Free Printable Build-A-Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Craft

Free printable build a leprechaun paper craft


Build A Leprechaun Printable


Are you looking for a fun and easy kids craft for St. Patrick’s Day. This free printable build a leprechaun craft is such a simple craft for young kids for St. Patrick’s Day fun.

The leprechauns come in a few easy styles to use. I’ve added an extra sheet with a pot of gold and shamrocks to add details. Coloring, cutting, and gluing leprechauns together will help kids work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun. These leprechauns are great for classroom use, a craft for kids of all ages at home, or to make with a group of kids at a St. Patrick’s Day party.

If you are looking for other St. Patrick’s Day crafts I have some printable leprechaun trap signs and clover printables.


To Use the Printables


To print out the leprechauns you will first need to download the digital file. Click on the CLICK HERE writing above the image of the leprechaun you want to download. The free printables are in pdf format so you will need a pdf reader to open them. These files are for personal use but you are welcome to print them out multiple times.


Free Printable Leprechaun Template


These free templates come in a few styles and sizes. This way you can pick which one you want to use. These include just the leprechaun head, a simple leprechaun, and even a dancing leprechaun. Plus, you can add fun and colorful decorations to the templates if you want some gold coins, rainbows, and pots of gold. These can be used for lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun including decorations, crafts, coloring, and pretend play.


The first template is a very simple leprechaun that would be perfect for a preschool craft. This one I tried not to make too complicated for the littles. He has a big leprechaun hat and is a cute happy leprechaun.

First is the coloring version for kids to use for leprechaun coloring pages. They can color the leprechaun then build their own leprechaun

CLICK HERE for the coloring simple leprechaun.


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The next free printable template is the same as the last one but this one is already in color. That makes it even easier to use. All you have to do is cut out the pieces and glue them together.

CLICK HERE for the colored in leprechaun.


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This leprechaun is just a leprechaun face. This one is just the leprechaun’s face. Kids can decorate their own leprechaun face or you can even add an image of kids to the leprechaun to turn them into a leprechaun.

CLICK HERE for the coloring leprechaun face.

CLICK HERE for the colored in leprechaun face.


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The next leprechaun paper craft template is a fun dancing leprechaun. This little leprechaun is ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with his leprechaun friends.

CLICK HERE for the coloring dancing leprechaun.

CLICK HERE for the colored in dancing leprechaun.

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Last you will find some accessories to add to your leprechaun. Give the leprechaun a pot of gold, gold coins, clovers, and rainbows to make him even more decorative.

CLICK HERE for the leprechaun decorations.


Leprechaun Decorations free printables



Build A Leprechaun




White printer paper or white cardstock paper, cardstock paper is sturdier

The free printable pdf file of your choice, use one or all of them


Glue stick or white school glue

Crayons, markers, or colored pencils

Optional: colorful cardstock, craft paper, or construction paper. For a puppet or more sturdy leprechaun use white cardstock paper

Optional: pom poms, pipe cleaners, googley eyes, glitter, or tissue paper to decorate. These craft supplies can allow kids to make the leprechaun their own and decorate it.

Optional: popsicle stick or brads to make it into a puppet.




First you will pick the template you want to use. Download the digital file by clicking on the CLICK HERE writing above the image you wish to use. Then print it at a local print shop or print it at home on a home printer. I print at home but for a large group you might want to use a print shop.

Once you have printed out the template it is time to make a leprechaun!

Kids can color directly on to the printed out sheets.

Then cut out the leprechaun paper pieces. Depending on the age of the kids they can cut out the pieces themselves or an adult can have them cut out and ready to assemble.

Glue the pieces together with a glue stick, craft glue, or white glue. You can glue them on to a sheet of paper or just on their own. The beard goes behind the head, the ears behind the beard, and the hat goes on top of the head in the middle. The body can be glued behind the beard as well.

To make the leprechaun into a puppet add it to a popsicle stick. You can also add brads for the arms and legs of the dancing leprechaun to make it a dancing puppet. Just punch a hole in the top of the arms and legs. Then on the sides and bottom of the body. Put the brads through the holes and push them outwards in the back. Now you have a lucky leprechaun puppet.

It is so easy to make a simple leprechaun craft for a fun day with kids. This craft is a  great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids or a class. Other fun leprechaun crafts are making a diy leprechaun trap, a leprechaun house, rainbow snacks such as a fruit salad, a rainbow paper chain, and a wearable leprechaun’s hat. I hope this gives you some inspiration to have a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

About Valerie Jackson

Hi I'm Val! I love making simple crafts with my kids using free printable templates. Come craft with us!

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