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Leprechaun Minion Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Are your kids obsessed with Minions and all things green?

Well, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and that presents the perfect opportunity to combine their love for these silly yellow and green characters with a festive craft project!

Our leprechaun minion craft is perfect for preschoolers, students, or crafty crew of any age. It’s a surefire way to keep them entertained while celebrating the luck of the Irish.

Plus, it is a sneaky way for little ones to develop their fine motor skills as they cut, glue, and create their minion-leprechaun mashup.

For more engaging and creative crafts, explore our collection of St. Patrick’s Day Crafts. Whether you’re looking for simple crafts or fun activities to keep the little ones entertained, we have something for everyone.

Leprechaun Minion Printable Craft

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This craft is super easy and perfect for decorating, giving as gifts, or having fun.

There are many ways to do it, but most used are construction paper, markers, and whatever craft supplies you have to give your normal minion a leprechaun makeover.

Doing this with a bunch of kids? No worries! Construction paper works just fine if card stock isn’t in the budget.

We’ve even got a free template you can download to make things even easier. So basically, all you need is a few simple supplies and a dash of creativity, and you’ll be crafting up a storm in no time!



To get started, let’s download the template together. Once you’ve printed it, have your kids grab the scissors and carefully cut out all the different parts, spreading them out on a big table to prepare them for assembly.

Hands holding leprechaun minion craft template

Now, with all the pieces cut out, it’s time to bring this minion to life. Let your kid grab the overalls and spread some glue on the back. Carefully, they’ll place it at the bottom of the minion body, making sure those cute little pant legs are dangling off just right.

Hands gluing green overall to paper minion

Next up, boots! These minions must be ready, so let your kid get those boots in place. Flip the minion’s body over and glue the boots behind the pant legs.

Hands gluing boots onto paper minion craft

Time for some arms! Help your kid find the perfect spot on either side of the body, just below the overall straps. A little glue on the back, and voilà, our minion can now wave hello!

Hands gluing arms to paper minion craft

Beard time! This is what gives minions that special leprechaun touch. Guide your kids to spread glue on the back of the beard and press it onto the body under the minion’s smile. Make sure it’s centered so it looks extra dapper.

Hands gluing beard onto leprechaun minion craft

Now for the fun part—making his goggles! Take the white eyepiece and glue it onto the gray goggle part.

Hands gluing minion eye to google

Next, grab the brown iris (the colored part in the center of the eye) and plop it right in the middle of the white eye. Glue it down to hold it in place.

Hands gluing paper minion eye together

It’s time to bring this minion to life! Using a black marker, let your kids draw a tiny black dot for the pupil.

Hands drawing pupil on paper minion eye

Almost done! Have your kid put the goggle straps on either side of the minion’s head, like a headband. Glue them in place, then pop the finished goggles in the middle of the straps.

Hands gluing goggle straps onto leprechaun minion craft

Guide your kid to put the completed eye right in the goggle straps. Now the minion can see all the St. Patrick’s Day fun!

Hands gluing eye onto paper leprechaun minion

The finishing touch is the green hat. Have your kid glue it to the top of the minion’s head, making him an official leprechaun minion.

Hands gluing hat onto paper leprechaun minion

For the final detail, let your kid draw the overall pocket using a dark green marker. It’s all in the details!

Hands drawing pocket onto minion leprechaun overalls

And there you have it—a charming leprechaun minion ready to join the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Have the kids place their craft somewhere special, and let’s celebrate the luck of the Irish!

leprechaun minion craft

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Adapting This Craft For Young Kids

Because this craft has several small pieces, the recommended age range is around 6 and up.

But hey, no worries if you’ve got younger ones eager to join in the fun! It can still be done with some extra grown-up help. Keep an eye on those little hands around the tiny pieces; you’ll be all set for a creative adventure together! It’s like teamwork, right?

Two minion leprechaun crafts

So, when you’re diving into this paper craft with kiddos who are still mastering their scissor skills, it’s a good idea to prep by cutting out all the template pieces in advance. Trust me, it’ll make the process smoother!

And if you’re eager to kick things off, you can start by assembling the eye/goggle combo and attaching the arms before the little ones join in on the fun.

No matter the age group of the kiddos, we’re pretty sure they will have a blast crafting and flaunting their very own leprechaun minion!

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

Looking for some fun activities to keep the little leprechauns entertained?

We have a pot of gold worth of ideas to keep your kiddos entertained, from crafty creations to adorable books and fun activities.

So, put on your greenest grin and keep reading, and you’ll find out how to make this St. Patrick’s Day the luckiest ever!

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

We always recommend starting any theme with books! These St. Patrick’s Day books are fun and will definitely keep the kids engaged. Grab them from the library or buy them 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! 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!

