Last week I posted my Leprechaun Rainbow Hunt Shamrocks and wanted to share with you fun things I found for the leprechaun “loot” or treasure, as well as a fun way to make sneaky little leprechaun footprints.

Since leprechauns are so tricky and sneaky how fun would it be for your kids to wake up to little green footprints.  You could also rearrange things, die the milk green, or use bistro markers to draw mustaches on family photos-silly things.  These all would make my little ones laugh!

To make the little green foot prints, here are the steps:

1.  Get some green paint ready on a paper plate.

2.  Make a fist and with the outside of your fist, dip it in the paint (do you see the little foot?)

3.  Stamp your fist on the white cardstock or surface.

4.  And last, to make toes, use your finger tip and create 5 dots above the foot to make 5 tiny toes.

You can do this with both hands to make left and right feet.

You could even stamp the feet directly on surfaces that are washable.  I stamped these on my fridge and they are easy to clean off.  It is fun to place the little feet randomly throughout a room.

Here are some treasures I found for the “loot.”  I found these little bubble wands at Walmart, removed the fishy stickers and added shamrock stickers.  Gold candy (twix and rolos) and ring pops are always good for a treasure right?!

I also made little tags that say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” to tie to the treasure bags.


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Click on the button below to download the “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” tags:


When you download the files, they are zipped files. So once you download the file, you will need to right click on the file and select “extract file” in order to access them or print them. You can print them at home or at any photo printer.

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What are some fun things you do with your kids on St. Patrick’s Day?


  1. oh the foot print idea is so stinking cute, I’ll definitely be setting some of these up for my nieces when they come over along with green lemonade and green toilet bowl water since those naughty leprechauns like to use other people’s toilets

  2. This is so magical! Thank you for always being so generous to our Happy Homes!

    Our leprechauns turn our toilet water green and eat all of the marshmallows in the Lucky Charms cereal!!!!!!

  3. Very cute idea! I love the footprints. I used to make footprints like than in frosted windows when I was a kid!

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  5. I did this last year…and while tucking them in tonight they r soooo excited to see if they can find leprechaun footprints with gold coins! I added glitter to the pain for extra pizzaz!

  6. […] *Free St. Patrick’s Day Tags @ The Crafting Chicks There’s also some fun ideas for Leprechaun’s and their footprints! *Free Downloads: Little Gifts for St. Patrick’s Day @ The Crafting Chicks *Free ”It’s Your Lucky Day” Goodie Bag Printable @ One Charming Party Just fill a cellophane bag with whatever you’d like (we used chocolate coins) and attach this printable using double sided tape. *Free You’re My Pot O’ Gold Printable @ it is what it is Simply fill pretzel cellophane bags with some rainbow twizzlers and gold foil-covered chocolate coins, add this custom 3″ tag, and call it done! *”Lucky” Treat Bag Toppers @ it is what it is Looking for another easy but festive option for St. Patrick’s Day treat bags? *Lucky Charms Gift Idea & Free Printable @ Sandy Toes and Popsicles *Free St. Patricks Day Treat Bag Tags @ Chica and Jo Check out the Valentine’s post to get complete directions for how to make chocolate-drizzled popcorn! *Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Gift Tags @ Good Gravy Designs *Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Pillow Box @ Good Gravy Designs […]

  7. Oh how I love you friend!

  8. Veronica Says: March 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Your St. Patrick’s Day ideas are so cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  9. I thought I was going to have to borrow someone’s baby for the footprints! lol Thanks for saving her. Great ideas.

  10. Great idea! I’m going to use it with my students next week.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your ideas and the treasure hunt. Can’t wait to surprise my boys in the morning.

  14. love your whole website!! Cute ideas and using some of them!! Thank you!!

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