kids excited about the holiday and the wonderful stories that come with it. Check out some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day children’s books below!

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!

hand holding handprint leprechaun craft

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Crafts

Who doesn’t love getting their hands messy and creating something beautiful? Crafting is not only a fun activity for kids, but it also offers numerous benefits. It helps them work on important skills such as hand-eye coordination and problem-solving.

Crafting is also a great creative outlet for boosting your kid’s confidence. Once they finish their craft project, they can proudly show off their hard work! So keep reading, grab your supplies, and gather some inspiration with our range of St. Patrick’s Day kids’ crafts!

Cat Leprechaun Craft – If your kids love cats, they’ll be purring with delight when they make this fun craft! Perfect for kids of all ages, this easy-to-make cat leprechaun craft helps to teach basic cutting and pasting skills. These sweet little furballs will surely bring fun this St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Preschool Craft – Your little ones will love exploring their creative side while putting together this lucky craft. Kids will have so much fun bending and shaping the pipe cleaners to form their shamrock’s little legs! This preschool-friendly craft is so simple and easy they’ll be able to master it in no time.

St. Patrick's Day craft ideas image collage

Leprechaun Headband Craft – This is more than just a craft; it’s a costume! Kids will love dressing up this St. Patrick’s Day with their own funny leprechaun headband. Our downloadable template makes this a perfect activity for both the classroom and at home. Watch as your kids light up when they transform into adorable leprechauns!

Pot of Gold and Rainbow Craft – Who doesn’t love a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? With this craft, your kids will be able to create their own! This pot of gold and rainbow craft is an easy and fun activity for your kids to enjoy. Plus, it’ll make a wonderfully festive decoration when they’re done!

St. Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

Your kids will love these St. Patrick’s Day cutting practice worksheets. This fun activity helps kids with their fine motor skills and makes them excited to learn! They’ll cut and paste their way to a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed project without ever feeling like they’re doing work.

Coloring is a great way to have your kids unwind while still keeping their brains engaged. So get the crayons out and download our St. Patrick’s Day color by numbers templates!

Kids can work on their numeracy skills while bringing each page to life with color. Once complete, they’ll have a fabulous handmade piece of art to show off their hard work.

St. Patrick's Day kids activities image collage

These leprechaun coloring pages are a super handy no-prep activity for kids. Just print and color! The fun and festive designs are enough to have anyone feeling lucky this St. Paddy’s Day. Full of silly leprechauns in various poses and settings, your kids will be entertained for hours!

Get your kids busy by making these with these whimsical popsicle stick St. Patrick’s Day puppets! All you need are some simple materials, a couple of popsicle sticks, and your kid’s imagination. These sweet puppets are sure to be the star of the show this St. Patrick’s Day!

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.

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Leprechaun Craft Template

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geoffrey

Friday 1st of March 2024

send tthe template please

Sam

Monday 4th of March 2024

Hi! I just checked your email and it’s listed as “unconfirmed” which means you didn’t click the link in the first email. If you didn’t see it, my best guess is it landed in your junk folder. If you can check that folder for my email (sam@simpleeverydaymom.com) and click the link, you’ll be set ◡̈

Nicole

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Would you please send me the handprint craft Thank you!!

Sam

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

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 ◡̈

john

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Could I have the template please?

Sam

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

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 ◡̈

Judy

Monday 26th of February 2024

Hi Sam, I would like the leprechaun template, please.

Thank you!

Sam

Monday 26th of February 2024

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Lucy

Saturday 24th of February 2024

Please send me the leprechaun template

Sam

Monday 26th of February 2024

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 ◡̈

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