How to Draw a Leprechaun. Do you feel pressured when asked to draw something? I do. After trying our hand at drawing a reindeer in December, we decided to try a Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day. Success! Even your most hesitant child will feel like an artist.
Read on to find out How to Draw a Leprechaun or scroll down to the bottom to see all of our Directed Drawings.
This is a perfect activity for all ages! The pictures here were made with third graders, but all ages can enjoy it. Wouldn’t it be funny to see who can really follow directions? You’ll know by the way their Leprechaun turns out!
Leprechaun Drawing Supplies:
- white paper
- permanent marker or black crayon
- printable directions (click here)
Great Leprechaun Books
*Amazon links are added for your convenience
- How to Catch a Leprechaun, click here
- The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day, click here
- The Story of the Leprechaun, click here
- The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow, click here
Leprechaun Drawing Tips
If you’re doing this activity with a large group of children or in a classroom, draw on the board or a large sheet of paper. If you’re drawing in a small group, read the directions (on page 3) aloud and draw with your students. Advanced readers may enjoy doing the entire project on their own.
Above is what I drew on the board while students did a draft in their journals (below). I read the directions aloud, students had the directions next to them. Before we moved onto the final copy, they glued the directions into their journals.
Children take a lot of pride in this project. It took almost 1 hour to complete start to finish.
Looking for the directions? Click here.
Time to grab all of your supplies and get ready for the final copy! Have participants use the written directions and their draft to make this Leprechaun.
Leprechaun Drawing Tips:
- Perspective: Tell your students your Leprechaun looks like he’s having his picture taken in front of his rainbow or grass with his arms out wide. Color above and below his arms.
- Green: Green comes in several shades. Green, Yellow Green, Blue Green, etc. Regular green tends to work best.
- Rainbow Drawing: If your students want to draw a large rainbow behind their Leprechaun, draw it on the back of the paper. Then trace it on the front on either side of the Leprechaun.
- Shamrock Drawing: Draw a heart, turn your paper, draw another heart, repeat.
Love Directed Drawing? Check out our reindeer?