Turn those leftover popsicle sticks into fun and easy popsicle stick crafts. Everything from birdfeeders to popsicle sticks Christmas crafts!
We've pulled together some of our favorite and easy popsicle stick crafts for kids of all ages that they are sure to love!
Easy kids crafts happen to be one of our favorite things to make. If you love them as much as we do, then you won't want to miss some of our other popular round-up of posts of using simple crafts including Construction Paper Crafts, Cardboard Crafts, Flower Crafts For Kids, Paper Easter Crafts, and Rainbow Crafts For Kids.
Popsicle Stick Crafts
There’s nothing we love more than being able to find uses for items that would otherwise head to the trash bin. That’s part of the fun of crafting – making something cute out of nothing! One item we love to repurpose is ice cream sticks (or popsicle sticks. We are equal opportunity frozen treat consumers!). These simple little sticks can be used for all kinds of DIY popsicle stick crafts kids will love. A simple craft on rainy days is sometimes the perfect craft!
We love popsicle stick crafts for kids because they can be used any time of year and adapted to all the various seasons and holidays that make us HAPPY. Most of our art projects that use popsicle sticks are simple crafts and require no fancy materials, just basic craft supplies. If you don’t happen to have ice cream or popsicle sticks, you can find similar wooden craft sticks of various shapes and sizes in any craft store. Jumbo popsicle sticks are fun for any of these projects too.
Additionally, you’ll want to have colorful paints on hand, pipe cleaners, glitter, buttons, cotton balls, and of course plenty of glue. Once you start creating kid's crafts with popsicle sticks, you’ll start to think of even more possibilities.
Seasonal Popsicle Stick Crafts
Popsicle sticks are great crafting supplies to have on hand throughout the year. They are so versatile, inexpensive, and easy to find. At Christmastime, they can be used to create a sweet, personalized Christmas ornament, they can be glued in a triangular shape and made into a rustic, DIY Christmas tree, and be used for many other Christmas crafts like snowflakes and stars.
When the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips begin to bloom, use popsicle sticks to create your own flower garden. When painted green, they make sturdy stems for any kind of flower. Paint your sticks brown and you’ve got fun little tree trunks. For another great spring craft idea, use popsicle sticks as the spine of a beautiful butterfly. You can use something simple like construction paper to fashion its wings or get creative with bending pipe cleaners into wings. Add some googly eyes and they will be on their way.
During summer, popsicle sticks can easily be turned into patriotic flags. Just be sure you have enough red, white, and blue paint! These make for fun a Memorial Day craft or to be used as an easy 4th of July party craft. Another fun summer popsicle stick craft is to actually turn them back into popsicles. Cut out construction paper into the shape of your favorite popsicle and decorate with markers, stickers, or whatever you have on hand.
When the weather grows colder and the days once again grow shorter, break out the craft supplies to create all your favorite autumn symbols. Popsicle sticks can be used to make spooky ghosts, wicked witch brooms, or even the veins of a lovely autumn leave. Skip the hand turkeys this year and splay colorful popsicle sticks as the turkey tail feathers.
Create Your Own Designs
Part of the fun of working with popsicle sticks is letting kids create freely. Instead of telling them what to make and how to make it, let them explore and design on their own. With the right supplies available to them, they can often be surprised with how clever and resourceful they are. Encourage them to be crazy and think outside the box and see what creative ways they come up with! Craft sticks are a great way to get creative and are sure to make fun popsicle stick crafts.
Here are some of the fun cute crafts that I think you will love!
This is one of the most popular popsicle stick crafts we have. We love that you can make this bird feeder throughout the year, and the kids absolutely adore watching their creations hanging in the yard.
This craft puts the popsicle in popsicle sticks. 🙂 This sweet ice cream popsicle is a fun Summer craft for the kids where they turn their actual popsicle sticks (ice creams) into a fun Popsicle craft for the entire family.
This is a great craft for those bat lovers. Of course it is also a great Halloween craft. Anything that gets kids excited about reading and making is good in my book.
