Wherever you are in the world, I can guarantee that you can make a Popsicle stick craft, because there are Popsicles everywhere!
They’re very cheap, durable, and whether you’re collecting them after using or buying wooden craft sticks at the store. Popsicle sticks are so incredibly versatile to craft with, and what’s interesting is that you can make some pretty useful stuff with them!
1. Craft Stick Rainbow Craft
Want something to cheer you up instantly? Nothing beats a nice colorful rainbow! The tutorial shows us how to make a very simple rainbow with just glue, cotton pads/balls and craft sticks. You can paint sticks if you want to or just stick to colored ones.
2. Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament
Snowflakes have this magical quality: no matter how simple they are, they always look lovely! This craft stick snowflake is really fairly, but you can make it your own with the kind of embellishments you use. Attach a piece of pipe cleaner and it’s good to hang!
3. Popsicle Stick Fish Craft
Ooh, this little fishy looks all puckered up and ready for a selfie! Glued to My Crafts uses plain felt and sticks to make this fish craft, but you can use color themes to match the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Seuss book.
4. Popsicle Stick Dragonfly
Get the slim variety of this project to make these elegant little dragonflies. Pipe cleaners turn into wings, while googly eyes give the dragonflies some personality! Attach a thin string and hang a bunch of these to create a spring-like atmosphere indoors.
5. Craft Stick Airplanes
No kid leaves their childhood without playing with a paper plane! NL Cafe has tutorial to make these cute craft stick airplanes. You can translate the page into English or just look at the pictures – they’re pretty self explanatory!
6. Craft Stick Fairies
These craft stick fairies are quite the trimmer – you can turn them into princesses, witch or angels. All you need to do is play around with the wings and change the dress. Add a pointy black hat and you’ll also get a witch for Halloween!
7. Popsicle Stick Baby Chick Craft
Handprint crafts are great for the younger lot, and this one from Make and Takes is just perfect! Get the pieces ready and let the child assemble it alone. Ideal for spring, Easter or simply when learning about baby animals.
8. Craft Stick Easter Bunny Bookmarks
These little bunnies will mark your page – so don’t worry about losing your place! You really don’t need much more than paper and craft sticks to make this craft, making it perfect for those impulsive ‘I want to craft’ moments!
9. Mix Match Articulated Snake Craft
Kids Craft Room has a fun DIY toy that also makes a great stocking stuffer! Love how you can mix and match to make any pattern. Go for jumbo sticks to have enough space to stick the snaps securely.
10. CVC Popsicle Stick Flowers
If you’re having trouble teaching your little one to read, then these CVC theme flowers are here to help. This is a great resource for learning about word families and improving spelling in young kids.
11. Popsicle Stick Monsters
Check out these fun monsters project from I Heart Arts n Crafts, made with Popsicle sticks as the base. These are perfect for Halloween and the best part is that you can make them look as friendly or creepy as you want them to. Add more eyes, some fangs, arms – anything you like!
12. DIY Mini Camping Site with Craft Sticks
Give your small world or action figures a nice camping site with these craft stick tents! Throw in some pebbles, light up a fire and let the songs and horror stories begin!
13. Summer Stick Bookmark
Homan at Home puts together some bright colored foam and craft sticks to create these cute bookmarks for some memorable summer reading. I can imagine making these for each season – snowflake or a tree for Christmas, rabbit or baby chick for Easter, pumpkin or witch for Halloween – take your pick!
14. Craft Stick Robot Craft
You can create for yourself with beads, stickers, gems anything you like, you can have glitter paint to have a girly robot too.
15. Popsicle Stick and Yarn Spider Web
Want some subtle Halloween decor or just feel like pranking someone? Buggy and Buddy has the solution for you! Popsicle sticks give these spider webs shape will yarn finishes it. Don’t forget a tiny plastic or rubber spider to make it look more realistic!
These Popsicle stick crafts for kids are just a small part from the huge collection out there, and these should give you inspiration to try more. Most of these craft require very basic craft supplies like colored paper, with a few requiring others like pipe cleaners, googly eyes and so on. So you’re never at a loss when you want to craft – if you have Popsicle sticks, you’re all set!
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