Leprechaun Craft Projects

Leprechauns are synonymous with celebrating and decorating for St. Patrick's Day. This page contains leprechaun craft projects.
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June 25, 2013

This is a page about making a leprechaun trap cake. Many of our children have made leprechaun traps at school to catch the wily little guy and get his stash of gold. Improve upon that idea and make a delicious St. Patrick's Day leprechaun trap cake.

Leprechaun Trap Cake

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November 30, 2016

This is a cute Saint Patrick's Day craft for the kids. This is a page about making a paper plate leprechaun.

Paper Plate Leprechaun Finished

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December 31, 2012

Kids love to make leprechaun projects for Saint Patrick's Day. This is a page about making a paper bag leprechaun puppet.

Paper Bag Leprechaun Puppet

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This simple leprechaun can be a cute addition to your table, place setting or in a centerpiece, or hide a few around the house and have the kids try to find him to claim a 'pot o gold' ;)

Total Time: 15 minutes

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Supplies:

  • green felt or paper
  • orange felt or paper
  • a cork or old small prescription cap
  • tacky glue
  • scissors

Steps:

  1. Just cut the felt out, as shown in the photo (rulers included for size approximation).
  2. One rectangle will cover the cork, glue that on first and let dry. You can wrap a rubber band around it if you feel you need to until it dries.
  3. The half circle is curled into the hat, let dry.
  4. The beard is just squiggly cut to look like a beard, and glued onto the covered cork.
  5. I just placed the hat on top of the cork when completed, but you can glue it on.
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  7. Option: You may draw a clover on the bottom of the cork if you want to use it for a game with the kids. The winner is the one who finds the four leaf clover leprechaun!

I chose to display my leprechaun by a tiny vase of fresh pussywillows, but I can see him visiting any room in the house, kids' lunch boxes, etc., just for fun!

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My 5-year-old grandson wanted us to make our own good luck leprechaun to hang on our front door. And this is the simple one we made together.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes (counting cutting time for felt pieces)

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Instructions:

  1. Print out a scene to go by.
  2. Freehand cut out the leprechaun's felt pieces in layers, so it is has a 3D effect. Just layer those onto of each other and glue together. You can cut out your pattern pieces from your printed picture and use those as your pattern to cut out your felt pieces. My grandson had fun laying on the pieces as we looked at our printed version to create our Leprechaun. We used Elmers glue because it was safer for him than hot glue, which takes longer to dry, but you can use hot glue for faster results with the adults doing the gluing.
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  4. For your sky, you can do as I did and just print one with a rainbow from your art program and just glue it on behind the leprechaun or draw it on the inside cereal box using markers or crayons or even paints.
  5. Cut your cereal box in half leaving the sides tapered as you move down the sides near the bottom leaving the bottom edge revealed so he can sit inside the box and let his feet hang.
  6. We used a black TV dinner tray for his hat and the lucky pot in which he holds his gold. We used gold jingle bells inside hot glued together, the pot was glued on too and I used a gold paint pen to write "Good Luck" on his pot.
  7. Hole punch the top center of the cereal box to hang on a nail.

Ours will go on our front door so when open and closed, you hear the jingle of his lucky gold in his pot to greet everyone who enters a Happy Saint Patty's Day!

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By Julie from TN

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Videos

February 22, 2012

This video teaches you how to make a cute leprechaun wall hanging that you and your kids will a fun making for St. Patrick's Day.

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January 3, 2017

These cute napkin rings are simple to make using inexpensive supplies. They certainly will make your St. Patrick's Day table or party that much more festive. This is a page about making leprechaun hat napkin rings.

Leprechaun Hat Napkin Rings - Finished napkin ring.

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December 27, 2016

Hang this festive fellow on your front door to celebrate your Irish heritage. This is a page about making a leprechaun wreath for St. Patrick's Day.

Finished St. Patrick's Day Wreath

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