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Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft

With St Patrick’s Day just around the corner there is no better time to do my popsicle stick Leprechaun craft. 

Easy Leprechaun Craft St Patrick Day

Leprechauns bring the luck of the Irish and everyone wants one of these for March 17th! I have tons of St Patrick’s Day crafts for kids featuring these little Irish bearded guys. 

I decided to make one with popsicle sticks because I bought a ton of these for my Christmas crafts and did not actually use them all!

My kids love popsicle crafts like my Hot Cocoa craft so I knew this would be a great activity for them on a cold Spring morning. 

They can do the painting themselves but I still have to help them with the glue gun as they are still quite young. 

This stick craft is just one of my many fun leprechaun crafts for children.

Easy Leprechaun Craft St Patrick Day

Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Craft

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This popsicle stick leprechaun craft is perfect for kids for St Patrick's Day!


  • Regular size popsicle sticks
  • Small popsicle sticks (cut regular sized ones if you have no small ones)
  • Orange and Black Paint & Paint Brushes
  • Black Marker
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Hot Glue
  • Other Assorted Craft Decoration, If Desired


Step 1

Evenly line up 7 regular size popsicle sticks 

Step 2

Using hot glue gun, run a line of hot glue the entire length of a small popsicle stick & press it horizontally onto one end of the 7 sticks - repeat this step on the other end as well 

Step 3

Flip the newly made board over and run an angled line of hot glue near the top of the board and apply a regular size stick at an angle to form the brim of the hat 

Step 4

Paint the face section (lower ⅔) of the Leprechaun with a solid coat of paint, let dry

Step 5

Paint the hat section (upper ⅓) with a solid coat of paint, let dry

Step 6

Use hot glue to attach the eyes just below the brim of the hat

Step 7

With the black marker, draw on the nose & mouth 

Step 8

Use a paint brush to lightly tap on hair and beard, let dry 

Step 9

To decorate the hat brim, glue on the pipe cleaner in any design/pattern you like or use other craft decorations of your choice

Your Popsicle Stick Leprechaun craft is now complete!  

You could change the color of his hat and paint it green instead. I opted for black for something different. 

What will you call your little green guy? Use my Leprechaun name generator and find out.

If you have more popsicle stick you might want to try my Sunshine Popsicle Stick Puzzle

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