Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day kids craft? This is it! The Leprechaun Handprints project is one of those rare kids crafts that you will want to keep forever. Luckily it folds nice and flat so you totally can, and it even great for dropping in the mail to a special someone.
Easy St. Patrick’s Day Kids Craft
While admittedly anything involving paint and toddlers, can’t be considered super easy, but this “Leprechaun Handprints” St. Patrick’s Day Kids Craft is SO worth it because it’s probably the one kid’s project I’ve cherished the most over the years. I always smile when I pull it out each March to put on the mantle.
Of course you could make green leprechaun handprints on any piece of cardstock, but I think my free printable template with the name and date plate makes this extra adorable!
Mailable St. Patrick’s Day Craft
We are lucky that one set of grandparents are right here in Phoenix with us, but my husband’s parents live up in Wyoming. We get to see them only a couple times a year, and so I thought it would be fun to send them a little St. Patrick’s Day surprise. I had my little leprechaun’s help me make these handprint cards that I know Grandma is going to love.
Print and download our free Leprechaun Handprints template which includes a nameplate so Grandma can identify those green handprints! You’ll just need to print out the template on white cardstock, and then cut out each card. You will make the handprints on the blank back side! Using a foam brush, cover each child’s hand with green craft paint and stamp it onto the cut cards. Miss Modette’s hand (she is not quite two) was the most difficult to stamp (obviously!), so I had a few extra cards ready to go and then picked my favorite print.
SUPER-TIP: Print a few extra cards in case you have any mishaps!
If you have more than one little leprechaun, tape the cards together leaving a very small space between them so you can easily fold them up accordion style. If you have just one little guy, you can do a print of both hands and tape them together.
Now these are ready to mail in a size A7 envelope.Get my Free Handprint Cards Template
I used the extra cards to create an accordion of my four little leprechaun’s handprints for myself. I put it up on my mantle every March. I just love seeing those little handprints each year!Get my Free Handprint Cards Template