Some of the best crafts to make with kids are made with the simplest supplies. From my years working in day cares, I’ve always been partial to popsicle stick crafts! Whether you prefer to buy yours or just wait until your kids have eaten enough popsicles to amass a good sized stick collection, there are hundreds of different crafts that you can help them make with the little wooden slabs.
Hope you like these Fun Popsicle Stick crafts for kids.
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I ran across some super cute color-coded chore sticks from Embellish. Loved the idea
White tin jar
Wooden craft sticks
Embellishments (I used Puffies)
Hot glue gun
Print out of 30+ activities
So here’s the step by step instructions…
First thing I did was spray 10 wooden craft sticks to three different colors of paper (30 sticks total) using spray adhesive.
While that was drying I started work on the tin jar. I added some ribbon to the top and bottom using my hot glue gun.
Then I used some scrap paper and the alphabet stickers to label my jar with “Rainy Daze” and added a little embellishment with a Puffie.
Now it’s time to finish the activity sticks that were set aside for drying. I used an exacto knife to trim out the straight sides and a pair of small scissors to cut the rounded edges.
I then created a Word doc of 30 activities and printed it out in a cute font. I trimmed them out and used Elmer’s glue to adhere them to the ends of the activity sticks.
Here are all of the completed activity sticks!
Pretty cute, huh? Yeah, I’m figuring we’ll use these a lot more than just rainy days. When it’s over 100 degrees here, it’s hard to do anything outside! These will work great for winter time activities as well!
Total costs: $14 at Michael’s for the craft sticks, stickers, tin jar and scrapbook paper. I already had the ribbon, but did have to repurchase some spray adhesive since I was out! That cost me another $6. Oh well, I have plenty left for future projects!