Skip to Content

Leprechaun Teddy Bear Craft For Kids [Free Template]

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve been planning some fun crafts for the kids to celebrate!

Your little ones will love to dress up their favorite cuddly companion for the holiday with this leprechaun teddy bear craft!

We found some more St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities at the end of the rainbow! Come check these treasures out.

Cute Leprechaun Craft

Leprechaun teddy bear cover image

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate and a participant in other affiliate programs, I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. Read our disclosure policy.

This sweet little craft will get your kids in the holiday spirit and ready for all things green, plus it’s a cinch to make since we have provided two templates to choose from.

The first template is the craft version where kids will assemble the bear from colored paper. The second template is a black and white version kids can color in and then cut and paste the teddy’s hat in place!

It’s a great project for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten aged kids to get in on the holiday fun with. Choose which one is best for your child’s skill level and get them practicing using scissors, gluing pieces into place, and following directions.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Bear template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
leprechaun teddy bear cut and paste version

Directions

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

printed leprechaun teddy bear template with "download the template on the blog" overlay

Start by gluing the inner ears to each of the bear’s ears.

hands gluing part of ear onto teddy bear

Glue the eyes, one on each side, underneath the eyebrows.

hands gluing eyes onto teddy bear face

Place the nose and mouth piece below the eyes and glue it in place.

hands gluing nose to face of teddy bear

Next, glue the shirt to the teddy bear’s body, then glue the heart to the middle of the shirt.

Position the arms behind the sleeves and glue them in place.

hands gluing arms onto teddy bear

Take the bottom of the feet pieces and glue them to the middle of each of the feet.

hands gluing legs onto teddy bear

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

Place the outer buckle in the middle of the hat band and glue it in place. Glue the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides of the hat.

hands gluing buckle to hat for teddy bear

Finish by gluing the hat to the top of the teddy bear’s head.

hands gluing finished hat onto teddy bear head

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

hand holding finished leprechaun teddy bear craft

St. Patricks Day Ideas For Kids

There is no better way to keep learning going with your kids than through the creative and fun world of crafts, activities, and reading time.

Crafting is a great way for kids to develop their motor skills, boost self-esteem and build confidence. In addition to this, activities are an excellent way to engage in problem solving, encourage collaboration, and develop critical thinking.

Finally, a few moments dedicated to reading can open up whole new worlds of possibilities as well as provide crucial language development opportunities. Keep reading for some of our top ideas for kids this St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

Reading to your kids will not only help them understand language but will also nurture their minds, creating a love of books and learning that they can carry with them throughout life.

Plus, if you make it fun – like using funny voices or costumes – you can also have a few laughs along the way! Turn off the TV and get out some books!

Some of our top St. Patrick’s Day book recommendations are 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!

two examples of finished leprechaun teddy bear

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

Kids love to make festive crafts they can celebrate and decorate for the holidays with! Crafting is a great way to help them work on essential skills for their development all while having fun.

In addition to working on important skills, it’s a great mood and confidence booster. Add in some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts to get the kids inspired to make something festive today!

Leprechaun Headband Craft – A fun way to get the kids into the St. Patty’s Day spirit is with these headbands. There’s 2 versions of this craft to choose from.

The first template is the craft version where the kids will cut out and glue the colored paper pieces together to form their headbands. If you’re using it with a large group or a younger child, the color-in version works great.

Shamrock Leprechaun Craft – These lucky shamrocks will be a hit with the kids! They’ll love making these four leaf clovers topped with a leprechaun hat. This craft is a great way for kids to learn to focus and follow directions.

St Patrick's Day craft ideas image collage

Rainbow Card Craft – This fun and colorful craft is sure to be a hit with the kids. This beautiful card is a great way to send a message on St. Patrick’s Day or any time of year since it’s so cheerful. Grab the free template to get the kids started!

St. Patrick’s Day Name Craft – We’ve found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and it’s overflowing with gold coins.

These gold coins are a great way for kids to practice letter recognition and spelling out their names. Get the template for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day project.

St Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

These St. Patrick’s Day Cutting Practice Worksheets are a great way for kids to practice using their scissors!

These four worksheets will improve their scissor skills, counting, and matching skills. Grab the scissors and these four sheets for a great activity to do this St. Patrick’s Day. 

A great way for kids to get into the holiday spirit is to color these leprechaun coloring pages! Five different designs will keep kids occupied and having fun for a while. Coloring is a great way to bond with your kids, so grab the crayons or markers for some festive fun. 

single image of leprechaun teddy bear

Kids will have a blast with these popsicle stick St. Patrick’s Day puppets. They’ll use their creativity to color in each of the illustrations, then use their imaginations pretending or putting on a St. Patrick’s Day puppet show. All you have to do is print the template and sit back and watch the fun.

These festive St. Patrick’s Day color by numbers are a great way to help kids practice number recognition, color recognition, and fine motor skills.

Kids will complete four designs with numbers ranging from 1 to 6. It’s a great no-prep activity, so download it and get to coloring!

hand holding leprechaun teddy bear with another in background

Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

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!

More Kids’ Activities

hand holding finished leprechaun teddy bear craft

Leprechaun Teddy Bear Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Your little ones will love to dress up their favorite cuddly companion for the holiday with this leprechaun teddy bear craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Bear template

Instructions

  1. Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start by gluing the inner ears to each of the bear's ears. hands gluing part of ear onto teddy bear
  3. Glue the eyes, one on each side, underneath the eyebrows.
  4. Place the nose and mouth piece below the eyes and glue it in place. hands gluing nose to face of teddy bear
  5. Next, glue the shirt to the teddy bear's body, then glue the heart to the middle of the shirt.
  6. Position the arms behind the sleeves and glue them in place. hands gluing arms onto teddy bear
  7. Take the bottom of the feet pieces and glue them to the middle of each of the feet.
  8. Make the hat by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat.
  9. Place the outer buckle in the middle of the hat band and glue it in place. Glue the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides of the hat. hands gluing buckle to hat for teddy bear
  10. Finish by gluing the hat to the top of the teddy bear's head.

Did you make this craft?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Leprechaun Teddy Bear Craft Template

Leprechaun Template

Enter your email address below to download your free printable and join the email list. 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions