First glue your popsicle sticks together to look like a fence. Eight next to each other and two across to secure in place.
Set aside to let it dry completely.
When it's dry, you are ready for paint. Squirt some craft paint on your paper plate.
Grab your foam paint brush and go ahead & paint your craft stick mug shape however you like. I did a light shade of blue for mine.
When done with that step, set aside the painted wood shape to allow it to dry a bit.
Now grab your choice of color in cardstock and the scissors.
Cut out a simple handle shape that will go on the side of the mug.
To finish off your Popsicle Stick Hot Chocolate Mug - have children glue on the paper mug handle shape, as well as any other embellishments, such as a cotton ball rim of marshmallows and the snowflake sticker to the mug.
Allow everything to dry completely in an undisturbed location.