Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome

Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome

Updated 5/20/22

Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome
Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome

"This easy Papercraft Leprechaun Gnome is the perfect early spring craft to create with your kiddos and with your students! It is a great little Papercraft to get started as you prepare for St Patrick's Day Festivities! The gnome trend is really popular this year and who can ask why? They are so cute! And what is even cuter is creating these little Leprechaun Gnomes to get into the lucky spirit! Just follow these simple instructions!"

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts

Difficulty LevelBeginner

Materials List

  • Colored paper
  • Craft glue
  • Craft foam
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Gnome template (Download below)


  1. 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.

  2. Trace the template patterns on the selected papers and cut them out using scissors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Grab the shamrock and hat cutouts.

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

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

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

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