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A Silly Photo Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Turn your child into a dancing leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day with this silly photo leprechaun craft for kids. Or see all our fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids here.

We’re back again today with another fun St. Patrick’s Day activity for kids.

If you’ve haven’t been following along, you’ll want to check out all the cool things we’ve done so far. We made everything from rainbow bracelets to handprint leprechauns, shamrocks and more!

It’s been so much fun making all these colorful crafts.

Today, we’re showing you how to turn your child (or student) into a silly leprechaun.

Read below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how simple it is to create!

Photo Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Boy photo leprechaun craft

Supplies

photo leprechaun craft supplies

Directions

Download the leprechaun template and print it out.

There are 2 different templates included in the download. The first one is for parents and has all the pieces of the template on two pages. If you use this option, you’ll print it out on white card stock, cut out and trace onto the corresponding colored card stock, then cut out again.

The second one is for multiple kids or for use in the classroom and has the pieces divided according to the colored paper they are to be printed on. Print each page on the colored paper specified at the bottom of the page and then cut the pieces out that you’ll need.

Cut out your child’s face from the photograph and color over their hair, eyebrows (and beard if you want to make one) with the orange sharpie. Cut out hands for the leprechaun by cutting out an oval shape from the cream paper.

Hand drawing orange hair and eyebrows on boy’s photo

Glue the bottom of the hat to the base of the hat top. Next, glue the hat band onto of both pieces. Use the scissors to trim off any excess. Place the completed hat onto your child’s head and glue in place.

Hand gluing leprechaun hat on boy’s photo

Assemble the leprechaun by gluing the shoes behind the pants. Next glue the pants behind the bottom of the torso.

Glue the hands behind the arms, then glue the arms behind the middle of the torso. Position the white triangle at the top of the torso and glue into place.

Hand assembling leprechaun body

Create the belt by gluing the small black square in the middle of the large yellow square, then gluing this onto the black belt. Glue the belt onto the torso, just beneath the white triangle.

Hand assembling leprechaun belt for craft

Now you have yourself a silly leapin’ leprechaun!

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the leprechaun template emailed to you.

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Start off with books! We all know how beneficial reading to kids is, so let’s get some more bedtime reading in. Grab these books from the local library or buy them from Amazon to add them to your home library.

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!

closeup of photo 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!

photo leprechaun craft

Photo Leprechaun Craft For Kids

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

Turn your child into a silly leprechaun with this photo leprechaun craft for St. Patrick's Day!

Materials

  • Colored card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Orange marker
  • Photo of your child’s face (about 2″ wide)
  • Leprechaun template

Instructions

  1. Download the leprechaun template and print it out.
  2. Cut out your child's face from the photograph and color over their hair, eyebrows (and beard if you want to make one) with the orange sharpie.
  3. Cut out hands for the leprechaun by cutting out an oval shape from the cream paper.
  4. Assemble the leprechaun by gluing the shoes behind the pants. Next glue the pants behind the bottom of the torso.
  5. Glue the hands behind the arms, then glue the arms behind the middle of the torso.
  6. Position the white triangle at the top of the torso and glue into place.
  7. Create the belt by gluing the small black square in the middle of the large yellow square, then gluing this onto the black belt. Glue the belt onto the torso, just beneath the white triangle.
  8. Glue the bottom of the hat to the base of the hat top. Next, glue the hat band onto of both pieces. Use the scissors to trim off any excess.
  9. Glue the completed hat onto the head of your child's photo.

Free Leprechaun Template

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Taylor

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Id love a leprechaun template!

Sam T

Friday 26th of February 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ?

Donna Berghahn

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

I"d love the leprechaun template. THank you.

Sam T

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Did you enter your email in the form at the end of the post? If so, it will be sent to you directly ?

Cynthia Lopez

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

Leprechaun Template please

Sam T

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Did you enter your email in the form at the end of the post? If so, it will be sent to you directly :)

Rachel

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Can't wait to try this with my students

Sam T

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Awesome; hope everyone likes it!

Stacy

Tuesday 19th of February 2019

It was great!

Sam T

Wednesday 20th of February 2019

Yay, I'm glad!

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