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Popsicle Stick St. Patrick’s Day Puppets [Free Template]

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 their own puppet show. The options are endless!

Popsicle Stick Puppets

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  • Jumbo Popsicle sticks
  • Tape
  • Crayons or Markers
  • St. Patrick’s Day puppet template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)


Start by downloading the St. Patrick’s Day puppet template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity.

hand holding St. Patrick's Day popsicle stick puppets template

Grab those markers and get ready to bring the puppets to life with a burst of color! Encourage your kids to use their imagination and creativity as they fill in each of the puppets with the markers.

hand coloring in leprechaun head

Once the puppets are all ready, it’s time to carefully cut them out. Remind your kids to take their time and use safe cutting techniques.

hand cutting out pot of gold

Now for the grand finale! Flip each of the colorful puppets over and grab those jumbo popsicle sticks. Help your kids use tape to secure each puppet to a popsicle stick.

hand taping popsicle stick to back of puppet

We’re sure your kiddo will love creating this craft for St. Patrick’s Day! Check out our other popsicle stick crafts they will love to make too!

More Kids Activities

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with these fun and festive ideas! From fun St Patrick’s Day crafts to educational activities, there’s something for kids of all ages to enjoy. Keep reading for more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration!

St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

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! Please read this book and let your kiddos build their 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 St. Patrick's Day popsicle stick puppets

St. Patrick’s Day Kid Craft Ideas

Does your family enjoy crafting? If so, we have so many more St. Patrick’s Day crafts kids will love!

Rainbow Card Craft – This cute craft is a fun activity for kids to create and give to their friends on St. Paddy’s Day! With some simple craft supplies, your child can make a colorful card to spread some holiday cheer. It’s also the perfect project for large groups of kids in a classroom setting!

Handprint Leprechaun Craft – For an easy peasy St. Patrick’s Day craft activity, try making this adorable handprint leprechaun! Your kids will have so much fun tracing and cutting out their handprints to create these cute little characters. It’s also a great way to practice following directions and work on their fine motor skills!

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Leprechaun Headband Craft – Sprinkle some imaginative play into your kid’s day with this cute leprechaun craft. Both older and younger children will have great fun creating their own leprechaun headband using card stock, glue, and some simple craft supplies! Plus, our free printable leprechaun template makes it easy to recreate this craft at home or in school.

Leprechaun Dog Craft – Our leprechaun dog craft would be a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration! It’s the cutest and easiest craft for your little dog lovers to make. Just follow the full instructions and download our free printable template for a fun and fuss-free activity.

St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables

Looking for some fun lunchbox notes for your child to bring to school on St. Patrick’s Day? Check out our printable St. Patrick’s Day jokes for kids! The silly punchlines and colorful designs are enough to make anyone smile. Print them out and slip them into your child’s lunch for a touch of holiday cheer!

Our leprechaun coloring pages are a great independent work activity for younger children. They can practice coloring inside the lines, develop fine motor skills, and unleash their creativity with each coloring page! Add them to your lesson plans or keep them for personal use at home – either way, they’re a fun project for St. Patrick’s Day.

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These St. Patrick’s Day scissor practice printables couldn’t be any cuter. Print them out, hand your child a pair of scissors, and watch as they develop their cutting skills. From simple lines to more intricate designs, these worksheets are great for children at different skill levels. Get the digital download today for a no-prep activity that’s perfect for developing fine motor skills. 

Learning to read and understand different sounds is made fun with this St. Patrick’s Day beginning sounds activity! The full color printables include pots of gold with different letters, gold coins with pictures, and recording sheets. Your kiddos will have a wonderful time working on their phonics while playing with this fun and festive activity!

St. Patrick's Day popsicle stick puppets

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Activities For Kids

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Popsicle Stick St. Patrick's Day Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These popsicle stick St. Patrick's Day puppets are a fun and simple activity for kids to do this March! Let the kids color them in, then use them for pretend play.


  • White cardstock
  • Popsicle stick (we used jumbo ones)
  • Marker or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Puppet template


  1. Download the popsicle stick puppet template and print it out on thick, white paper.
  2. Use the markers to color in all of the puppets.
  3. Cut out each of the items.
  4. Flip each of the puppets over and use tape to secure to a popsicle stick.

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St. Patrick’s Day Popsicle Stick Puppet Template

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Thursday 14th of March 2024

Please send me the template


Thursday 14th of March 2024

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Dana Wenger

Sunday 3rd of March 2024

Thank you for the free template.


Monday 4th of March 2024

You're very welcome!

Armando R.

Thursday 16th of March 2023

I would love the free template please.


Friday 17th of March 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂


Friday 10th of March 2023

I can't seem to find the form at the end?


Saturday 11th of March 2023

It's above the comments section, under the heading titled "Free Puppet Template". If you're not able to see it, it most likely means you have a firewall blocking it from appearing. If you can allow the page or try from a personal device, you should be able to see it. Also, some readers say they're not able to see it on Chrome, but they can on other browsers. You may be able to try that as well ◡̈ Please let me know if you have any questions!


Friday 3rd of March 2023

I would love the free template please


Friday 3rd of March 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

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