Lucky Leprechaun Diy

This St. Patrick’s Day, gain a little bit of luck by making an easy do it yourself leprechaun. This seasonal craft project is fun and exciting for all ages. Although this craft consists of a lot of materials, it uses everyday items that you may have laying around your house. Have fun and try different colors to make it a personal favorite you can hang in your home. Making it your own will bring it to life!


  • White construction paper
  • Orange paint
  • Plastic fork
  • Black Sharpie
  • Pink colored pencil or crayon
  • 2 googly eyes (size doesn’t matter)
  • Orange crayon
  • Yellow paper
  • Green paper
  • Black paper
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step One:

  With an orange or red crayon, draw a large bowl shape on the white construction paper to look like the outline of the leprechaun’s head. You can draw ears on the side if you would like but they will most likely be covered up by the orange beard.

Step Two:

  Pour some orange paint on a paper plate. Use the plastic fork to dip in the paint and press down all around the bottom of the leprechaun’s head to look like an orange beard. You can go all around the head with the fork print if you would like to make it look like hair as well.

Step Three:

  Cut out a hat with the green paper. We made ours look like a top hat. You can make it any size but we recommend making it larger for the leprechaun’s head.

Step Four:

  Cut out a strip with the black paper, the same length as the hat. This will be the belt that goes on the hat.


Step Five:

  Cut out a square with the yellow paper and cut out the middle of it so it is just an outline of the square. The easiest way to do this is to fold the yellow square in half and cut out a square so the middle gets cut out. The shape of this yellow square should be the same height as the black strip. Glue the black strip of paper on the green hat. Then glue the yellow open square on top of the black strip in the middle. This should look like a belt strap.


Step Six:

Glue on two medium sized googly eyes on the leprechaun’s head. We choose medium sized eyes but you can pick bigger or smaller ones. Then use the edge of the plastic fork to make a line over the eyes to make eyebrows.

Step Seven:

Use a black sharpie to make a nose (whatever shape you want) and a smile. Then use a pink colored pencil or crayon to draw circles on the cheeks of leprechaun. This will make it look like he has rosy cheeks.

Step Eight:

Glue the green hat onto the leprechaun’s head. We did it on the side but you can put it in the middle.

Step Nine:

Wait for your masterpiece to dry and hang anywhere in your house! Make it even more special by writing a personal message on it.

  We hope this craft was easy and fun! Instead of using the colors we suggested in the materials, you can always use different colors to make it your own. Now place this lovely little leprechaun where everyone can see it for good luck. Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


We found this craft on Pinterest.

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