Little Shamrock Pal Finger Puppets

Today I’m sharing these little shamrock finger puppets that your kids will love to make and play with for St. Patrick’s Day!

Sometimes it’s the little things that bring the biggest smile to my daughter’s face like randomly buying her a balloon at the grocery store, or how her preschool teacher gives her 2 skittles at the end of every class. Oh the joys of being a kid right?!  If you’ve been looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day craft that earns big smiles, this is it!

Image of one close up in focus shamrock finger puppet with adults fingers in the holes and one out of focus shamrock puppet laying next to it.

[This St. Patrick’s Day craft was originally published on February 26, 2016. It has been republished and updated to include a new how-to video, updated photos and downloadable craft template.]


These cute little St. Patrick’s Day finger puppets are seriously the easiest thing ever to make and they are one of those simple joys that will bring a big ol’ smile to your child’s face.

We even added a new craft template to make creating these cute shamrock puppets even more simple.

Read our easy tutorial below to learn how to make your own little shamrock pals to play with. You might also find it helpful to watch our how-to video inside this post before you get started making this easy shamrock craft.

Supplies needed to make your shamrock finger puppets:

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Instructions for making this easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft:

1. Download and print out our shamrock finger puppets craft template on green cardstock paper. The template has three shamrocks on it to help conserve paper waste. Cut out the shamrock puppet template.

You can also draw your own shamrock template, if you prefer. You basically just draw three hearts overlapping a little. If you are making more than one, use your first one as a template for the others.

See Also: St. Patrick’s Day Windsocks

Four image collage showing the printed out shamrock puppets template, how to cut out the holes in the shamrock puppets, and how to add googly eyes and draw a smile on your shamrock finger puppets.

2. Use your 3/4-inch hole punch to cut out the two circles at the bottom of the shamrock puppets for finger holes.

3. Glue googly eyes onto your little shamrock pal and give him a cute smile with your markers. Told ya…Easy peasy and done!

Two shamrock finger puppets laying side by side on a pink background with glittery shamrock stickers and colored poms scattered around them.

Now your cute little shamrock finger puppet is ready for play!

Simply put a finger in each of the holes and you can have it walk and dance around.

My daughter named her new little pal Smiley because “He’s so cute and he makes me smile.”

Vertical close up image of someone with their fingers in the shamrock finger puppet with the text "shamrock puppets" in the lower left corner.

More Easy St. Patrick’s Crafts and Spring Crafts for Kids

Little ones will have a blast creating the beard on this cute Leprechaun craft out of orange fruity cheerios.

These shamrock twirlers are another fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids to make and play with.

Looking for more finger puppets to make with your kids? Make a leprechaun to go with your shamrocks, or some cute duck finger puppets for spring.

Check out this awesome list of over 40 St. Patrick’s Day arts and crafts ideas for kids.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids - 40+ Art and craft project ideas. Leprechaun crafts, rainbow crafts, shamrock crafts, preschool crafts and activities.

Finished daffodil craft for kids made out of cupcake liners and paper laying on a pink background.

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Completed leprechaun paper craft centered in the photo and laying on a pink background with glittery shamrock stickers and colored poms scattered around.

Leprechaun Paper Craft