The easiest material to find for crafting is, of course, popsicle sticks. They’re cheap and the ideas to make are abundant. We collect 10 popsicle stick crafts ideas here in today’s article. They are easy enough to be done by kids as well. Now, without further ado, here is the list.
1. Airplane Craft
This airplane craft will be your first idea. It is surely included in popsicle stick crafts for kids. To make this airplane, your kids will need two kinds of popsicle sticks (5 small sticks and 3 big ones), cardboard cuttings, small black head, glue, and scissors. The example uses some stickers as decorations.
It looks girlish because the decorator is a girl. Replace the feminine colors and patterns with something more boyish if you have little men work together beside you.
2. Herb Garden Labels
If your kids love to plant, this idea will surely be of any help. It is the fastest and easiest way to have their herbal plants labeled. Aside from the popsicle sticks, you’ll only need craft paint in several colors, paint brush, and a couple of toothpicks.
The work you get to do is just to paint the sticks in whatever pattern and colors desired before writing the plants’ name using the toothpick and white paint. Mistakes are allowed here because you could fix the problem right away by simply repainting them.
This popsicle craft is one of the storage hacks exist. It helps you to have less clutter caused by small items. Apart from the dyed popsicle sticks, the other requirements are parts of daily necessities: cardboard and white glue.
The cardboard will act as the base, so you need to cut it into the form you want. In hexagonal case, you require three sticks to build each layer. Glue them alternatively by leaving a space between two sticks. The next three sticks are glued above the space left in the previous layer. Repeat the steps until it has the depth you like.
4. DIY Clock
You could now have the most affordable wall clock, thanks to creativity. To make this extraordinary clock, you’ll need dyed popsicle sticks, clock mechanism, sticky tack, and optional cardboard craft box. The sticky tack is used as the last step to affix the clock set to the wall. The outcome will surely be suitable for your kid’s bedroom.
5. Bird Feeder
Popsicle sticks bring creativity to another level as exemplified by the picture. The bird feeder is pretty out of context if we must say, in terms of arts and crafts. But then again, it proves that this material is so versatile. To make this bird feeder, the requirements are plentiful of popsicle sticks in usual size and one large one to be tongue depressor.
Besides that, you will also need bird seeds, paint, cords, and glue. The steps are so easy since this craft is intended to be done by kids. Make the base is the first step. Build layers is the next. In the middle of building layers, glue the tongue depressor, and continue the previous step until you get 6 rows.
Painting the entire bird feeder and gluing the cords are the final two steps that need to be done afterward. And that’s that.
6. Fridge Magnet
This small project costs you nothing. It doesn’t even require a lot of popsicles. You just need to keep the ones that intact inside your ice creams and magnet you get every so often in the mail. Firstly, paint the sticks in the colors favored by your kids. Then, cut the magnet in similar width with popsicle sticks.
Hot glue the magnet piece onto one side of the popsicle stick. And, as simple as that, they’re done. Make some to surprise your kids. Or rather, make some along with the kids. Either way is great.
7. Cute DIY Book Covers
If you have a mini notebook with plain covers, it’s time to beautify them using popsicle sticks, some lengthy embroidery thread, glue, and markers. First, you’re going to need popsicle sticks plenty enough to cover the whole front part of the notebook. Line them up and stick them together using the thread. It’s up to you.
However, choose wisely on the knot that you apply to the sticks. As long as it holds the sticks secure enough, you’re on the right track. Glue the popsicle stick set to the notebook and finally draw some attractive drawing in front. Only then, you’re set. If you do this project with your kid, make sure the knot is easy enough for them to follow.
8. Two-Layer Pencil Holder
Ideas for creating a pencil holder from popsicle sticks are varied and numerous but this one is different. It consisted of two layers of holders, involved several clothes pin as decoration, and provides some spot to hold the eraser. The only material needed that hasn’t been mentioned is glue.
You need to build the base and arrange the holder. To make the latter, you might want to draw a perfect circle first on a piece of paper. And then with that, line up the popsicle sticks tracing the circle shape. The two layers of popsicle sticks are useful both aesthetically and functionally.
9. Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft
This craft project requires a curvy popsicle stick to be the body of a turkey. If you don’t own any, it’ll be a perfect excuse to run to the store right away and buy certain ice creams which use the said popsicle stick. Anyway, besides the sticks, you also get to collect brown paint, duck tape, hot glue, googly eyes, and papers in red and yellow colors.
10. Freezer Paint Popsicles
For this popsicle stick craft, you’ll need popsicle mold, washable paints in your little ones’ favorite colors, and a little bit of patience. This project involves freezing process along the way, so be patient, that is. All you get to do is to pour the paints onto the molds and let them freeze for quite some time.
Pop a stick inside the half-frozen paints and continue the freezing process. Only until they get frozen completely then you could play with them.
They say the end of something is the beginning of something else. And that applies to you, too. It’s time to end the reading and begin the executing. Your kids are waiting for you to finish all 10 popsicle stick crafts ideas. Now, happy crafting!