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Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Hat Craft

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This popsicle stick leprechaun hat is an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids to make at home or school. 

It’s a great holiday themed project that can also be used to work on shapes, colors, cutting and counting.

You can even use these as place cards for a St. Patrick’s Day party or attach a picture of your child’s face under the hat to turn them into a cute little leprechaun!

Want more Saint Patrick’s Day craft ideas? Check out our coffee filter leprechaun, coffee filter rainbow, and even more leprechaun crafts for kids.

Hand holding completed green leprechaun hat made from popsicle sticks.

Craft Stick Leprechaun Hat Saint Patrick’s Day Craft

Are you looking for a cute craft project to do with the kids? We love popsicle stick crafts because they are easy to make. 

They are perfect for crafting with toddlers and preschoolers, but kids of all ages can enjoy making these leprechaun hats.

It’s also easy to gather enough materials if you need a holiday themed project for a group, such as in a classroom or at a daycare center.

The coloring and gluing helps kids work on fine motor skills. It’s an excellent choice for an art center during March!

Overhead view of green top hat made with popsicle sticks and decorated with a paper shamrock.

You can have the paper shapes cut out ahead of time or have the kids trace the pattern templates and cut everything out themselves.

I love using a hot glue gun for crafty projects, but you can also use a tacky craft glue or even regular school glue. If you use school glue, the hats may need a longer drying time.

Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Hat Craft Supplies:

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Hat:

Download the Leprechaun Hat Pattern here.

You can print and cut out the templates to trace on the colored paper. You may also choose to cut out the pieces freehand. Our printable template is not required, but is provided as a helpful resource.

Popsicle sticks arranged to look like a hat, green paper, and glue gun.

Line up 6 craft sticks vertically and the 7th one horizontally. Cut out the hat base from Kelly green (or dark green) paper. Glue the popsicle sticks to this paper. It will be the back of the hat, holding all of the sticks together.

Coloring popsicle sticks with green marker.

Color the front of the popsicle sticks with green washable marker. and set aside to dry.

Cut out the hat band from black paper and a buckle from gold glitter paper. Alternatively, you can use yellow paper. Glue the hat band and buckle to the hat. 

Gluing black and gold  paper to green popsicle stick hat.

Cut a piece of rainbow ribbon and tie it into a bow. Fishtail cut the ends (cut a small triangle out of the ends) and glue the bow to the center of the buckle.

Rainbow striped ribbon tied in a bow and added to leprechaun hat.

Cut the shamrock shape out from bright green craft paper. Decorate with a green washable marker to create a pattern or write your name. You can also leave the shamrock as is, then glue it to the hat.

Shamrock cutouts and template laying on green paper. One shamrock says Mary.

Now you have a cute leprechaun hat made out of popsicle sticks that can be used as a place card or decoration. Attach a loop of ribbon or twine on the back to hang as an ornament.

Another option is to add a magnet and place it on your fridge. We hope you enjoy this fun family craft activity!

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Overhead view of green top hat made with popsicle sticks and decorated with a paper shamrock.

Craft Stick Leprechaun Hat

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute popsicle stick leprechaun hat for an easy kids' craft for St. Patrick's Day.

Materials

  • Leprechaun Hat Patterns PDF
  • 7 wooden craft sticks
  • Green washable marker
  • Gold Glitter, Black, Kelly Green and Bright Green craft paper
  • Rainbow Ribbon

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the Leprechaun Hat Pattern. Print and cut out the templates to trace on the colored paper. You may also choose to cut out the pieces freehand. Our printable template is not required, but is provided as a helpful resource.
  2. Line up 6 craft sticks vertically and the 7th one horizontally. Cut out hat base from kelly green (or dark green) paper.
  3. Glue the popsicle sticks to this paper. It will be the back of the hat, holding all of the sticks together.
  4. Color the front of the popsicle sticks with green washable marker. and set aside to dry.
  5. Cut out the hat band from black paper and a buckle from gold glitter paper. Alternatively, you can use yellow paper. Glue the hat band and buckle to the hat. 
  6. Cut a piece of rainbow ribbon and tie it into a bow. Fishtail cut the ends (cut a small triangle out of the ends) and glue the bow to the center of the buckle.
  7. Cut the shamrock shape out from bright green craft paper. Decorate with a green washable marker to create a pattern or write your name. You can also leave the shamrock as is, then glue it to the hat.
  8. Now you have a cute leprechaun hat made out of popsicle sticks that can be used as a place card or decoration. Attach a loop of ribbon or twine on the back to hang as an ornament. Another option is to add a magnet and place it on your fridge.

Notes

Drying time will vary. Time to complete project is provided as a guideline, but may vary.

Did you make this project?

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Completed leprechaun hat popsicle stick craft with text overlay.

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