Popsicle puzzles are super fun and are actually educational! It requires problem solving which is great for younger kids. These popsicle crafts are great fun for St. Patrick's Day! We made a shamrock and a leprechaun hat :)
You will need green/black/yellow washable paint, popsicle sticks, a black marker, tape, glitter and printouts (optional).
Start by lining up the popsicle sticks next to eachother, then put a piece of painters tape across them all. Next you will want to write numbers in order. This is a helpful tool for kids if they get stuck putting the puzzle together.
Flip the popsicle sticks over and draw a shamrock or print & trace this printable shamrock (I pasted it into a word document and made it smaller).
Take some green paint and have the kids paint inside the lines. Set aside and let dry.
We also wanted to make Leprechaun hat puzzle! So just like the first craft, tape and number the back.
Draw a Leprechaun hat or print & trace this printable leprechaun hat (needs resizing in a word document).
Paint the hat green with a black stripe in the middle. Let the paint dry for at least 30 minutes and then paint a yellow buckle on. If you want to make it prettier like us, sprinkle some gold glitter on!
Now you have fun little puzzles to play with! Note that the shamrock is pretty difficult for younger kids since it's just one color.
If you liked this one, check out my other St. Patrick's Day Crafts!