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15 Incredibly Easy Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids

Do you want Pinterest-worthy crafts for your kids?

We’re about to put some POP in the ordinary popsicle stick with these fun and easy popsicle stick crafts that yield the best results.

From bumble bees to ballerinas and magic wands to mermaids, this list of 15 incredibly easy popsicle stick crafts for kids will make little hands busy and hearts happy.

1. Airplane Popsicle Sticks

Kids are fascinated by airplanes. It’s hard not to be awed by something big flying high in the sky. Encourage your kid’s wonder by letting them create their very own airplane with the use of popsicle sticks.

Who it’s for:

Kids 5 years old and above can make these airplane popsicle sticks with little adult supervision required.

What you need:

Popsicle sticks, glue, scissors, and markers.

How to make them:

SA Craft has a great video tutorial on how to make an airplane from popsicle sticks.

2. Ballerina Popsicle Sticks

These popsicle stick ballerinas will dance their way into every little dancer’s heart. Who knew you could make something so adorable using a popsicle stick and cupcake liner?

These are excellent as party or room decor, too!

Who it’s for:

Kids 5 years old and above.

What you need:

Every ballerina that you make will need one jumbo popsicle stick, a cupcake liner, and a pipe cleaner. Your kids will also need Elmer’s glue, some colored craft pens, colored construction paper, and optional materials for decor like glitter, sequins, and faux rhinestones.

How to make them:

First, fold the cupcake liners in half to flatten them. Glue one liner to the middle of the popsicle stick. This will serve as the ballerina’s tutu.

Next, draw the ballerina’s face, hair, and ballet slippers using the colored craft pens.

Lastly, wrap a pipe cleaner on the “waist” part of the ballerina to create her arms.

Check out this video tutorial to learn how to make ballerina popsicle sticks.

3. Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

If you have frequent winged visitors coming into your garden, give them a treat using this popsicle stick bird feeder. Your kids will love making this because it’s a great way to interact with little bird friends.

Have your kids make several bird feeders and place them in different areas of your garden. Soon enough, you’ll see a lot more birds visiting – and these bird feeders add pops of color in your yard, too!

Who it’s for:

Kids 4 years old and above.

What you need:

To make this bird feeder, your kids will need jumbo-sized colored popsicle sticks, wood glue, and twine.

How to make them:

Paper & Pastel provides a great tutorial on how to make a popsicle stick bird feeder.

4. Bumble Bee Popsicle Sticks

With their yellow and black jackets, these bumble bee popsicle sticks are a hit with kids.

Your kids will love seeing their work hanging on a tree branch or perched on a shrub!

Who it’s for:

Kids 3 to 7 years old.

What you need:

This easy-to-make craft project requires popsicle sticks, yellow and black paint, a paintbrush, black pipe cleaners, plain white cardstock, a pair of googly eyes, a black marker, scissors, and glue.

How to make them:

Start by gluing seven mini popsicle sticks together, side-by-side. Once the glue has dried off, paint the sticks yellow and black alternately. Let the paint dry out completely.

Next, draw a pair of wings on cardstock paper and cut them out. For the antennae, cut small pieces of pipe cleaners and twirl the ends and glue a pair at the back of the bee.

Glue googly eyes and at the top part of your bee craft. Lastly, glue one wing onto each side of the bee. Using a black marker, draw your bee’s mouth.

This video tutorial will show you how easy it is to make bumble bee popsicle sticks.

5. Cactus Popsicle Sticks

Popsicle Stick Cactus
Photo Credit: Glued to My Crafts

Among the many popsicle stick projects, this is a favorite among plant lovers. It will be nice to put them up on display along with some succulents. With this cactus popsicle sticks craft idea, your kids will be very happy to contribute to your indoor garden!

Who it’s for:

Kids 5 to 8 years old.

What you need:

You’ll need jumbo-sized popsicle sticks, green paint, a paintbrush, green construction paper, scissors, glue, a black marker, and heart-shaped stickers.

