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FREE Build A Leprechaun Activities Printable

FREE Build A Leprechaun Activities Printable

This Fun and FREE Build A Leprechaun Activities Printable is a great craft activity to do with the kids this St Patrick’s Day. Download the FREE printable to make your Lucky Leprechaun Puppet for your pretend Play center now!


This St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun stick puppet is one to add to your St Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids List!  This Leprechaun stick puppet craft idea is great way to engage your kids with the traditions and celebrations of St Patrick’s Day and some pretend play too!

Make these lucky Leprechaun puppets to act out your favourite St Patrick’s Day Books for kids, my favourite is “How to Catch A Leprechaun”, or to act out an Irish themed song, poem or limerick.

They can even be used as part of a simple procedure writing activity!

To make things a little easier for you we’ve made the Leprechaun Activities template into a PDF for you and you can get it for free at the end of the post! Check out our full list of St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids, after you’ve read this post of course!


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Leprechaun Activities Supplies List

  1. Coloured craft papers
  2. Craft sticks
  3. Pencil
  4. Pen
  5. Scissors
  6. Craft glue or double sided tape
  7. Curly orange craft wool for beard (optional)
  8. Leprechaun Template (at the end of the post)



How to Make A Leprechaun Stick Puppet

Once the templates have been cut out I sometimes like to reduce the number of steps for the children by prepping some of the pieces before I do the activity.

You might like to pre assemble the hat, shoes & socks, face and beard and the body. This will reduce the number of steps but still give the kids some control of the construction of the Leprechaun puppet. But it’s up to you.

I have listed all steps separately below so you can decide what will work for your students.

Leprechaun Puppet Instructions

Step -1:

Print and cut out the patterns from the provided template for the Leprechaun puppet. Trace the template on selected colored craft papers.

I’m used green for the hat and clothes, orange for the beard, cream for the face and hands, pink for the nose, brown for the boots and orange for the socks.


Step -2:

Stick the boots to the socks (strips).


Step – 3:

Stick the hands with the arm parts of the Leprechaun clothes.

Step – 4:

To assemble the hat stick the hat band, black strip, and buckle, black square on yellow square. Then stick onto the hat template.


Step – 5:

Stick the beard on the bottom side of the face cutout. Add a bit of texture to the beard by using wool of cotton balls! We found some cool craft alternatives on Amazon…

Next then add the nose and the hat and draw on a mouth and eyelashes to create the Leprechaun’s cheeky face!

Step – 6:

Attach all 3 parts, head, feet & body, together to make the Leprechaun.

Step – 7:

Attach the Leprechaun papercraft to a craft stick. Your St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Puppet is Complete!


Free Leprechaun Puppet Template

Click the image below to download your free copy of the St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Template.


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