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St Patrick's Day coloring pages: Leprechaun pictures to print and color

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Intro: St. Patrick's Day coloring pages of leprechauns are a great way to introduce your kids to the legend of wee folk of Ireland. Below you'll find leprechaun pictures to print and to color as art projects for your own kids or for the kids in your school classroom.

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Facts About Leprechauns for St. Patty's Day

Irish mythology is filled with fairy folk, and the leprechaun is one of the many little peoples of the far in Irish folklore.

Leprechauns are shoemakers by trade, but full of mischief and pockets full of gold coins.

Irish mythology has it that if you capture a leprechaun, you can earn three wishes if you agree to free the little fairy.

Leprechaun pictures usually depict these wee folk wearing tall top hats with a buckle, knee-length knickers and long beards.

In terms of classification in mythology, this wee one is most like the trickster, not entirely good nor bad, but always full of fun.

It is said that these fairy folk have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. They are the descendants of the mound-dwellers or Tuatha Dé Danann of Ireland.

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St. Patrick's Day Coloring Sheets: Leprechauns to Color and Paint

You'll find some funny leprechaun pictures here as well as some cute ones. If you print off these coloring pages, you'll have the best luck with card stock if you want to color them with water paints instead of color crayons.

The following websites have FREE St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages:

Coloring Page.net: St Patrick's Day

Coloring.WS: Ireland

Coloring.WS: Patrick

Activity Village: Leprechaun Colouring Pages

Crayola.com: Complete the Leprechaun Coloring Page

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