Skip to Content

Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft [Free Template]

Leprechauns are the quintessential image that pops in kids’ heads when they’re thinking about St. Patrick’s Day!

That’s exactly why we’re sharing this popsicle stick leprechaun craft with you.

Don’t worry about coming up with an activity on your own! Just grab the free template, your craft supplies, and watch our quick video tutorial.

It’s a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft kids will enjoy creating!

Easy Leprechaun Craft Idea

popsicle stick leprechaun craft image collage with the words popsicle stick leprechaun in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the leprechaun template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.

If you don’t want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.

hand gluing popsicle stick together

Paint about 2/3 of the popsicle sticks in a skin colored paint and 1/3 of them in a bright green. Let dry completely before moving on.

hand painting popsicle sticks

Glue the hair to the top of the skin colored portion. Place the beard where the skin and the green paint meet and glue it down.

hand gluing hair to popsicle stick leprechaun craft

Position the eyes in the middle of the leprechaun’s face and glue them in place.

hand gluing eye to popsicle stick leprechaun craft

Take a black marker and draw a smile in between the eyes and the top of the beard. Glue a pink pom pom nose in between and at the bottom of the eyes.

hand drawing mouth on popsicle stick leprechaun craft

Make the leprechaun’s shirt by gluing 2 yellow pom poms in the middle of the green paint section.

hand gluing pom poms on hand gluing hair to popsicle stick leprechaun craft

Finish off by gluing the hat to the top of the hair.

hand gluing hat on hand gluing hair to popsicle stick leprechaun craft

You’re done! Now your child has a cute leprechaun craft they can proudly show off to the whole family.

two popsicle stick leprechaun crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Unit

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and that means it’s time to start thinking about green! Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate with your kids or you’re looking for a way to add a little something extra to your lesson plans, we’ve got you covered.

Below are a few easy ideas for creating a mini St. Patrick’s Day unit study.

St. Patrick’s Day Children’s Books

It’s that time when the Leprechauns come out to play and everyone is a little bit Irish. If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to kick off your unit, start by reading some great St. Patrick’s Day children’s books with your kids!

We love grabbing some themed books from the library or picking up our favorite from Amazon to add to our kids’ library. Try out one of these fun St. Patrick’s Day books for kids:

Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must-have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.

How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patrick’s Day!

Need more book suggestions? Check out our favorite leprechaun books for kids!

hand holding popsicle stick leprechaun craft

Kids’ St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by doing some fun and festive crafts with your kids? Not only will they have a blast getting keeping their hands busy and using their imaginations, but you’ll also help to foster their creativity.

Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Shamrock Craft For Kids – It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, which means it’s time to get your shamrock on! This super simple shamrock craft is perfect for kids of all ages. All you need is a free template, some green paper, and a pair of scissors. It’s a great way to practice fine motor skills and have some festive fun!

St. Patrick's Day kids' craft image collage

Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet – With this leprechaun puppet, kids can have all the fun of playing pretend! This easy-to-make craft is perfect for a rainy day or as part of a St. Patty’s day celebration. And once the creative juices start flowing, there’s no telling what kind of puppet show your little ones will put on.

Pot Of Gold Card Craft – Do you have a little leprechaun in your life? If so, this pot of gold card craft is the perfect activity to get them into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! All you need is some paper and a few basic supplies. Once you’ve got those, just follow the simple instructions and you’ll have a cute card that’s sure to put a smile on someone’s face.

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Activities

These St. Patrick’s Day color by number printables are a great option for parents who want their kids to have a blast while also practicing their number recognition skills. Simply print out the worksheets and grab some crayons or markers, and your kids will be ready to color in all of the festive images. Plus, they’ll be proud to show off their finished products to everyone they know!

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to keep your kids entertained, why not print out some free leprechaun coloring pages? Whether your kids are into rainbows or pots of gold, they’re sure to find a coloring page that they’ll love. And the best part is that they can color them in again and again – perfect for those rainy days when they can’t go outside and play.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Fun Activities

hand holding popsicle stick leprechaun craft

Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This popsicle stick leprechaun craft is the perfect St. Patrick's Day activity for kids.

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue dots (permanent) or hot glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 1 cm pom poms
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Leprechaun template

Instructions

  1. Download the leprechaun template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint about 2/3 of the popsicle sticks in a skin colored paint and 1/3 of them in a bright green. Let dry completely before moving on.
  3. Glue the hair to the top of the skin colored portion. Place the beard where the skin and the green paint meet and glue it down.
  4. Position the eyes in the middle of the leprechaun's face and glue them in place.
  5. Take a black marker and draw a smile in between the eyes and the top of the beard. Glue a pink pom pom nose in between and at the bottom of the eyes.
  6. Make the leprechaun's shirt by gluing 2 yellow pom poms in the middle of the green paint section.
  7. Finish off by gluing the hat to the top of the hair.

Did you make this craft?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Free Leprechaun Template

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Valerie Garcia

Friday 4th of March 2022

Thank you for sharing

Sam

Saturday 5th of March 2022

No problem!

rosina

Friday 4th of March 2022

ty

Sam

Saturday 5th of March 2022

Yep :)

sisi

Thursday 3rd of March 2022

may i have printable art crafts for Patrick’s day

Sam

Saturday 5th of March 2022

If you're looking for this template, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂. If you'd like the ebook, you can find that here: https://shop.simpleeverydaymom.com/collections/crafts/products/st-patricks-day-crafts-templates

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions