We created a fun kids Handprint Leprechaun Craft for St. Patrick’s Day! My son and I enjoyed doing this kids St Patricks Day craft together and it was so much fun creating art with him. This simple kids craft is super easy to make and requires just a few supplies that you probably have most of already. Check it out and get ready to create!
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What I also love about this kids Handprint Leprechaun Craft is that I’ll forever have a keepsake of my kid’s hand. That’s so special! This St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids comes together quickly and so it’s great for short attention spans. Even better is that you could make this craft for a St. Patrick’s Day class party–just gather the supplies ahead of time. Younger kids will need help with the handprint and paint part, but other than that this kids spring craft is mostly mess free. Here’s how to make a Leprechaun Handprint Craft:
Leprechaun Handprint Craft for St. Patrick’s Day
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- 1 sheet green construction paper
- 1 sheet plain white or light green printing paper (see directions)
- Orange craft paint
- White or flesh tone craft paint
- 1 small strip of black construction paper
- Glue stick
- Foam brushes
- Shamrock stickers (optional, I got mine at a dollar store)
First, download our FREE Leprechaun Craft Printable for the hat. You can either print on plain white paper using a color ink jet printer OR print on light green paper so you can later cut out the hat shape. We did the latter using our black and white laser printer.
Next, using a foam brush dab one of your kid’s hands with orange craft paint. Firmly press their hand onto the green construction paper and carefully lift their hand up, taking care not to smear the paint.
Then take another foam brush and dab it in the middle of the handprint to create an area for a face. The idea is for the orange paint to be hair and a beard. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
After the paint is dry, print out the hat as in the first instruction. Using scissors, cut out the hat. This is a great time for kids to practice their cutting skills!
Glue the hat onto the top of the leprechaun with a glue stick like shown. Add the black strip of construction paper using the glue stick.
Finally, using a marker let your kid draw a face on his leprechaun and decorate with shamrock stickers.
So adorable! I am in love with this kids Handprint Leprechaun Craft for St. Patrick’s Day.
Comment below with your favorite St. Patrick’s Day craft/ activity!