Turn those leftover popsicle sticks into fun and easy popsicle stick crafts. Everything from birdfeeders to popsicle sticks to 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 Craft Ideas 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 using simple crafts including Construction Paper Crafts, Cardboard Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll 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!
Crafts with Popsicle Sticks
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.
Things to Make with Popsicle Sticks
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.
Crafts With Popsicle Sticks
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 by how clever and resourceful they are.
Encourage them to be crazy and think outside the box and see what creative and different 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 DIY 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.
Have some patriotic fun with this fun popsicle stick Uncle Sam.
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 flower popsicle stick 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!
Have some Fall fun with this cute and easy popsicle stick scarecrow. These sweet crafts are great for kids of all ages.
This sweet picture frame can be used for any season. These make great gifts for special holidays or birthdays. Mom would love a picture of them with their kids for Mother's Day... wink wink!
Have some spider web fun this Halloween with this simple spider web craft.
This cute little reindeer is a fun easy Christmas craft that every kid will love.
We can't get over how stinking cute this puppy made from sticks by Mom Wife Busy Life is.
This adorable little tractor by Hunny I’m Home 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 to peek their curiosity.
We are obsessed with all things unicorns and these little unicorn puppets by Kidz Craft Corner are no different.
These fish by DIY Thought are colorful and fun and all kinds of fun.
We also love making unique picture frames with colorful popsicle sticks like this by Sustain My Craft Habit. 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.
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.
Oh man, I will walrus love this fun craft by Everyday Mom. Lots of fun making animal crafts.
This sun is sure to make everyone smile. These smiley suns by Crafts for Toddlers would also be cute adorable ornaments.
Another function craft using popsicle sticks. I know I would love to get this cute napkin holder by My Joy Filled Life. The washi tape can customize to your style. What a fun craft project.
What do you call a sheep covered in chocolate? Candy Baaaa 🙂 This is a fun wooly craft by Best Toys.
We are also very obsessed with rainbows and this cute craft by Mom Brite is giving us all kinds of colorful feels.
Turn your hand into a fun puppet by Sweet Silly Sara with all kinds of creativity and fun.
One last functional craft where they are turning craft sticks into a cute set of coasters by Get Green Be Well.
We hope you enjoy all these popsicle stick crafts as much as we do.
These popsicle stick sleigh ornaments by Glued to My Crafts are cute ornaments that make fabulous gifts. These popsicle stick Christmas crafts make the cutest Christmas ornaments too.
These fun popsicle stick stars from I Can Teach My Children are simple projects using only popsicle craft sticks and no glue!
Have some patriotic fun with these craft stick American flags from The Resourceful Mama.
The best craft glue to use with popsicle sticks has everything to do with the type of crafts it will be used on.
For simple projects that are not holding anything or hanging, then a simple white glue, school glue, or Elmer's glue will work great.
If the popsicle stick craft ideas need to be sturdier because they are holding something or hanging, then I would recommend wood glue. This has a stronger bond and can withstand the elements more.
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