Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved crafting with popsicle sticks. There’s just something so simple and pleasant about it. Now that I’m a parent, I love doing popsicle stick crafts with my kids because they’re always simple enough that they can manage almost entirely by themselves, but we still have a blast doing them all together. That’s how these adorable three-stick angels came about last week when we all sat down to do some Christmas crafting on a chilly afternoon! I was actually so happy with how they turned out that I made another one and documented the process for other people to see as well.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Five popsicle sticks (three big and two small)
- Paint (white and black)
- Paintbrushes (a larger flat one and a smaller pointed one)
- Hot glue
- A pencil
- A red marker
- Spun cotton balls (one big and one small)
- A dotting tool
- A silver pipe cleaner
- Silver foam paper
- White paper
Gather your materials!
Use your larger paintbrush to paint your three bigger popsicle sticks entirely white on both sides. Next, flip your silver foam paper over and use your pencil to draw a star shape on the back side. Cut it out and set it side for later.
Use your pencil to draw a wing shape on your white paper. Cut out a rectangle around your wing but that is double the length of the wing, so the wing sits at the bottom of the strip and you have excess paper beyond that. Fold this piece in half, bending the top edge back so it meets the bottom edge, with your wing in the middle of the front surface. Cut out the wing shape, making sure your scissors pass through both layers of your folded piece. At the end, you’ll have two wings instead of just one.
Place your smaller spun cotton ball on the end of your dotting tool and use that to hold it still while you use your pointed paintbrush to paint the ball entirely black. This will be your angel’s bun. Set it aside to dry.