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St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday to craft for with your students!
There are so many fun leprechaun crafts out there to choose from and not only are they perfect for bulletin boards or decorating your classroom, but most of them are going to really help your students build up their small motor muscle strength as well!
We, of course, had to share some of our favorites with you and the absolute best part of these crafts is that most of them are made with basic craft supplies that you probably already have on hand! No crazy materials or last minute shopping trips here!
Easy Leprechaun Crafts
From crafts made out of paper plates and yarn to those made out of recycled materials, we’ve found so many fun and EASY leprechaun crafts to make that your students are going to love and so many of them can be used to decorate your classroom for St. Patrick’s Day when they’re finished!
Who knew that you could make a fun leprechaun scissor skills craft out of some paper plates?!
While this is a fantastic fine motor craft for little ones, older kids will love making it as well.
And you can use this craft again and again! Just rethread some new yarn and his beard is ready for another trim!
Teachers are always saving random items for crafts and for this one, that’s going to come in handy!
Save up those tin vegetable cans and teach your students about recycling and upcycling by creating leprechauns and pots of gold out of them!
We’ve seen leprechaun beards made out of everything from yarn to paper, but this was a new one for me!
Fine motor skills, snacks, and a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft all rolled into one project. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Cute little leprechauns made out of popsicle sticks? Yes, please!
This craft stick leprechaun is absolutely adorable and if you want to try to make a few of them, you can use them in your dramatic play center. The orange fluffy fur for the beard only serves to make them a little more whimsical!
Have some googly eyes that you want to use with your students? This printable leprechaun craft is such a fun and easy way to use them!
The free template is adorable and once they’re all made, let your students decorate the classroom with their creations!
All you need for this craft is some construction or craft paper and some glue.
Young children are going to absolutely love watching their handprint turn into a cute little leprechaun and the best part is that it is such a simple craft, your students can put the whole thing together themselves!
This is such a fun craft and children of all ages are going to love making them!
Work on those scissor skills by having your students cut out all of the materials themselves (you can always pre-cut the pieces if needed) and make their leprechaun as unique as they are.
With just a few paper bags, your child’s creativity can flow in the creation process and even more when they get to play with the leprechaun paper bag puppet. They’ll also have the opportunity to really build those fine motor skills with this one! Between cutting, gluing, and drawing, they’re in for an excellent fine motor workout!
Here is another way to create an easy leprechaun craft using a few basic craft supplies.
Children will work on fine motor skills while painting and cutting the parts that they need and they’ll also have fun crumpling the yarn and gluing it down to create the leprechaun’s beard.
Looking for a way to combine a little bit of science into your holiday crafting? This fun activity is the best of both worlds!
Just have your students help you mix up a batch of homemade puffy paint using some glue and shaving cream and you’re ready to make a 3D beard for a leprechaun!
Elaborate crafts are fun, but we don’t always have the time for that!
This is a simple project that you will just need to print and then have your students color and cut out. When they’re all done, they’ll have a special hat to wear on St. Patrick’s Day!
This isn’t your typical puppet! It’s one that you can control with just the pull of a string!
This articulated leprechaun puppet is one that kids of all ages will love and is such a fun way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!
To create these leprechaun hats, you just need to glue some craft sticks together, paint them green, and add some details.
You may have to do some prep work to create the shape of the top hat with the sticks if your students are really young, but depending on the age and skill level of your students, they may even be able to do that part themselves!
No, this hat is not made out of popcorn – it’s made FOR your popcorn and it’s such a neat idea to hold a fun snack after craft time.
Crafting can be tiring for preschoolers so following it up with a snack IN the craft that they made?! They’re all going to LOVE that!
By weaving the beard from paper for this craft, not only will your little ones create a one-of-a-kind leprechaun, but they will built their fine motor skills as well. A template is provided and all you have to do is print, cut, and weave!
We know how much our students love puppets, but this one isn’t just a leprechaun face. The addition of the buttons adds a little pizzazz (and maybe even a little luck) to his outfit.
We’ve provided you with a few paper plate leprechaun crafts, so this one changes it up a bit and makes one out of a paper bowl instead. Children can paint, glue, and draw with this craft until their leprechaun is exactly as they’d like!
Really, the only limit is their imagination!
Paper leprechauns aren’t really a new concept, but have you ever seen a paper leprechaun gnome?!
These adorable little guys are so stinking cute and if your students are really getting into the craft, you can expand on the basics a little and give it a cool 3D effect!
There’s definitely no shortage of cute leprechaun crafts this time of year, but this one is a fun change from those that we typically see.
Using a cup allows this little guy to be completely free standing and your students will get a fantastic fine motor workout as they cut out and use all of the paper pieces to build their adorable leprechaun crafts!
With this one, your little ones can use their cutting skills and a fine motor activity that many people forget about – ripping paper!
This paper plate leprechaun uses supplies that you probably already have and as far as I’m concerned, that adorable little wink makes him even cuter!
Adding a magnet to the back of this simple St. Patrick’s Day craft is such a great idea!
Put a few of them together and pair them with a cookie sheet for some creative play before sending them home for your students to display on their refrigerators proudly!
Your little ones will love becoming leprechauns when they finish this leprechaun paper plate mask.
Simply use a paper plate to create the mask and your child will become the cutest leprechaun ever!
Any activity that crosses into various learning subjects are some of the best ideas in my book and this craft is the perfect example of that!
Not only will they be making an adorable little leprechaun craft, but your students will also have the opportunity to learn or review their shapes as they put it together! And as an added bonus, they’ll get to learn how to curl paper to make it look like a leprechaun’s hair!
When it comes to lucky leprechaun crafts made with little kids, there’s no such thing as too many handprint options!
This one is a painted handprint which makes the leprechaun’s face and beard. Just paint on a hat and add a few details for the face and you’ve created a fun handprint leprechaun.
Making creations out of footprints, handprints, and fingerprints is always a hit, and this craft shows you just how to turn a footprint into a cute leprechaun craft.
You children will not only giggle as you tickle their feet while applying the paint, but they will laugh when they see that their footprint can be turned into a little leprechaun!
Saving those empty ice cream and yogurt containers for a craft, but haven’t figured out how to use them yet? Here’s your answer!
By painting and decorating the tubs, you can create leprechaun hats! This easy craft is a great way to make new use out of old materials and is a fantastic way to introduce the concept of recycling to your preschoolers!