In summer season we all love to eat lots of ice cream. As we keep on eating ice cream, we can collect more and more of popsicles. When you have enough number of ice cream popsicles, you can start with making some great fun Popsicle stick crafts for kids. Such craft items surely provide with smiles and happiness along with a green footprint as we save the environmental pressure on Mother Earth by reducing the waste. Let us look at some beautiful popsicle crafts.
20 Popsicle Stick Crafts for kids to make
1. DIY Kids Crafts: How to make Popsicle / Ice Sticks Moving Puppet
This is an easy to make popsicle craft. Clean the surface of the popsicle and dry it. Paint the popsicle sticks in solid paint. Take a pin hole maker and make two holes at the top. Also make a hole at the base of the popsicle stick. Pass a rubber band through the horizontal holes. Now tie a thread at one of the rubber band layer. Pass the thread through the third hole and add a bead at the base. Use this bead t pull the rubber band, this will help to open and close the mouth of the figure. Stick googly eyes above the rubber band mouth.
2. Moveable stick puppets
You can make these beautiful and playful moving stick puppets on the popsicle sticks. Take some pictures of yourself and your cousins. Now cut all the joints and make them movable with the help of pins. Now stick the figures on the base of the popsicles. Now whenever you will move the popsicle sticks, you will have some lucid and beautifully moving puppet figures.
3. DIY: How to make Popsicle Stick Craft “Box” at Home
You can create some beautiful storage boxes using popsicle sticks. Collect a lot of popsicle sticks. Now align the popsicles side by side and stick them together for the base and the lid of the crafty box. Now make the high rise sides of the box to complete the edges of the box. Now keep the lid on top to check if everything is in place. Now add quilling designs on the top of the lid to beautify the crafty box. This way you get a multi-purpose crafty box to use.
4. Alphabet flower garden
If you have got some old pots which are small in size and are not good enough to hold plants. You can surely make this beautiful popsicle plants garden out of them. Clean the pots inside out. Fill these pots with pebbles. Paint the clean and dry popsicle sticks in green color. Cut out some beautiful and bright flowers from foam felt. Add sequins to the middle of the flower. Stick the flower on one end of the popsicle stick. Push the popsicle into the pebble filled pot. Stick more such popsicles to complete your craft work.
5. DIY: How to make Ice cream stick “Photo frame” at Home
This is a beautiful Mom photo frame. It can be easily made and uses material which is easily available. You can start by taking the size of the photograph you wish to place inside the frame. Now start building your photoframe. You can use two fifferently colored popsicles. Paint half of the popsicles in bright color and leave the other half as it is. Build the base of the frame out of the popsicles which are uncolored. Make a base for the photo frame to help it stand. Now add the colored popsicles on top of the basic frame structure. Decorate the photo frame with glitter dots. Stick the photograph of your mother at the back.
6. Popsicle stick barn house
This is a fun activity which can be easily accomplished. You can start by collecting, cleaning and painting the popsicle sticks. First of all draw a layout of the barn on a sheet of paper. Now start building the walls of the barn by aligning and sticking the popsicle sticks side by side. Make a main building with a high rise and an additional side barn which has animals inside the barn. Build the fences for the barn using white painted popsicle sticks. Add hay and plastic toy animals for the added effect.
7. DIY: Popsicle / ICE Sticks Tissue Paper Holder -Christmas / New Year Special
This is a very useful craft item. You can make this useful napkin holder craft using popsicle sticks. Paint the popsicle sticks in bright paint. Measure a usual napkin holder for reference. Now using those measurements build the base of the napkin holder. Stick the popsicle sticks on the sides of the base using hot glue gun. Once you have stuck all the parts of the napkin holder, decorate the front and back of the napkin holder. Your napkin holder is now ready to show off the napkins it holds.
8. Popsicle stick wreath
We all love to make wreaths on different festivals. Wreaths are easy to make and give proper area coverage. We can make this colorful popsicle wreath using popsicle sticks. Clean and dry the popsicle sticks. Now take colorful sketch pens. Start shading the popsicle sticks in sections using the sketch pens. Do not leave gaps in between. Blend the colors into each other. Now cut a ring out of cardboard sheet. You may also use a wire ring. Stick these colorful popsicle sticks around the cardboard ring. This makes for a beautiful wreath.
9. Kids Craft Bookmark – ICE Sticks + Foam Sheet
Bookworms or avid readers would surely love this bookmark DIY project. Start by cleaning and drying the popsicle sticks. Now cut one of the popsicle sticks in half. Now paint this half popsicle stick and one more popsicle stick in same color. Add dots or other patterns on the half popsicle stick. Now stick this half popsicle stick on the full popsicle stick. Cut a heart shape from soft foam sheet. Thread a twine and beads through the felt foam heart. Stick the hwart on the mast of the book mark. This will surely be a great comapnion for all the writers and readers.