How to make them:

Glue three jumbo-sized popsicle sticks side-by-side. Once the glue is dry, paint the sticks green.

When ready, glue two googly eyes near the top portion of the cactus.

Using the construction paper, cut out two arms for the cactus and glue them at the back of the sticks.

Using a black marker, draw x’s on the front part of the sticks and the arms. Finish it off by sticking a heart-shaped sticker on the head of the cactus.

Watch this video tutorial to start making cactus popsicle sticks!

6. Climbing Spider Popsicle Sticks

These climbing spiders made out of popsicle sticks are fun and interactive.

A simple pull on the string will let the spider climb up. When you let the string go, the spider will slide down. Fun, right? Plus, these climbing spiders are so adorable they won’t scare your kids away.

Who it’s for:

Kids 7 years old and above.

What you need:

For this fun craft, you’ll need mini popsicle sticks, glue, colored paint, googly eyes, yarn, and a drinking straw.

How to make them:

Learn how to make these climbing spiders from popsicle sticks by following the instructions found at Kids Craft Room.

7. Easter Bunny Popsicle Sticks

Why wait for Easter when your kids can have their very own Easter bunnies all year round?

Unleash your kids’ creative spirit by encouraging them to use different colors.

Who it’s for:

Kids 5 years old and above.

What you need:

These cute bunnies require a few simple things – popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, white and colored construction paper, colored non-toxic paint, a black marker, glue, and scissors.

How to make them:

Watch this video from Paper Crafts-TR to learn how to make Easter bunny popsicle sticks.

8. Flower Craft Popsicle Sticks

A craft list wouldn’t be complete without flowers, and this popsicle stick project gives a whole new meaning to flower power.

You and the kids can grow your very own flower garden with these popsicle stick flowers!

Who it’s for:

Kids 5 years old and above.

What you need:

You’ll be using popsicle sticks, a colored button, non-toxic paint, pipe cleaners, a paintbrush and glue.

How to make them:

Watch Easy Kids Craft’s video tutorial on how to make these pretty flower craft popsicle sticks!

9. Popsicle Stick Flower Pots

Now that you have flowers, play matchy-matchy by “planting” them inside flower pots made from – you guessed it – popsicle sticks!

These popsicle stick flower pots are perfect as a homemade present your kids can give to their teacher.

Who it’s for:

Kids 5 years old and above.

What you need:

This craft project requires an empty tin can. Check for sharp edges to prevent injuries. You will also need colored popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and ribbon.

How to make them:

Place a piece of rubber band snugly around a tin can. Then, place colored popsicle sticks underneath the rubber band all around the can until the can is completely covered.

Cover the rubber band by wrapping a piece of ribbon around the can. Pull the ribbon tight and finish it off with a bow.

Check this video out for a great tutorial on making popsicle stick flower pots.

10. Popsicle Stick Handprint Butterfly Craft

Butterflies are gentle-winged little creatures that fascinate kids, and this handprint butterfly popsicle stick craft will provide hours of entertainment for your kids.

Who it’s for:

Kids 3 years old and above.

What you need:

For every butterfly that you make, you’ll need a jumbo popsicle stick, four small pom poms, one big pom pom, a 4-inch long pipe cleaner, and two googly eyes. Your kids will also need glue, scissors, and colored pens.

How to make them:

Start with the wings by folding the construction paper in half. Trace a hand print starting from the base of the thumb up to the fingertips and cut out the outline.

Open the handprint and draw symmetrical decor on each “wing” using colored markers.

Fold the pipe cleaner in half, resembling a V-shape. Roll both ends of the pipe cleaner to form a spiral. This will be the butterfly’s antennae. Next, glue the antennae one end of the popsicle stick.

Glue the large pom pom on the same end as the antennae. This will be the butterfly’s head.

Attach the googly eyes to the large pom pom ball and proceed to glue the small pom poms on the body of the popsicle stick.

Lastly, glue the stick on the folded part of the wings. Make sure that it is centered correctly.

