Continuing with the St. Patrick’s Day printables I decided to create a simple printable build a leprechaun craft.
It’s an easy cut and paste craft in which your little learners will need to correctly put together the pieces to make their very own lucky little leprechaun!
This craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers because it’s so simple to do!
It would also be brilliant for if you’re having a St. Patrick’s Day themed party!
Other St. Patrick’s Day printables you may want to check out:
- Over The Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Number Match Game
- St. Patrick’s Day I Spy Game
- Help The Leprechaun Find His Lucky Coins Counting Game
- St. Patrick’s Day CVC Words
Or if you fancy some more cut and paste crafts you can check them all out here.
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making this build a leprechaun craft, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces themselves – they’ll have to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re gluing and picking up and moving the body parts and placing them where they need to go
- Body Knowledge – great for the little ones to think about how the different parts of the body fit together (the head bones connected to the… hat bone)
- Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
This St. Patrick’s Day craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.
How To Prepare This Build a Leprechaun Craft?
First you’re going to want to download the build a leprechaun craft printables by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version!
Other materials you’ll need:
- Safety scissors
- Card stock or craft paper
Once you’ve downloaded the template, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.
Then you can stick them all together to build your leprechaun.
It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.
If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:
- Stick the hat on the head
- Stick the belt on the body
- Stick the head on the body
- Stick the arms on the body
- Stick the feet on the body
(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)
The finished one should look something like this:
If you want to you could always laminate them and use them as a puzzle. That way the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.
I’ve also created some more cute characters which I will be releasing in the coming weeks so they could use them together in a mix and match game as well. (if you don’t want to miss them you can turn on notifications by clicking on the bell in the bottom right corner).
Or you can check out all the cut and paste crafts here.
After that you’re all done!
Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a fun St. Patrick’s Day way!
But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Build A Leprechaun Craft
I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their leprechaun in their own way!
I hope your children enjoy making this simple craft – be sure to check back in for more awesome educational printables.
Grab the Build a Leprechaun Craft
Click below to download this cut and paste craft:
You can also check out the other printables that are already available here.
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Until next time,
Let’s nurture those neurons!