If you have kids at home who love to play pretend, these popsicle stick St. Patrick’s day puppets are the perfect activity for them to do!
They’re the latest addition to our St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids and are one of our most simple ever, which means they’re perfect for little children.
We’re giving you the free printable template so all your kids have to do is use their imagination to color them as they please! After that, they can work on their scissors skills to cut them out and attach them to popsicle sticks.
The fun doesn’t stop once they’ve created them!
After that, have them pretend play together or put on a special St. Patty’s Day puppet show. The options are endless!
Popsicle Stick Puppets
- Popsicle sticks (we used jumbo ones)
- Crayons or markers
- St. Patrick’s Day puppet template (enter your email in the form at the end of the page to have the link sent to you)
Download the popsicle stick puppet template and print it out on thick, white paper.
Use the markers to color in all of the puppets.
Cut out each of the items.
Flip each of the puppets over and use tape to secure to a popsicle stick.
That’s it! It’s such a simple activity for young kids!
More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
We always recommend starting any theme with books! These St. Patrick’s Day books are fun and will definitely keep the kids engaged. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your home collection.
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!
Does your family enjoy crafting? If so, we have so many more St. Patrick’s Day ideas kids will love!
This rainbow card craft is another simple activity that involves coloring and will help with fine motor skills.
We love this adorable handprint leprechaun craft too! It’s quick, non-messy, and makes a great keepsake for Mom and Dad.
Another great craft is this leprechaun headband craft. It also has a free template and kids can make it from paper or print in black and white to color in instead!
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!
- White cardstock
- Popsicle stick (we used jumbo ones)
- Marker or crayons
- Puppet template
- Download the popsicle stick puppet template and print it out on thick, white paper.
- Use the markers to color in all of the puppets.
- Cut out each of the items.
- Flip each of the puppets over and use tape to secure to a popsicle stick.