It’s time for a brand new addition to my free printables collection – a Build A Leprechaun Paper Doll! Much like my Build An Olaf printables, and my Build A Farm Animal Series (which I’ve not forgotten about!) I’ve supplied the pieces for you (or your child/ren) to cut out and build. It makes for a fun craft activity for St. Patrick’s Day!
Leprechaun Paper Doll
If my Leprechaun, whom I’ve called Paddy, looks familiar, it’s because he comes from the same family of Christmas characters I’ve made over the years. I think I’ve finally found my own style, and I’m so excited to design different characters over the coming months!
As with pretty much all my printables, they come in two paper sizes – A4 for the UK, and 8.5 x 11″ for the USA (and other countries that use these paper sizes as standard).
The pieces that you get in this paper doll set are: body (which includes his face), arms, ears, beard, hair, hat, bow tie, shirt, pants, jacket (2 pieces), belt, shoes, pot of gold, rainbow & cloud (both not shown here).
I’ve created two sizes for Paddy the Leprechaun: Regular size, which is what you see above, with all of the pieces on one sheet of paper, and Large size with the pieces spread over several sheets.
Since I make my characters from fairly simple shapes, I think Paddy will be less fiddly to cut out than Olaf.
The regular size is for children that are more skilled at cutting. The large size should be a lot easier for younger children. Or you could cut them out for them. Of course, you know your children, so will know what suits them best!
Download your chosen printable from the list below, and print onto thick paper or thin card. Cut the pieces out, then build a leprechaun paper doll! You could stick pieces together with a glue stick, or sticky tape. You could mount it onto a larger piece of paper and use other craft materials to embellish it – confetti, glitter, tissue paper, for example. You could laminate the pieces so that they can be re-assembled over and over again. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you clicked the link then made a purchase, a small percentage of the sale price would be paid to me. It doesn’t cost you anything more but it helps keep the lights on over here on the blog!
As always, if you’ve used my printable I’d love to hear about it! Why not share your Leprechaun with me on my Facebook page?
Build A Leprechaun (Large)
Build A Leprechaun (Regular)
Mix up the pieces to create different Leprechauns!!
I had emails from readers recently asking permission to print my printables at a print shop, because I say “for personal use only” on my files. I’ve now added that you are welcome to get them printed where you like. All I ask is that you please don’t sell my printables, or share them as your own!
If you would like to use a print service online, I’ve been using DoxDirect (a UK company) recently for some of my printing as they don’t have a minimum order, which is perfect for those of us who only need a sheet or two printed. They offer various paper weights, (so I’ve been testing which is best for which project) and is straightforward to use. You upload the PDF direct and choose how many you need. Best of all, P&P is free if you spend over £1.50! Well worth checking out if you don’t have a printer – or if you want to conserve your colour ink for my colour heavy printables.
Crafting supplies you might need…
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Printables created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale. You are welcome to print my designs at a print shop if you don’t have a printer at home. If you wish to link to, pin or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. If you use any of my printables it would be awesome to know about it! Just leave me a comment, here on my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest! I hope you find them useful!