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Shamrock Leprechaun Craft [Free Template]

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It’s nearly St. Patty’s Day!!! How does your family like to celebrate?

You know we love crafts, so of course, we think crafting should be included in the celebrations!

This shamrock leprechaun craft is a cute St. Patrick’s Day craft that’s simple and quick to make.

Just download the free printable template, gather your crafting supplies, and get started!

This activity is easy enough to make it with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children. Besides being fun to make, it’ll also help kids learn to focus, improve their scissor skills, and follow directions.

Check out our quick video tutorial below to see exactly how to make this shamrock leprechaun with your kids or students.

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • .5″ circle punch (optional)
  • Shamrock template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

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

hand holding leprechaun shamrock craft template

Glue the eyes in the middle of the shamrock, just above the midpoint of the body.

hand gluing eyes onto leprechaun shamrock

Use the circle punch (or scissors) to cut out a dark green nose for the shamrock. Glue it in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.

hand gluing nose onto leprechaun shamrock

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

hand gluing black hat band onto leprechaun shamrock

Place the yellow buckle in the middle of the black band, then glue the black inner buckle in the middle of the yellow buckle.

hand gluing buckle onto leprechaun shamrock hat
hand gluing inner buckle onto leprechaun shamrock hat

Glue the leprechaun hat to the top of the shamrock’s leaf.

hand gluing hat onto leprechaun shamrock
two shamrock leprechaun crafts

Isn’t this one so cute? We think so!

More St. Patricks Day Ideas

Want even more ideas to make St. Patrick’s Day special? Browse all of our fun ideas below to see which activities will best suit your 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! 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 shamrock leprechaun craft

We have lots more crafts to celebrate as well! One of our top picks is this handprint leprechaun craft. It’s easy, cute, and great for young kids to make!

This leprechaun minion craft is another favorite. It’s so silly and great for Despicable Me fans.

Grab your child’s photo and some pom poms to make this shamrock craft for kids. It’s a great activity to work on fine motor skills.

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!

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For a chance to have your child’s craft 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!

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Shamrock Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Shamrock Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Turn this cute shamrock into a leprechaun to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • .5" circle punch (optional)
  • Shamrock template

Instructions

  1. Download the shamrock template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the eyes just above the mouth, in the middle of the shamrock.
  3. Position the nose in between and slightly on top of the bottom of the eyes and glue in place.
  4. Assemble the leprechaun hat by gluing the black band to the hat.
  5. Next, place the yellow buckle in the middle of the black band.
  6. Finish the hat by gluing the black inner buckle in the middle of the yellow buckle.
  7. Place the hat on the of the shamrock and glue it in place.

Shamrock Leprechaun Template

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