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Leprechaun St Patrick’s Day Pop Up Card

With March 17th around the corner you might be interested in making my Leprechaun St Patrick’s Day Pop Up Card.  It looks fabulous and is much easier to make than you think!

leprechaun pop up card for st patrick's day

Here in the UK we send cards for every occasion! I love sending St Patrick’s Day cards to my friends in Ireland! In fact my American friends just love them too.

When we think about March the 17th we think of Leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold, so I thought I should let my kids make a great pop up card to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Like all my kids leprechaun crafts this one is the perfect March craft idea. 

Previously I have made a gorgeous Snowman Pop Up Card for Christmas and my kids really enjoyed seeing it come together. One of my other favorites was my Elsa Valentine Card complete with pop up heart.

This card is made in a similar way, just with different elements. Fortunately I have step by step instructions and images and templates to help you along the way. 

It really is amazing what crafts you can do with paper and scissors as long as you have templates and basic craft supplies. 


leprechaun pop up card for st patrick's day

Leprechaun St Patrick's Day Pop Up Card

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This St Patrick's Day Pop Up Card craft features a cute leprechaun, rainbow and a pot of gold to bring you all the luck in the world


  • 1. Cardstock papers.
  • 2. Colourful Craft Papers.
  • 3. Pencil.
  • 4. Ruler.
  • 5. Scissors.
  • 6. Glue.
  • 7. Marker Pens.


Step 1:

Cut out the pieces for the leprechaun using the templates.

Step 2:

Glue the leprechaun’s coat to its body.

Step 3:

Then glue the back of the hair on the backside of the head.

leprechaun hair craft

Step 4:

Glue the front hair/fringes.

And then glue the beard on the bottom side of the leprechaun's face.

how to make leprechaun hair and beard

Step 5:

Glue the hat on the leprechaun's head.

easy leprechaun craft procedure

Step 6:

Glue both hands onto each side

Step 7:

Finish making the leprechaun by gluing the googly eyes and shoes.

Use a marker pen to draw its face.

Step 8:

Cut out the gold pot and coins from the template.

Step 9:

Glue the coins with the gold pot.

Card Process:

Step 10:

Cut out the rainbow from the second template.

Step 11:

Take two cardstock papers in two colours. You can use the same colours if you wish.

The inner card should be slightly smaller than the outer card.

Step 12:

Use the template to draw the two lines in the middle of the closed end of the card.

how to make St Patricks Day pop up card

Step 13:

Use a pair of scissors to cut along the two lines.

Step 14:

Press the cut-out part inside the card.

Step 15:

Here is an image of how the card looks like
from the inside.

step by step pop up card

Step 16:

Glue the rainbow and clouds on the card.

rainbow and cloud craft

Step 17:

Cut out the shamrocks from the template.

Step 18:

Glue the gold pot on the cut-out part.

Then glue the shamrocks on the card as well.

Allow the glue to dry.

inside of st Patrick's day pop up card

Step 19:

Glue the leprechaun on the front card.

Step 20:

Then take the cloud and glue it over the leprechaun.

Step 21:

Then bring the leprechaun’s hands over the cloud and glue them there.

And your card is READY!

What else would you add to my Leprechaun pop up card? Would you add a different message? Maybe ‘Luck of the Irish’. Perhaps you might use this as a Birthday card!?

Please remember to download the two free printable templates below to help you complete this craft

Leprechaun Pop Up Card Template 1

Leprechaun Pop Up Card 2 Template

I really hope you do find some time to try and make this 3D card craft with your kids. If not why not try some of my other St Patrick Day ideas such as my easy Leprechaun trap and my Paper Roll Leprechaun

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