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
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- .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)
Download the shamrock template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the shamrock, just above the midpoint of the body.
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.
Create the leprechaun hat by gluing the black band to the middle of the hat.
Place the yellow buckle in the middle of the black band, then glue the black inner buckle in the middle of the yellow buckle.
Glue the leprechaun hat to the top of the shamrock’s leaf.
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. Patrick’s Day!
Need more book suggestions? Check out our favorite leprechaun books for kids!
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.
Kids can practice their fine motor skills, letter recognition, and more with these St. Patrick’s do a dot printables! These are perfect as an activity to use at home or in the classroom.
Looking for a fun, no prep St. Patrick’s day activity? These St. Patrick’s Day color by number printables will help kids practice number and color recognition, plus fine motor skills. Just download and print!
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More Kids Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- .5" circle punch (optional)
- Shamrock template
- Download the shamrock template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue the eyes just above the mouth, in the middle of the shamrock.
- Position the nose in between and slightly on top of the bottom of the eyes and glue in place.
- Assemble the leprechaun hat by gluing the black band to the hat.
- Next, place the yellow buckle in the middle of the black band.
- Finish the hat by gluing the black inner buckle in the middle of the yellow buckle.
- Place the hat on the of the shamrock and glue it in place.