Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome

This easy to make Leprechaun gnome papercraft is the perfect craft project to make with the kids this year! 

Leprechaun Gnome

Does anyone love gnomes as much as I? They are so cute and the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You will love how simple this craft is to do with the kids especially with the free template below. In fact, you might find yourself making gnome families that St. Patrick’s Day! 

Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to just St. Patrick’s Day, swap out the colors to make these for every occasion! 

Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day ideas? Check these out! 

Supplies

How to make a Gnome out of Paper for St. Patrick’s Day

  • Select colored paper of your choice but make sure to keep 2 different shades of green colored papers if you want to craft a leprechaun gnome.
  • Trace the template patterns on the selected papers and cut them out using scissors. 
  • Cut out a small piece of craft foam (it should be smaller than the nose cutout). 
  • Glue the foam cutout near the top side of the beard cutout. 
  • Glue the nose cutout on the top of the foam cutout. This will give the nose a 3d look. 
  • Glue the square frame cutout on the middle of the strip (belt cutout). 
  • Glue the belt pattern near a side of the round body cutout. 
  • Glue the beard pattern on the body cutout as well but at the opposite side to the belt. 
  • Grab the shamrock and hat cutouts. 
  • Glue the shamrock cutouts on the hat cutout as you like. 
  • Glue the paper hat on the top side of the beard pattern, right above the nose.
  • Glue the shoe cutouts on the bottom side of the body pattern to complete the craft. 

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

I’m not sure if it is just my kids or all kids, but they live for St. Patrick’s Day! Here are some fun activities that you can do together to celebrate the season! 

Make a leprechaun trap! Kids love to try and catch a leprechaun, so make a leprechaun trap together. This can be as simple as you would like or as complex as your kids want to make it! Don’t forget to grab some gold or rainbow treats that the leprechaun can leave when they get stuck! 

Kids love slime, so make some green glitter slime for the occasion! This is a fun sensory play activity that kids love! Don’t forget to excite the kids with St. Patrick’s Day with some fun books! One of our favorites that we always turn to is How to Catch a Leprechaun. This is a teacher’s favorite too!

Ready for more fun crafts for the kids? Try these! 

Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome

papercraft gnome finished

Instructions

Select colored paper of your choice but make sure to keep 2 different shades of green colored papers if you want to craft a leprechaun gnome.Trace the template patterns on the selected papers and cut them out using scissors. 

Cut out a small piece of craft foam (it should be smaller than the nose cutout). 

Glue the foam cutout near the top side of the beard cutout. 

Glue the nose cutout on the top of the foam cutout. This will give the nose a 3d look. 

Glue the square frame cutout on the middle of the strip (belt cutout). 

Glue the belt pattern near a side of the round body cutout. 

Glue the beard pattern on the body cutout as well but at the opposite side to the belt. 

Grab the shamrock and hat cutouts. 

Glue the shamrock cutouts on the hat cutout as you like. 

Glue the paper hat on the top side of the beard pattern, right above the nose.

Glue the shoe cutouts on the bottom side of the body pattern to complete the craft.

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