This is another fun Summer kid's craft. Watermelon makes everyone happy, and watermelon with popsicle sticks is always fun. Grab your paint and sharpie marker and have some melon fun.
This is a fun craft to make throughout the year. The best thing about this craft is that it does not only have to be about unicorns. Your child can decorate their popsicle stick night light based on their favorite things. Add a little bit of personality to a comfort
We are going abstract with this fun flower and using some fun craft supplies to create this fun idea. Popsicle sticks, pom poms, and some different colors of paper and you will be on your way to some cute popsicle stick crafts.
We love turning our cutie craft sticks into fun and colorful butterfly puppets or bookmarks.
Our Chinese dragon puppet is one of the most fun kids crafts you can make. Head over to the post and create one for yourself.
Crafts can be functional too. We are showing you how to turn those popsicle sticks into a fun shelf that your child can hang in their room. Grab a hot glue gun and get started on this great project.
We love these adorable “aliens on a stick.” This easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers is a great beginner craft for kids. We show you exactly how to make these sweet aliens. Once you’ve got your monster colored and ready to go, simply attach it to the top of the popsicle stick and watch them come to life. Create silly voices for them and put on a play. Or simply use them as a bookmark.
Flowers always make everyone smile. Turning them into sweet bookmarks can ensure that they will make you smile throughout your book.
No "Fowl" play with this cutie patootie turkey. 🙂 Grab the free template and turn up the cuteness this Thanksgiving.
Another really cute flower craft that can be made with a craft stick or straw and is sure to make any Mom smile.
Grab your popsicle sticks and create this fun Halloween-themed paper plate puppet show. So much fun!
Craft Stick Puppy Dog by Mom Wife Busy Life
We can't get over how stinking cute this puppy made from sticks is.
Craft Stick Tractors by Hunny I’m Home
This adorable little tractor is another sweet craft for kiddos who love all things cars, trucks, and transport. Simply color the popsicle sticks, line them up and glue them together. Then add the cab with perpendicular sticks and the button wheels. If you have kids who love animals, we’ve got popsicle stick crafts for them too. No matter their interest, you’ll find something here to peak their curiosity.
Unicorn Puppets by Kidz Craft Corner
We are obsessed with all things unicorn and these little cuties are no different.
Popsicle Stick Fish by DIY Thought
These fish are colorful and fun and all kinds of fun.
Craft Stick Photo Frames by Sustain My Craft Habit
We also love making unique picture frames with colorful popsicle sticks. This easy peasy craft requires paint, glue, craft popsicles, and adorable photos. (We’re sure you have a few!) They make great gifts for grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers, Mother’s or Father’s day, or any other time you just want to spread HAPPY.
Craft Stick Bumblebee by ABC’s of Literacy
There is something so cute and sweet about this popsicle stick bee. If you have a bee-obsessed kid, then this is a great craft for them.
Popsicle Stick Walrus by Everyday Mom
Oh man, I will walrus love this fun craft. Lots of fun making animal crafts.
Popsicle Stick Smiley Sun by Crafts for Toddlers
This sun is sure to make everyone smile. These would also be cute ornaments.
Craft Stick Napkin Holders by My Joy Filled Life
Another function craft using popsicle sticks. I know I would love to get this cute napkin holder. The washi tape can customize to your style. What a fun craft project.
Wool Sheep Stick Puppet by Best Toys
What do you call a sheep covered in chocolate? Candy Baaaa 🙂 This is a fun wooly craft.
Rainbow Craft by Mom Brite
We are also very obsessed with rainbows and this cute craft is giving us all kinds of colorful feels.
Hand Print Puppets by Sweet Silly Sara
Turn your hand into a fun puppet with all kinds of creativity and fun.
Homemade Coasters by Get Green Be Well
One last functional craft where they are turning craft sticks into a cute set of coasters.
We hope you enjoy all these popsicle stick crafts as much as we do.
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