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 Craft
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- 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 and hope your kids like it too!
St. Patricks Day Ideas For Kids
We have many more fun and entertaining ideas to help make your St Patrick’s Day special. With activities to suit everyone, you can be sure it’ll be a holiday to remember!
We have listed all our favorite ideas below, so be sure to check them out. Your kids will jump with joy when they see all the exciting activities you have planned!
St. Patricks Day Children’s Books
Reading helps children to learn, explore, and grow. Enjoying a book together can help broaden your kid’s vocabulary, strengthen their reading skills, and provide a fun way to pass the time.
Children can build a lifelong love for reading with consistent access to engaging books. Reading also helps them gain an appreciation for storytelling and the written word, allowing them to make connections between the stories they read and their own experiences.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day books for children.
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!
St Patricks Day Crafts For Kids
Crafting provides a fun way for children to express themselves and explore their imaginations. Creating something with their own hands also helps teach kids about problem-solving, patience, and perseverance!
Add some more crafting time to your St Patrick’s Day celebrations with these crafts below, and watch as your kids let their creativity soar!
Leprechaun Minion Craft – These silly and lovable little creatures are a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration! With just a few simple supplies, your kids can make their own Dispicible Me-inspired leprechauns to join in the fun. Just don’t be surprised if they want to take their creation with them wherever they go!
Leprechaun Handprint Craft – Spread the luck of the Irish with this adorable and easy to create leprechaun handprint craft. Your little ones will love turning their handprints into mischievous leprechauns, and you can add them to your St. Patrick’s Day decorations for years to come.
Pot of Gold Card Craft – You don’t need to find the end of the rainbow to get your pot of gold; these sweet cards will do the trick! Whether you’re crafting at home or in the classroom, your kids will love making their own pot of gold cards to gift to friends and family.
Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet – This adorable craft will bring a smile to even the grumpiest of leprechauns! Kids will love putting this craft together, which only requires a few basic supplies. Once complete, they’ll have a great time retelling their favorite stories with these little friends!
St Patricks Day Activities For Kids
These St. Patrick’s Day cutting practice worksheets are perfect for children who are just starting out with scissors. With fun and engaging images, these worksheets will help your kids practice the skill of cutting while adding a little St. Patrick’s Day fun to the mix.
Coloring pages are a great way to keep your child entertained while practicing their fine motor skills. These leprechaun coloring pages allow your kids to express their creativity while keeping them entertained. Plus, they make great holiday gifts for family and friends!
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 top of the shamrock and glue it in place.