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Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft For St. Patrick’s Day

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A fun leprechaun paper plate craft for Saint Patrick’s Day! 

This easy Leprechaun craft comes with a twist; it helps teach kids about beginning sewing techniques. 


leprechaun paper plate craft


Get your kids in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by crafting a paper plate leprechaun face! 

This easy and fun craft is perfect for kids of all ages and requires only a few materials that you probably already have around the house. 

With just some simple paper plates, paint, and other supplies, your little ones can create a festive leprechaun face to hang up in your home. 

So, if you are looking for preschool or kindergarten St. Patrick’s Day crafts, we have plenty!

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Craft Made With Yarn

We love paper plate crafts at Mom Hacks 101, so of course we had to use them for one of St. Patrick’s Day crafts!

This simple paper plate craft is a fun and easy craft activity that also helps develop fine motor skills in younger kids. 

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This idea is perfect if you are searching for simple Saint Patrick’s Day paper crafts!

Kids will have fun painting the top of the paper plate with orange paint to create the leprechaun’s face.

The really fun part is creating the leprechaun’s beard with orange yarn.

This part of the craft introduces kids to sewing by hand.

This may be difficult for young kids, but older children will enjoy this part. 

This is the perfect St Patrick’s Day art project for elementary school. 

This is a fun and engaging way for kids to get creative while making a festive decoration for St. Patrick’s Day.

Let’s get started on this fun St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids!

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Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Paper plate leprechaun template

Materials Needed:

  • Paper plate
  • Peach paint
  • Paint brush
  • Orange yarn
  • Single hole puncher
  • Construction papers in green, yellow, and black
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Orange pom pom ball
  • Optional: googly eyes
  • Optional: orange construction paper


Instructions On How To Make The Leprechaun Paper Plate Craft:

1. Begin by painting the paper plate with peach paint.

If you don’t have peach, you can use a blend of pink and orange paint.

Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

If you want to skip the paint, you can cut out a circle of orange construction paper to fit on the paper plate and glue it on. 


Paper plate leprechaun craft step 1


2. Use the hole punch to create holes in the paper plate, ensuring not to punch all the way through.

Only punch holes on the bottom rim of the paper plate.

Leave 1⁄4 of the paper plate at the top and create two layers of punched holes.


paper plate leprechaun craft step 2



Use the image above as a guide.

3. Take the orange yarn and sew it through the holes in the paper plate with your fingers.


paper plate leprechaun craft step 3

This will create the leprechaun’s beard.

Use the image as a guide.


paper plate leprechaun step 4


Once you have reached the last hole, tie the yarn into a knot on the pack of the plate

4. Create the leprechaun’s hat using green construction paper.


paper leprechaun hat


Cut out a black rectangle and a yellow square.

Fold the yellow square to cut out a smaller square inside to make it into the hat’s gold buckle shape.


paper leprechaun hat step 2

Now, assemble the hat pieces together.

Once assembled, attach the hat to the paper plate.


paper plate leprechaun hat


Attach the hat to the top of the paper plate, and add a black band and a yellow buckle for extra flair.

5. Next, add large googly eyes to create the leprechaun’s face.

If you don’t have googly eyes, you can use white paper and black construction paper to make the eyes.

Cut out circles, ensuring that the white paper is slightly larger.


paper plate leprechaun final step


6. Attach the orange pom pom ball to the leprechaun’s nose to the center of the paper plate and draw a smile using a marker.

Now you have fun paper plate leprechaun.


leprechaun paper plate st. patricks day craft

More Leprechaun Craft Fun

You can take this craft even further by adding a popsicle stick to the base of the paper plate to turn this into a leprechaun mask. 

Remember to be sure to cut out holes for the eyes so kids can see. 

​Now, be sure to check out our fun toilet paper roll leprechaun trap!

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