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St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Craft For Kids [Free Template]

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun day for kids to celebrate and get in on the fun! They’re excited to wear green to avoid the pinches from the leprechaun, make a fun craft, and have a festive treat!

For a fun and festive craft when the holiday comes around this year, kids can celebrate by making this fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day gnome craft

Once your kids have hung up their adorable gnome decoration, be sure to check out some more of our St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities to keep the fun going!

Leprechaun Gnome Craft

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Your kids will have a blast making their little gnome that’s dressed up as a leprechaun holding his lucky charm! Our free template makes pulling this project together a snap.

We’ve included two versions for you to choose from based on your child’s skill level. There’s the regular craft version made with colored paper or a cut and paste version that younger kids can color in the gnome and paste his hat and nose.

Grab the template and a handful of supplies to get the kids having fun and strengthening their fine motor skills this St. Patty’s Day! 

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Leprechaun template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
st patricks day gnome craft cut and paste version

Directions

Download the leprechaun craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

printed st patricks day gnome craft with 'download the template on the blog' overlay

Begin by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat, then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat band. Take the inner buckle and glue it to the outer buckle.

hands gluing buckle onto gnome

Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the head.

hand gluing eyes onto gnome face

Next, take the beard and glue it to the bottom of the leprechaun’s face.

hands gluing beard onto gnome face

Glue the nose to the middle of the head, so it’s just above the mouth.

hands gluing nose onto gnome face

Place the shoes at the bottom of the leprechaun’s body and glue them in place.

hands gluing feet onto gnome body

Position the leprechaun’s face at the top of the body and glue it in place.

hands gluing body onto legs of gnome

Next, glue the horseshoe to the middle of the leprechaun’s beard. Optionally: Use a marker to draw circles along the horseshoe.

hands assembling gnome

Take the hands and place them on both sides of the horseshoe and glue them in place.

hands gluing gnome hands onto body

Finish up by gluing the hat to the top of the leprechaun’s head.

hands gluing gnome hat onto head

We’re sure your kiddos had a blast making this fun St. Patrick’s Day gnome craft. Be sure to check out more ideas while you are here!

hand holding st patricks day gnome craft

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

Look no further for more St. Patrick’s Day craft and activity ideas your kids will love! Keep your little leprechauns busy learning and having fun this March with some of our favorites below.

St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

Reading books to your kids is one of the most enjoyable gifts that you can give them. It not only exposes them to a magical world filled with adventure and exciting characters, but it also helps stimulate their imagination and creativity.

Plus, reading out loud encourages children to develop an appreciation for language, as well as gives them a better grasp of how words are used in context.

Some of our top books for kids this St. Patrick’s Day 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 side by side st patricks day gnomes

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a fun and beneficial learning tool! It helps kids work on necessary skills and build confidence with each project they complete. When they craft, kids are able to hone their fine motor skills and stretch their creativity! Inspire the kids to craft using some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day projects below.

Leprechaun Handprint Craft – This cute paper craft transforms your little one’s handprint into a leprechaun! It’s a simple craft that your kids will love to create this St. Patrick’s Day. Grab the template to see how easily this red-headed leprechaun comes together.

Pot of Gold and Rainbow Craft – Looking for a fun art project for the kids to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Then check out this craft! Kids will create a scene with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow complete with fluffy clouds!

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Rainbow Card Craft – Kids will love to let someone special know that they’re a treasure at the end of the rainbow with this colorful card. It’s great to send a St. Patty’s Day message, a birthday message, or even prop up for a cute decoration.

St. Patrick’s Day Name Craft – This festive craft is a great way for kids to practice spelling their name. They’ll arrange the gold coins at the bottom of their pot of gold to spell their name, so it’s great for letter recognition. Use this craft at home or in the classroom for a fun holiday project.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

Do your kids need to practice using scissors? Then download and print these St. Patrick’s Day Cutting Practice Worksheets for a festive way for them to cut!

These four different pages will help kids improve their scissor skills, counting, and matching! Since mastering scissors helps develop hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and fine motor control, they’re a great activity for kids to do.

Need a no-prep activity for the kids to do this St. Patrick’s Day? These leprechaun coloring pages fit the bill. Kids will love coloring in the five different leprechaun illustrations.

Coloring is a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and use their creativity. Grab the crayons and this free set of coloring pages to get started! 

single image of st Patricks day gnome

Get the kids excited to learn with these St. Patrick’s Day do a dot printables. They’re a fun activity that will help kids with letter recognition, numbers, counting, graphing, and more.

Download this set of 27 pages filled with art, math, reading, and fine motor practice for some fun and learning this holiday!

Coloring is one of our favorite activities to do with the kids. These St. Patrick’s Day color by number printables are a fun way to get in on the holiday fun and help kids practice number recognition. It’s a no-prep activity that is filled with four fun and festive pages kids will love to color this St. Patrick’s Day.

side by side st patricks day gnome

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St. Patrick's Day Gnome Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids can celebrate this March by making this fun and easy St. Patrick's Day gnome craft! It's cute and fun!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Leprechaun template

Instructions

  1. Download the leprechaun craft, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat, then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat band. Take the inner buckle and glue it to the outer buckle. hands gluing buckle onto gnome
  3. Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the head.
  4. Next, take the beard and glue it to the bottom of the leprechaun's face. hands gluing beard onto gnome face
  5. Glue the nose to the middle of the head, so it's just above the mouth.
  6. Place the shoes at the bottom of the leprechaun's body and glue them in place. hands gluing feet onto gnome body
  7. Position the leprechaun's face at the top of the body and glue it in place.
  8. Next, glue the horseshoe to the middle of the leprechaun's beard. Optionally: Use a marker to draw circles along the horseshoe. hands assembling gnome
  9. Take the hands and place them on both sides of the horseshoe and glue them in place.
  10. Finish up by gluing the hat to the top of the leprechaun's head. hands gluing gnome hat onto head

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