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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Sliced Fruit Popsicles

Fruity popsicle sticks

Delicious Treats

Children love eating frozen popsicles on a stick, especially in the summer when temperatures soar. However, this store-bought snack is low in nutrition and high in calories and sugar, making the food a poor choice for growing children. Also known as an ice pop, these treats are typically made of white sugar or corn syrup combined with artificial flavorings and colors that make the snacks attractive to children. Mothers concerned about keeping their family healthy by providing a nutritious snack can serve homemade freezer pops made with fresh, frozen or even canned sliced fruit.

Gather Supplies

Parents making their own ice pops can still provide a delicious cold snack on a hot summer day for their children. Making homemade freezer pops is simple after gathering the necessary supplies and ingredients. There are online and brick-and-mortar stores that sell special trays and containers to make homemade freezer pops that have sticks. The trays and sticks are often made of a durable plastic that is dishwasher safe, making the equipment reusable. Mothers that want to use the traditional old-fashioned sticks can find the items sold in bulk packages. It is also possible to use paper or plastic cups as containers for homemade ice pops. And for the little kids, try a specialty ice cube tray in fun shapes. A small plastic spoon can be used instead of a stick.

Nutritious Produce

Sliced fruit adds color and flavor to the freezer pops, making them fun for children and parents. There is an assortment of fresh fruit available at grocery stores and farmers markets throughout the summer, but parents can also use produce grown at home. Parents can buy strawberries, kiwi fruit and peaches seasonally, leading to the freshest homemade ice pops at the lowest prices. Preparing fruit for the freezer pops is easy enough that children can help with washing the produce. Small fruit such as blueberries do not require slicing to freeze properly, but larger fruit does.

Translucent Bases

Making ice pops with clear or translucent bases allows the beautiful colors of the fruit to show. After putting the sliced fruit into a container, you need to add a base to make the freezer pops. Pouring homemade juices made from apples, lemons or pears mixed with water over the fruit provides a translucent appearance, making it easy to see the colorful sliced fruit. It is also possible to use clear soft drinks for the homemade ice pops. A clear base made of sugar dissolved in boiling water also makes a delicious homemade freezer pop that tastes more like a store-bought popsicle.