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Free Printable Leprechaun Hand Puppet

This free printable Leprechaun puppet is a super fun craft the is perfect for getting everyone into the holiday spirit this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. It is great for both at home or in the classroom.

With minimal supplies, your kids can easily create this craft and then have a fun toy to play with at the end.

free printable leprechaun puppet

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This printable hand puppet is a fun and interactive craft that is perfect for the upcoming St. Patrick’s day festivities. Whether you are planning on working on this project at home or at a party, it will most definitely be a huge hit!

Supplies needed:

  • Free printable puppet template (the download link is located at the bottom of this page)
  • White cardstock (while standard printer paper would also work, cardstock is definitely recommended)
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape

How to assemble the puppet:

Step 1: Print out the Leprechaun template.

Download the Leprechaun puppet from the link at the bottom of this post. After it is downloaded, you can print out the template onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of white cardstock.

While regular printer paper would work as well, I would definitely recommend using cardstock if possible. The puppet will be a lot more durable and be able to withstand being played with for a longer period of time.

blank template

Step 2: Color in the template.

Using any art supplies you have on hand, such as markers, crayons or colored pencils, begin to color in the Leprechaun puppet. There are two rectangles on the side of the template page. You do not have to color in these shapes as they will become the handles of the puppet and will not be seen from the front.

coloring in leprechaun puppet

Step 3: Cut out the template pieces.

Cut out the Leprechaun as well as the two rectangle handles.

Step 4: Fold the puppet.

After everything is cut out, you can start folding the puppet along the dotted lines. Once folded, you should only be able to see the Leprechauns face. His mouth will remain hidden while the puppet it closed and open when you open your hands in the handles.

Be sure to also fold the two rectangles along the dotted lines as well.

puppet handles

Step 5: Add the handles.

Using glue or tape, secure the two handles to the top and bottom of the back of the puppet’s mouth. When you place your hands into the handles, your puppet’s mouth should easily open and close.

leprechaun puppet closed
paper leprechaun puppet 1

Step 6: Enjoy playing with your Leprechaun puppet!

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.
paper leprechaun puppet

Free Printable Leprechaun Puppet

This activity was designed to be printed onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of white cardstock. While regular printer paper would work as well, cardstock is very highly recommended to product the best results.

Feel free to download and print as many copies of the puppet as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This craft was created for personal use or classroom use only.

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