Fun Crafts You Can Do With Popsicle Sticks

There are so many great things that you can do with popsicle sticks! Here are a few ideas to help you get started doing fun crafts with your kids.

American Flags

What You Will Need:

7 popsicle sticks per flag

Red paint

White paint

Blue paint

Silver sequins – 9 per flag

Red sequins – 16 per flag

Glue

How To Make An American Flag Out of Popsicle Sticks

  1. Use a hot glue gun to glue all of the popsicle sticks together on the longest side. You should end up with a thick rectangle.
  2. On the very 1st popsicle stick, starting from the left, pain 1/3 of the popsicle stick blue.
  3. Follow step 2 for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th popsicle sticks.
  4. Then, use white paint on the 1st and 3rd popsicle sticks on the remaining 2/3rd s of the popsicle sticks.
  5. Repeat step 4 with red paint for the 2nd and 4th popsicle sticks.
  6. Then, use white paint again on the 5th and 7th popsicle stick, painting the entire stick white.
  7. Use red on the 6th popsicle stick, painting it completely.
  8. By now, you should be able to clearly tell that this is an American flag.
  9. Use the sequins to add some bling to your flag. Starting with the silver sequins, glue three sequins evenly dispersed in the blue section, where the 1st and 2nd popsicle sticks touch.
  10. Follow step 9 for where the 2nd and 3rd popsicle stick touch.
  11. Then, follow step 9 again for where the 3rd and 4th popsicle sticks touch.
  12. Now, use your red sequins on your 2nd, 4th, and 6th, popsicle sticks.
  13. Place three sequins, as evenly as possible on the red part of the second popsicle stick.
  14. Follow step 13 for your 4th popsicle stick.
  15. Then, on the 6th popsicle stick, follow step 13, except evenly disperse 10 sequins.
  16. Let dry and enjoy!

craft time with popsicle sticks

Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament

The Christmas season is coming, which means many people will have Christmas trees and therefore need some ornaments. Reindeer ornaments are very simple to make.

What you will need to make reindeer ornaments:

3 popsicle stick  (per reindeer ornament)

googly eyes or a black sharpie marker

red craft balls

Glue

How to make reindeer ornaments out of popsicle sticks:

  1. Glue together two popsicle sticks so that they form a V. Then, use a 3rd popsicle stick and glue it horizontally on the V so that it is about 1/3 of the way down from the top.
  2. Glue on the googly eyes or draw them on with a sharpie marker on the original 2 popsicle sticks, that were used to make the V shape. Make these eyes about half way down on the popsicle stick.
  3. Glue on your red craft ball at the point where the two popsicle sticks overlap in your V.
  4. Tie a ribbon onto the horizontal popsicle stick so that you can hang it on the Christmas tree and enjoy! (And, you can write your name and the date on the horizontal part so that you can remember this ornament for years to come.
  5. Enjoy your new ornament!

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Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

As Christmas draws near and the weather gets colder and colder, having indoor activities to do with your family becomes more and more appealing. However, not all of us are pro DIY-ers. Not to worry! Here are some easy Christmas Craft Ideas that you can do with your kids.

These crafts are excellent to do in the days leading up to Christmas and/or on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Bring the supplies to craft with your kids plus your nieces and nephews wherever you are going to celebrate the holidays and you will have provided a constructive place for the little ones to funnel their energy. In addition, you’ll have provided a memento of the holiday celebration for each child to take home.

Fingerprint Christmas Lights

This is a bit of a messy of craft, but it is so much fun and looks so cute! All you’ll need are primary colored finger paints plus maybe orange and green paint.  Have your kids dip their fingers into the paint and onto the paper in any sort of way. When they are done, depending on their ages, have them bring the paintings to you. Use sharpie “connect the dots” to create the Christmas light chord in a doodle-y and Charlie Brown style Christmas light strand sort of way. Connect the painted lights to the Sharpie-ed on chord with a filled in rectangle shape. And voila! You have an art project to display on your fridge! Little tip, set up the paints and paper on a table with a plastic table cloth on it.

Santa Beard Half Mask

These are so fun and simple! Plus, you get to take pictures of your kids with little Santa’s Beards. Depending on the ages of your children, you may need to begin the craft by cutting out a printed Santa beard template and taping or gluing a popsicle stick to the back of the beard. Then, have your child glue cotton balls all over the beard. They cannot go wrong. After they are dry, have a cute little Santa’s Beard photo shoot!

Felt Christmas Tree Pins

Cut out a 3-4 inch triangle from green felt to be your tree. Cut out a rectangle from the brown felt to be the tree trunk and glue it to the base of the tree. Glue pom poms, sequins, glitter, or whatever else your heart desires to the tree as ornaments. Wait for the glue to completely dry. Once dry, the trees can be safety pinned to your shirt.

Alternatively, you can glue the tree to popsicle stick supports along the edges and down the center of the tree. When the framework is dry, glue the whole thing to the side of a clothing pin so that kids can take the pin on and off a little bit more safely on their own. This craft does involve waiting for something to dry which can be very difficult for little ones. However, the finished product is very-cute.

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