10. Popsicle stick bookmarks
This is a beautiful bookmark creation. First of all take a clean popsicle stick and paint it in a bright color. Now add contrasting color dots on the surface. Use a foam felt sheet to cut out a heart from it. Cut a smaller heart shape from a contrasting color felt sheet. Stick the smaller heart shape on the bigger heart shape. Thread a twine through the hole made in the foam sheet hearts. Seal the twine with beads. Stick the hearts on the popsicle.
11. Homemade weaving looms
This can serve as a great fun time activity for the kids. Take four popsicles. You may paint them or leave them as they are. Now join these popsicles end to end, making a square structure. Take a thread and stretch it over the opposite sides of the frame structure. Now give your child small lengths of crepe paper or colored strips. Help your child to loom through the threads on the square structure. Thsi looks really beautiful.
12. Popsicle stick and button Mother’s Day card
Take some popsicle sticka to make this beautiful popsicle sticks based Mother’s Day card. Form a design on a drawing sheet using popsicle sticks. Once you have made the design, add buttons on the popsicle sticks to decorate the card. Now add a big heart in the middle of the design. Write “Mom” in the heart. Write your well wishes and gratitude for your mother on the card. Your mother will surely love this beautiful card.
13. Popsicle stick glider
You can easily make this stick glider. Take some popsicle sticks. Paint them in different colors. Now take two popsicle sticks, form the base of the glider with these two popsicle sticks. Use styrofoam between the two popsicle sticks. Half a popsicle stick and stick it in the front of the glider. Take two fiferently colored popsicle sticks and stick them in the middle of the glider perpendicular to the main body of the glider. Also add two halves of a popsicle at the back in the shape of a propellar.
14. Washi tape popsicle stick dolls
If your child is fond of making human figures, or if you love to tell stories using characters you can go for this popsicle sticks characters DIY project. Take some clean and dry popsicle sticks. Draw the figures on the popsicle sticks. Draw the face, legs, shoes, etc. for the character. Use buntings, guft wrappers, toffee wrappers, colored paper strips, etc. as the clothes of these popsicle stick figures. Detail the clothes of the figures using black sharpie pen. These figures look pretty.
15. Popsicle stick play mat
This is a beautiful and colorful play mat for your kids. Take some popsicles. Clean these popsicles and paint them in different colors. Now stick these popsicles together to create different shapes. This way you can shape different mat shapes. You can even leave it to your child’s descrition to align the play mate by not joining the popsicles and let your children join the popsicles to form a play mat.
16. Counting hedgehog
This is an interactive way to help your kids to learn counting. Create a beautiful hedgehog using plaster of paris mix. Make the basic shape of the hedge hog. Make gaps for the popsicles to be fit at the back of the hedgehog. Now paint the hedgehog in different colors. Take some clean popsicles and paint them too in bright colors. Make sure you have a certain set of similar colored popsicles. Now write the counting on the top of the popsicles.
17. Popsicle stick fairy door
Fairies are beautiful fantasy creatures. We all love to play with such cute little fairies and they make our childhood beautiful. Let us create a tiny fairy door at the base of a tree with the help of popsicles. Clean and dry some popsicles. Now paint these popsicles in a bright colored paint. Join the popsicles side by side to make it look like a door. Now use two popsicles horizontally to secure the door. Add a black door knob and stick the door to the base of a large tree. This is your favourite fairy princess’s home.
18. Popsicle stick word spacers
This is a great addition to your child’s writing practice. You can help your child have a beautiful handwriting with this word spacer. Take a clean popsicle and make a pattern on it. Now fill in the pattern with sketch pens of different colors. You can use this colorful word spacer to enhance the gaps between the words your child writes.
19. Popsicle stick barn animals
Animal farm is a great story book. We may create a lot of animals easily using the popsicles. Start with a base coat for the popsicle. Now cut out the ears, nose, mouth, etc. for the animals you intend to make from colorful felt cloth. You may even use buttons to make the different features. Stick on googly eyes for the right effect. Add black sharpie pen details to the popsicle animal puppets to make them look realistic.
20. Popsicle stick picture frame
This is a beautiful and bright Popsicle picture frame. Your kids can easily make such a picture frame. Start with clean and dried popsicles. Paint these popsicles in bright colors. You may choose the neon colors as well. You can choose the four popsicles to be of the same color or each to be of a different color. You may decorate the picture frame with sequins, buttons, glitter, etc. Add a photograph at the back side to have a beautiful effect.
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