Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Puppet Craft

Turn some everyday paper and popsicle sticks into an adorable Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Puppet Craft to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day. This little Leprechaun is so easy to make thanks to our free printable leprechaun template. You just need craft paper, a few simple household items and a bit of creativity to make this magical craft!

Popsicle stick leprechaun puppet craft

Buckle up and get ready for some puppet fun with this leprechaun puppet craft. For even more puppet making fun check out our scarecrow puppets and our superhero puppet craft.

Young children will love making their own set of their leprechaun puppets, but what makes this activity perfect for little ones is the happy and imagination-filled playtime your kids will get once the puppets are ready.

Scroll down below to get the full instructions and for our printable Leprechaun template!

Popsicle stick leprechaun craft

Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Puppet Craft

Leprechaun Puppet Craft Supplies:

  • Coloured craft papers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

Popsicle stick leprechaun puppet craft supplies

How to Make your Leprechaun Puppet Craft:

STEP 1: Grab your supplies

Print and cut out the Leprechaun puppet template that can be found at the bottom of the page and get your coloured craft paper ready. Trace the leprechaun patterns onto your craft papers of choice and cut out all of the traced pieces using scissors. 

For younger children you may like to have this step prepared for them.

leprechaun template

STEP 2: Prepare leprechaun puppet

This is the fun part! It's time to put your leprechaun puppet together. Start by making your leprechauns hat. Glue together all the parts that make up the belt for the hat and then glue it onto the hat (as shown below)

Then, grab the beard cut out and attach it on the bottom side of the small round cutout that makes your leprechauns face. 

Next, glue the boots on either side of the strip cutouts (which will be used as the puppet legs!). 

leprechaun craft

STEP 3: Glue leprechaun puppet

It's time to glue all the parts together now. Get your head and attach it to the top of the body (the big round cutout). Glue the leg (strips with boots attached) below the body. 
leprechaun paper craft

STEP 4: Give your leprechaun puppet a face

Using a sharpie draw the eyes, nose, and mouth of the leprechaun. You can also draw some stripes on the legs if you feel that you would like to add an extra touch. 

leprechaun puppet

STEP 5: The finishing touch

Now turn your leprechaun papercraft into a puppet! This is what makes this leprechaun craft so cute! Grab your popsicle sticks and attach the paper leprechaun to it. Then glue the leprechauns hat on to complete your leprechaun puppet. 
popsicle stick leprechaun puppet craft

As well as this cute popsicle stick leprechaun craft you can use our printable to make a rainbow, flower, shamrock and pot of gold puppets too.

leprechaun puppet with leprechaun template


To download these leprechaun puppets for free click on the link below and use the discount code: leprechaun. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

leprechaun puppet template

Young children will have so much fun making and playing with this popsicle stick leprechaun craft! It allows your kids to be creative, improve their imagination and practice their crafting skills. We hope your kids enjoy some fun pretend play with your leprechaun puppet set. 

Popsicle stick leprechaun craft. Make a leprechaun puppet using our leprechaun template as a St Patricks Day craft for kids.

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