Closeup of minion leprechaun craft for kids

Saint Patrick Day Crafts

Whether your little leprechauns are budding artists or love getting their hands messy, these crafts are perfect for honing their fine motor skills and creativity. They’re super easy (no artistic skills required!) and, most importantly, fun to make. Below are some crafty ideas that’ll make your kids feel lucky!

Leprechaun Teddy Bear Craft – This adorable teddy bear gets a leprechaun makeover! It’s perfect for little ones who love to cut and paste. Cutting out shapes for the hat and vest enhances fine motor skills, while drawing the leprechaun’s face adds a personal touch.

Leprechaun Handprint Craft – Get ready for some hands-on fun without the mess! Then, help your little leprechaun trace their hand onto the paper and cut out the shape. Add details like hats, vests, and maybe even a pot of gold. Tracing and cutting foster fine motor skills, offering a fun and educational way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Collage of St. Patricks Crafts For Kids

Shamrock Preschool Craft – Keep it simple and green with this shamrock craft! This is perfect for younger kids who are still mastering their cutting skills. Construction paper, glue, and pipe cleaners can become a festive and colorful shamrock for them to display proudly.

Pot of Gold Card Craft – Who doesn’t love receiving a homemade card? Cut out a pot shape from the black cardstock and a bunch of little gold circles to make this festive craft. Then, have the kids write a message inside to express themselves and practice handwriting skills.

St. Patrick’s Day Paper Activities

Get ready for some festive fun that’s packed with learning! Below our recommended educational activities, your little leprechauns will be coloring, creating, and matching their way to mastering new skills like fine motor control, letter recognition, and even a sprinkle of Irish cheer!

Leprechaun Coloring Pages – Channel your inner artist with awesome coloring pages featuring mischievous leprechauns, overflowing pots of gold, and maybe even a rainbow or two! It’s a great way to spark creativity and enjoy some relaxing time.

St. Patrick’s Day Do-a-Dot Printables – With these interactive sheets, your kids fill in dots with markers or stickers to create a picture or pattern. It’s a fantastic activity for developing fine motor skills.

Collage of St. Patrick’s Day Paper Activities

Popsicle Stick St. Patrick’s Day Puppets – Imagine creating your mini theatre at home with these adorable puppets! They can make characters like leprechauns, shamrocks, or even a pot of gold using popsicle sticks and some craft supplies. Once they’re done, the real fun begins – put on a puppet show!

St. Patrick’s Day Alphabet Matching – This brilliant educational activity is also themed for the holiday. The goal is to match letters in different formats, like uppercase to lowercase or printed letters to cursive. Match the letters together and shout, “Hooray for St. Patrick’s Day!”

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Leprechaun Minion Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this silly leprechaun minion craft with the kids this St. Patrick's Day!


  • Colored card stock (
  • White card stock
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Leprechaun minion template


  • Scissors


  1. First, download the leprechaun minion template. Then, print it out and cut out all the pieces carefully. 
  2. Next, take the overalls and glue them on the lower part of the minion body. Ensure the pant legs are sticking out a bit from the body so it looks like the minion is wearing them.
  3. Then, grab the boots and glue them behind the pant legs so they look like the minion's feet.
  4. Now, it's time to give the minion some arms. Glue them on either side of the body, just below the straps of the overalls.
  5. Next, let's make the minion's face. Glue the beard on the body, with the center part of the beard just below the minion's smile. The beard should cover most of the body, leaving only the eyes and mouth visible.
  6. To make the minion's eye, glue the white eye to the gray goggles. Then, glue the brown iris in the middle of the white eye. Using the black marker, draw a small dot for the pupil.
  7. To attach the eye to the minion's head, glue the goggle straps on either side of the head. The straps should go around the head, and the eye should be in the center. 
  8. Finally, to complete the leprechaun minion, glue the green hat to the top of the head. And voila, you have a leprechaun minion!

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Free Leprechaun Minion Template

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Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

Leprechaun Minion Craft For Kids


Thursday 23rd of March 2023

I'm not sure if you're looking for the template or not, but if so...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 🙂

Lauren C.

Monday 13th of March 2023

The Email form is no longer on the bottom of the page, how do I ge the PDF?


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

It's above the comments section, under the heading titled "Free Leprechaun Minion 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!

Debeve Isabelle

Sunday 12th of March 2023

Vos bricolages sont super! Je vais m'amuser à réaliser celui-ci. Merci pour vos partage.


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Thanks so much! I’m glad you can use it!


Tuesday 16th of March 2021

So cute!

Sam T

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Thank you!


Monday 9th of March 2020

So cute and easy to do!

Sam T

Tuesday 10th of March 2020


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