Once your kids are done eating their popsicles, make sure you collect the sticks. Yes, there are several amazing DIY ideas that you can try by making use of popsicle sticks. So, collect them or buy them, but make sure you have enough to try your hand at these interesting ideas.
8 Amazing DIY Popsicle Stick Crafts
You can help your kids make fun little bookmarks using popsicle sticks. Just paint the sticks and decorate them. You can make these bookmarks resemble snakes or small men by sticking a pair of eyes and attaching some hair.
Paint the popsicle sticks and use them to make small picture frames. Arrange the sticks to form a square and attach them using some glue. You can also decorate your picture frame using glitter or decorative gems. Once done, attach a ribbon to suspend the picture frame from the wall.
Popsicle sticks can be used to make organizers for holding stationery such as pens, pencils, paint brushes, etc. You will need an empty soup can, popsicle sticks, glue and rubber band for making the organizer. First, put the rubber band around the can. Now, apply glue on the sticks and slide it inside the rubber band. Make sure the sticks are close to each other and the can is not visible. The rubber band will help the sticks stay in place. Once the glue dries off, tie a ribbon on top of the rubber band. You may decorate the organizer using paint or glitter.
You can make small animal puppets using popsicle sticks. You can make ears, nose, mane, etc. for your animals by using appropriately shaped paper. For example, beak can be made using inverted triangle, ears by placing the triangle sideways, snout by using circles, etc. Color your sticks, glue the facial features and you are done.
Popsicle sticks can be used for making coasters that can be used to place cups and glasses. Color half of your popsicle stick using multiple colors. You can use permanent markers for doing the coloring. Now, arrange the uncolored sticks on a piece of paper and apply glue over them. Lay out the colored sticks on top of the uncolored ones in the opposite direction. For example, if you have laid out the uncolored sticks horizontally, make sure you place the colored ones vertically. Allow the glue to dry and then seal the colors using glue and water.
Lay out a few popsicle sticks close to each other and attach them using some tape. Flip it over and paste a picture. Make sure the picture and the popsicle layout are of the same size. Now, flip the layout again and remove the tape. Cut in between the popsicle sticks using a knife. Now, put these sticks in small bags and gift them to little ones who will be overjoyed with their gifts.
You can make simple building sticks using popsicle sticks and Velcro dots. It is better to make use of colored jumbo popsicle sticks for this DIY. Just stick the Velcro dots on either ends of the sticks and you’re done. It is more fun if you stick the Velcro dots on both sides. Give these sticks to your kids and watch them put their creativity to use.
Popsicle sticks can be used for making a treasure box for storing trinkets and small toys. Just stack the sticks on top of each other and adhere them using glue. Paint the sticks using attractive colors and ask your little ones to decorate their treasure box as they wish.