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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

More St. Patrick’s Day Fun

If you need more ideas to turn this project into a day long St. Patrick’s Day theme, don’t worry! We’ve got lots of great ideas to get you started.

Kids who love crafts will want to make even more for St. Patrick’s Day. Why not try out this photo leprechaun craft? It’s a cute activity that turns a child into a leprechaun!

Children can have even more opportunities to work on fine motor skills when they create this simple shamrock craft.

Put on a puppet show after the kids make this leprechaun paper bag puppet! It’s quick to make and comes with a printable template.

hand holding popsicle stick leprechaun craft

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. Patricks’ Day!

Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!

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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.

Free Leprechaun Template

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