Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft for Kids | St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! With these simple step-by-step instructions, you and your little squad can easily create the cutest Popsicle Stick Leprechauns.

What You Will Need:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Green, Orange and Black Paint
  • Glue Sticks or Craft Glue
  • Cardstock or Cardboard
  • Googley Eyes
  • Small Pink Pom Pom
  • Magnets (optional)
  • Black Paint Marker (optional)


  1. To begin, use craft glue or glue sticks to glue 7 popsicles sticks together on your piece of cardstock or cardboard. It honestly does not matter what material you use for your backing, as long as it is strong enough to support your popsicles sticks.
  2. Cut and remove the remaining cardstock or cardboard to assure that they are equal in both length and width to your popsicle sticks.
  3. Allow to dry.
  4. Using your glue stick or craft glue, glue an additional popsicle stick horizontally across the front to create the rim of your Popsicle Stick Leprechaun’s hat.
  5. Measure a popsicle stick across your leprechaun and cut off remaining edges. Glue this above your leprechaun hat rim, creating the belt of your hat. Let dry!
  6. Using your green paint, paint the top portion (not including the hat belt from the previous step).
  7. Using your black paint, paint the belt of the leprechaun’s hat.
  8. Now it’s time for the beard! Using your orange paint, outline the bottom portion of your leprechaun craft in the shape of a beard. The remaining portion in the center, will be your leprechaun’s face. You may paint this portion, if you wish – I found it easier, however, to simply leave the color of the popsicle sticks.
  9. Allow your creation to dry!
  10. Complete your leprechaun’s face. This is where you can really get creative – we used a small pink pom pom for the nose, googley eyes and a black paint marker to draw in the mouth.

I love using paint markers to add details to our crafts (almost as much as I love chalk markers!). I use them for almost every craft project we create together.

Additionally, we also glued small magnets to the back our leprechaun creations, transforming them into cute, crafty decorations for the fridge.

When crafting, I often will often guide my children with a general idea of the craft I intend to create with them while allowing them to run with the idea and create something completely their own.

The result is several completely unique masterpieces and an abundance of time spent laughing, bonding, and creating memories, as well keepsakes with each other.

See also: Leprechaun Hat Popsicle Stick Craft for Kids and Pot of Gold Popsicle Stick Craft for Kids.

I hope you enjoy creating these Popsicle Stick Leprechauns with your little ones, as much as I did.

Crafting has so many benefits for both you and for your children. I find that crafting brings me a sense of calm in all of the chaos and not only keeps my children entertained (for the time being) but it stimulates their creative minds.

Get crafting, mamas!

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