Check out these 20 Simple Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids to Make and Play – Save those Popsicle or Ice Cream Sticks or Craft sticks and have fun!
Wherever you are in the world, I can guarantee that you can make a Popsicle stick craft, because there are Popsicles everywhere!
When we were young, my siblings and I used to gather the sticks from all the ice creams we had and when we had a sizeable collection, we set out to make all kinds of things with them. I remember making tiny doll furniture, while my sister made little trinket boxes.
What is a Popsicle stick?
Popsicle sticks are also known as craft sticks, Ice cream sticks, Coffee Stirrers, could be tongue depressors or even “icy pole sticks”.
What are Popsicle sticks used for?
Where to buy Popsicle sticks for craft?
These days you can either collect ice-cream sticks or buy craft sticks – you even get them in bulk at pretty cheap rates. We always have loads of these sticks at home, because you never know when the craft bug will bite you, and when it does, you got to be ready!
Try These DIY Crafts With Your Kids While You’re Stuck at HomePopsicle sticks are so incredibly versatile to craft with, and what’s interesting is that you can make some pretty useful stuff with them! Yes, Popsicle stick gift ideas are a thing! Anyway, today we’re not getting too complicated; instead, we’re going to celebrate the simplicity of these sticks with some super easy Popsicle stick crafts for kids to make, play with, give their friends, and in short – enjoy!!
20 Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids to Make
1. Make an Icecream Stick Rainbow Craft
Want something to cheer you up instantly? Nothing beats a nice colorful rainbow! The Resourceful Mama shows us how to make a very simple rainbow with just glue, cotton pads/balls and craft sticks. Paint plain sticks if you want to or just stick to colored ones.
2. Make a Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament
Snowflakes have this magical quality to them; no matter how simple they are, they always look lovely! This craft stick snowflake is fairly straightforward, but you can make it your own with the kind of embellishments you use. Attach a piece of pipe cleaner and it’s good to hang!
3. Turn Popsicle Sticks into Fish
Ooh, this little fishy looks all puckered up and ready for a selfie! Glued to My Crafts uses plain felt and sticks to make this fish craft, but you can use color themes to match the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Seuss book.
4. How about a Popsicle Stick Dragonfly
Get the slim variety of Popsicle sticks to make these dainty little dragonflies. Pipe cleaners turn into wings, while googly eyes give the dragonflies some personality! Attach a thin string and hang a bunch of these to create a spring-like atmosphere indoors.
No kid ever leaves childhood without playing with a DIY plane! NL Cafe has instructions to make these cute craft stick airplanes. You can translate the page into English or just look at the pictures – they’re pretty self-explanatory!
6. DIY pretty Craft Stick Fairies
These craft stick fairies are quite the chameleon – you can turn them into princesses, ballerinas or angels. All you need to do is play around with the wings and change the dress. Add a pointy black hat and you’ll also get a witch for Halloween!
Handprint crafts are great for the younger lot, and this one from Make and Takes is just perfect! Get the pieces ready and let the child assemble it alone. Ideal for spring, Easter or simply when learning about baby animals.
These little bunnies will mark your page – so don’t worry about losing your place! You really don’t need much more than paper and craft sticks to make this craft, making it perfect for those impulsive ‘I want to craft’ moments!
Kids Craft Room has a fun DIY toy that also makes a great stocking stuffer! Love how you can mix and match to make any pattern. Go for jumbo sticks to have enough space to stick the snaps securely.
If you’re having trouble teaching your little one to read, then these CVC theme flowers are here to help. This is a great resource for learning about word families and improving spelling in young kids.
Check out these fun monsters from I Heart Arts n Crafts, made with Popsicle sticks as the base. These are perfect for Halloween and the best part is that you can make them look as friendly or creepy as you want them to. Add more eyes, some fangs, arms – anything you like!
Give your small world dolls or action figures a nice comfortable camping site with these craft stick tents! Throw in some pebbles, light up a fire and let the songs and horror stories begin!
13. Use Ice Cream Sticks to make Summer Stick Bookmarks
Homan at Home puts together some bright colored foam and craft sticks to create these cute bookmarks for some memorable summer reading. I can imagine making these for each season – snowflake or a tree for Christmas, rabbit or baby chick for Easter, pumpkin or witch for Halloween – take your pick!
I Heart Crafty Things embellish with beads, stickers, gems anything you like, you can have glitter paint to have a girly robot too
Want some subtle Halloween decor or just feel like pranking someone? Buggy and Buddy has the solution for you! Popsicle sticks give these spider webs shape will yarn finishes it. Don’t forget a tiny plastic or rubber spider to make it realistic!
Is this a paper craft? Or a Popsicle stick craft? I think it’s a little bit of both! Krokotak has a hilarious flying witch craft – look at the witches looking sideways at you!
If you’re in a unicorn phase, then you must try this pretty craft from Hello, Wonderful!! That double layered horn gives the unicorn some extra glamor, and don’t forget the rainbow yarn – it makes a world of difference!
Old fairy tales have their own charm, but adding puppets makes it so much more interesting! Storytime Toys has a project that’s not too simple, but not too hard – yes, it’s a set of Goldilocks puppets!
Kids Craft Room has a cute little bee craft is a stunner rather than stinger! Besides the craft sticks, those plastic milk containers used as wings is a genius idea. I think it should work well with any translucent material too.
A list of Popsicle stick crafts without a Popsicle craft?? Not possible! And that’s why we have this giant paper craft from Tiny Rotten Peanuts, that’s perfect for summer, or for ice cream lovers all year round!
These Popsicle stick crafts for kids are just a small selection from the huge collection out there, and these should give you the inspiration to try more. Most of these crafts require very basic craft supplies like colored paper, with a few requiring others like pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and so on. So you’re never at a loss when you want to craft – if you have Popsicle sticks, you’re all set!