Popsicles are one of the greatest joys of childhood. Ask any kid and they would eat popsicles for almost every meal of the day if they could! Especially in August when it’s still so hot. So I thought it would be a great idea to do a post on popsicle stick crafts kids will love!
Popsicle Stick crafts are like a right of passage for children. At one point in most of our lives, whether at school, summer camp, or home, we have all made something out of popsicle sticks! These crafts are so fun and easy, so look out for future popsicle craft projects and activities as well!
The crafts may not turn out perfect, but I like to make sure my children are included in the process every step of the way, if possible. The great thing about many of these craft activities is that they are absolutely free or almost free as well if you know where to buy. If you would like to see more amazing projects I have done with my children that are extremely budget friendly, check out my post on dollar store crafts!
Easy Popsicle Stick Crafts
1.Rainbow Popsicle Stick Craft
You will most likely have some of these supplies in the house, but for those who don’t, the most you need to spend in 3-4 dollars at the dollar store. (I should buy stock there hah)
- A pack of colored craft sticks
- Glue Stick/ or HOT Glue Gun (you can get a fairly cheap one here)
- Construction Paper or white papepr
- Index Cards
This is a work around popsicle gluing hack if you don’t have a hot glue gun.
Popsicle sticks don’t stick to each other very well with normal glue (unless you are able to allow ample time to dry), but the sticks do stick to paper very well. You can create many of these arts and crafts by gluing the sticks to the back and front of any type of paper!
(in this example I had not glued sticks on the back side yet)
1. If you are using pre-colored sticks, all you do is start gluing! I used face wiping pads for the clouds, but you can use cotton balls or construction paper cut into the shape of a cloud. My son insisted on doing clouds on both sides 🙂
2. If you have regular tan sticks, most markers will do the trick! My son took his rainbow everywhere!
2. Sun Popsicle Craft
The preparation is easy, short and sweet.
1. Pre-cut your sun first! We ran out of yellow construction paper so my son colored white paper with a yellow and orange marker.
2. Next either glue your stick together with a hot glue gun or glue it to the paper! Make it as simple or elaborate as you want!
3. Popsicle Stick Fans
In honor of the hot summer we have had, the kids designed their own fans!
1. I started with a fan shape outline on a white index card. Then I allowed them to have at it. My baby girl did scribbles and my son drew circles, squares, and triangles.
2. I love to name and date these activities to save for future reminiscing 🙂
4. Popsicle Monsters
This is such an easy and cute idea! My little boy is super into any silly right now so this idea from iheartartsncrafts.com is perfect!
5. Stick Superhero Idea
6. Popsicle Stick Rocket Ships (Valentine hearts optional)
So have I ever mentioned my preschooler has been obsessed with planets for about 1.5 years? Not joking. So for you space moms out there, this one is perfect. Check out gluedtomycraftsblog.com.
I love keepsakes crafts, because you can look back at them and think of only the good memories of parenthood 😉 I dont have a website for this one, but @jsigler posted this on her instagram page! Check it out and make sure you follow me as well!
Another simple Popsicle stick craft for preschoolers or toddlers that will provide great imaginative play! Learn how it was done at
Aww something I’m not used to: cute caterpillars! Sticks, some fuzzy balls, and some eyes from the dollar store and your set. allkidsnetwork.com
Psst.. Another great activity idea! Check out my Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet activity.
This is a great learning activity for kids. Simple and fun!
So many cute animals. Ideas galore in this post! craftionary.net
My daughter would love this heart butterfly stick idea! Cute and great for imaginative play. annmariejohn.com
13. Treasure Chest
If it involves hiding toys, I’m all for it. I love this simple treasure chest idea! powerfulmothering.com
I added this one because it’s just adorable. Again, imaginative play is awesome. Young minds can be stimulated by the smallest things. makeandtakes.com
MORE awesome craft ideas for kids!
Holiday Popsicle Stick Craft Ideas!
Halloween can be so fun with little ones. Get into some Halloween fun with this spider craft at makingofamom.com
Super fun Halloween webs at buggyandbuddy.com
Popsticle Stick Jack-o-lantern anyone? Find this at todayscreativeideas.com
Rainbow Turkeys are a great way to master colors 🙂 Check it out at thepinterestedparent.com
19. Christmas Tree
I LOVE Christmas, so you know I had to include some for the Christmas holiday! gingersnapcrafts.com
20. Ginger Bread House
Ok so this does not look quite as easy as the other, but hey it’s Christmas 🙂
21. Snow Flake
Another simple and cute ornament project using popsicle sticks. thekindergartenconnection.com
More DIY Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids
Want more ideas in video form?? Check out these videos for popsicle stick crafts for both kids and adults.
More DIY Popsicle Stick Crafts for Adults
I hope you enjoyed these crafts! They have certainly brought joy to my children! Please tell me some of you ideas below. I would absolutely LOVE to see them.