A HUGE thank you to Artsy Craftsy Mom for stepping in today with a guest post! As you may know, I absolutely LOVE using popsicle sticks in our kid crafts, so I sure hope her roundup inspires YOU to get crafty for your child today!!!
For most of us, summer brings back memories of beaches, lemonade, story books – and of course, popsicles!!! It’s no different today, and there’s hardly a kid out there who’ll say no to a juicy, dripping Popsicle on a hot summer’s day! But what do you do with all the sticks that are left once the treats have been enjoyed and done with? Why, you recycle and repurpose them into easy Popsicle stick crafts!!
These days, you can buy Popsicle sticks from any craft shop, and they’re very inexpensive. Popsicle sticks are incredibly versatile and there are so many things you can do with them, from simple bookmarks to complex dollhouses. Here, we feature the easiest crafts of the lot, so that even little ones won’t have too much trouble with them.
10 Easy Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids
These Popsicle stick picket fences from Glued to My Crafts are perfect for spring/summer and Easter crafts. You can even customize them for Christmas, just by changing the theme of the foam cutouts and adding on some snow.
Didn’t we mention that summer’s a time for books? Well, these animal bookmarks from Artsy Craftsy Mom will help mark the page and they’re super easy to make! Great idea for kids to make and gift their friends!
This Uncle Sam craft from Glued to My Crafts is the perfect craft to make in celebration of 4th of July. With just some handprint cutouts and googly eyes, this craft is deceptively easy!
If you’re still in doubt as to what to gift Dad on Father’s Day, look no more! This magnetic photo frame from Artsy Craftsy Mom is a lovely little craft for preschoolers, who can decorate it any way they like, and insert a little picture for Dad!
Why not make popsicles out of Popsicle sticks? Eat Drink Chic has a lovely memory game involving paper popsicles, where you can print out popsicles in any flavor you like to play the game.
This santa craft from Glued to My Crafts is so cute, it would even look good hanging on the Christmas Tree! Plain popsicle sticks form the face, and with nothing more than paper and cotton wool, you get an adorable Santa!
When you think of collages, you often think of paper and foam, but Popsicle sticks come in very handy too!! In this little red hen wall art by Artsy Craftsy Mom, popsicle sticks add texture and color to the collage by becoming the fence for little red hen to perch on!
Who knew that you could get such a cool Frankenstein with just paper, Popsicle sticks and googly eyes!! This realistic looking Frankenstein at Glued to my Crafts is really easy for preschoolers to do on their own, with minimal mess!
This glittery peacock craft from Artsy Craftsy Mom is great for kids who are learning about Indian culture. The peacock is India’s national bird, and this multi-textured craft brings out all the gorgeousness of this beautiful creature!
There’s something very cheery about dragonflies and butterflies, and these popsicle stick dragonflies from Crafty Morning will make a great addition to any little girl’s room! With very few supplies, you get some magical dragonflies that can be suspended from the ceiling.
For any child who’s just beginning to make crafts, a bunch of Popsicle sticks is a must have!! They are going to love painting and sticking them too, so be sure you always have plenty in stock!