Looking for fun St Patricks Day projects for kids? We’ve got you covered with this kids leprechaun craft! We’re making leprechaun bookmarks! Grab the free leprechaun printable template and follow the easy step by step instructions.
Hi Crafty Friends! I’m back with a brand new craft idea for all of the creative kids in your life! Today we’re going to be making a super fun leprechaun bookmark!
This sweet little bookmarks looks adorable in a book. The leprechaun’s little hands fold over the page of the book and it is too cute! I am making this project super simple for you, by providing a free printable template. Kids can cut out the template pieces, trace them onto construction paper and then use the templates over and over again!
St. Patricks Day Projects For Kids
My kids are being homeschooled this year, and I have been loving seasonal themed kids crafts and printables in our lessons.
For my eight year old we’ve been coming up with book themes every few weeks and he reads books on that topic. We then give him writing prompts with the same theme and have him write his own short stories.
Here are a few favorite St. Patricks Day books:
Here are some of our favorite St. Patricks Day Activities and Printables:
- 8 Page St Patricks Day Activity Sheet Pack
- Lucky Charm Rainbow Hot Chocolate Bombs
- St Patricks Day Bingo Printable
- Lucky Four Leaf Clover Painted Rocks
- St Patricks Day Coloring Sheet
- Gold Coin Site Words Matching Game
- St Patricks Day Mini Ice Cream Pies
- Shamrock Thumbprint Keychain
- Paper Leprechaun Hat and Beard
- DIY Lucky To Have You Affirmation Board
- St. Patricks Day Crossword Puzzle
Ready to learn how to make our Leprechaun Bookmark? Read on!
Kids Leprechaun Craft- Bookmark With Free Printable Template
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- Leprechaun bookmark template (Enter name and email address in the box above to have it sent straight to your inbox.)
- Construction paper in favorite leprechaun colors (We used green, orange, pink, black and yellow)
- Craft glue
- Print out the leprechaun bookmark template and trace the pieces onto construction paper. Trace the head, nose and hand patterns onto whatever color you would like the skin tone of your leprechaun to be. Trace the hat, body and sleeve patterns on green paper. Trace the beard on orange, the strip and the small square on black paper and trace the medium square on yellow paper. Cut out each of the traced pieces.
- Use glue to attach the head piece to the beard piece. Attach the hand pieces on either side of the sleeve pieces.
- Attach the head onto the round end of the body.
- Take the arm pieces and lay them on top of the body. The arms will be in a diagonal position with the top of the arms folded around to the back of the body (or you can trim with scissors).
- Glue the tops of the arms to the body, leaving the bottom of the arms loose so they can be used to wrap around your book pages.
- Glue the nose onto the head. Use a sharpie to draw the eyes and mouth of the leprechaun. Optional use a colored pencil to draw freckles or other distinguishing characteristics on your leprechaun.
- Attach the black strip near the bottom side of the hat piece. Glue the small black square inside the yellow square and then glue the squares on the middle of the black strip to complete the hat.
- Glue the hat to the top of the leprechaun’s head.
- Slide the page of your book under the leprechauns arms to mark your page!
Aren’t they the cutest? My elementary school mascot was the Geneva Gnomes so I just love these little guys!
Looking for more kids craft ideas? Make sure you check out our Creative Kids section! If you liked these Gnome puppets, here are a few more ideas you might enjoy!
Tell me… Do your kids love making holiday themed crafts?