Watch this video if you’re planning on making a popsicle stick handprint butterfly today!

11. Popsicle Stick Kite

Flying a kite is a fun activity for the kids. But if the weather isn’t conducive to flying a real kite, a popsicle stick kite will do!

This simple craft project is fun and easy to do, and the kids will enjoy seeing their finished kite ornament up on the wall.

Who it’s for:

Kids 3 years old and above.

What you need:

To make this kite, give your kids some colored popsicle sticks, glue, yarn, construction paper, and scissors.

How to make them:

I found an excellent instruction kit on how to make a kite from popsicle sticks. This is very easy to follow, so your kids will be “flying” their kites soon enough!

12. Magic Wand Popsicle Sticks

This magic wand serves as a bookmark and reading pointer, which is perfect if you have a little bookworm at home.

Who it’s for:

This is a popsicle stick craft for toddlers, but children 2 years old and above can make this as well.

What you need:

To make this, you’ll need a colored popsicle stick, glitter sticker paper cut out in the shape of a star, and stick-on jewels.

How to make them:

This project is super simple – you can let your kids do this on their own.

Get your popsicle stick and stick both stars at the top of the stick, back-to-back, so that it’s sandwiched between the stickers. Decorate the stick’s body using the stick-on jewels.

And that’s it! Your kids can go crazy with the design – it IS their personal wand, after all.

Watch the tutorial to see how easily this can be made!

13. Mermaid Popsicle Stick

This awesome mermaid craft is perfect for a preschooler and will give your kids endless fun staging puppet shows for the family.

Who it’s for:

Kids 4 years old and above.

What you need:

To make this project, kids will need jumbo popsicle sticks, colored paper, scissor, glue, paint, toothpick/skewer, and marker.

How to make them:

This video tutorial features a 7 year old kid making a mermaid popsicle stick. Kids will love watching someone close to their age making this craft!

14. Popsicle Stick Photo Frame

Here’s a popsicle stick craft project that is sure to be a hit amongst parents and teachers. With these photo frames made from popsicle sticks, putting up kids’ photos is now more personalized.

Have the kids work on their own photo frame. Not only will this allow them to gain a sense of ownership, but this is also a great way for them to unleash their creative and artistic side. And because this is super easy, they’ll have fun working on their own!

Who it’s for:

Kids 4 years old and above.

What you need:

To make this project, provide the kids with jumbo popsicle sticks, glue, cardboard, decorative stickers, and scissors.

How to make them:

Watch this really simple video tutorial from Hacks Land to learn how to make a popsicle stick photo frame.

15. Rainbow Popsicle Stick

For children, rainbows are magic – and I am inclined to agree. A colorful rainbow makes an otherwise boring sky look pretty.

However, rainbows don’t come out everyday, so why not give your kids the chance to bring rainbows inside with this rainbow popsicle craft project?

Who it’s for:

Kids 3 years old and above.

What you need:

You’ll need rainbow popsicle sticks, glue, cotton pads, and scissors.

How to make them:

Glue the popsicle sticks side-by-side. Make sure that you arrange the colors according to how you want your rainbow to look. Let the glue dry.

Make a cloud by overlapping several pieces of cotton pads together, arranging them in the shape of a cloud. Once done, glue the cloud on to the rainbow popsicle sticks.

And there you have it – your very own rainbow!

Do you want to make this craft? Watch this!

Popsicle Stick Crafts – More Than Just Fun

Popsicle stick art and craft projects are a great way to entertain your kids, develop fine motor skills, encourage imaginative play, enhance creativity, and provide learning opportunities.

There are a lot of things to make with popsicle sticks! Plus, they’re easily accessible. You can even have them delivered right to your doorstep.

The internet offers great resources for hundreds of popsicle stick craft ideas for your kids to try, with accompanying step-by-step tutorials. After popsicle sticks, check out what you and the kids can do with cotton balls in this list of cotton ball crafts.

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