Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Leprechaun and a Leprechaun Coloring Page. There are all kinds of options when it comes to choosing which instructions work best for your students.
Draw a Leprechaun Video
This How to Draw a Leprechaun tutorial is designed to keep all of his familiar parts in place, such as brimmed hat, beard and striped stockings, without getting too fussy about any one of them. A slightly oversized head makes a fun cartoon drawing, and gives some extra space to draw all those cute features. That keeps the project fun to draw for students of all ages.
A Leprechaun is a small supernatural being from Irish folklore. They are usually shown as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who love to partake in mischief. In later times, they have been depicted as shoe-makers who have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The modern image of the leprechaun sitting on a toadstool, having a red beard and green hat, etc. is clearly a more modern invention, or borrowed from other strands of European folklore. The most likely explanation for this version is that green is a traditional national Irish color dating back as far as 1642.
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Leprechaun Coloring Page
Time Lapse Drawing of a Leprechaun
Materials for Leprechaun Project
- Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
- Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
- Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
- Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Directions for Leprechaun Project
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Leprechaun
- Draw a curved cup shape.
- Add a line inside, and two pointy ears.
- Draw the hat above the head.
- Add a simple face inside the head.
- Draw a jacket and shorts.
- Add the hands, legs and shoes.
- Draw leg stripes, buckles and a wand.
- Add clouds or bushes in the background.
- Trace with a marker and color.