In the world of crafting, there are certain tools and supplies that are simply classic and that every child enjoys using. As crafty parents, we’ve become so used to making things with some of those tools with our kids that even we have our favourites too! That’s how popsicle stick crafts became quite so popular in our house. We constantly have our eyes peeled for new ideas that put them to good use!
Just in case your kids love making popsicle stick crafts just as much as ours do, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search.
1. Popsicle stick shelf
Okay, we’ll admit it… this one’s mostly for us! We actually made this fantastic little hexagon shaped popsicle stick shelf and now we have a lovely little porcelain figurine hanging in it in the living room. Our kids don’t take much interest in it anymore, but once upon a time they did really enjoy helping us build it by stacking the sticks end to end with us! Get the full details for making one of your own on DIY Projects for Teens.
2. Popsicle stick bracelet and gift box
Perhaps you’re looking for a way to use popsicles sticks to make something that your kids can give to a friend or family member as as simple gift? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Inspiration Made Simple made not only a popsicle stick bangle but also a gift box to go along with it! Washi tape comes in handy for adding colour and pattern but you could embellish these however you please.
3. Popsicle stick soap dish
Are you the kind of person who adores making things around your house to replace store bought versions, just to keep things green and showcase your DIY skills wherever possible? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Cut Out and Keep made this simple popsicle stick soap dish in just a few quick and simple steps.
4. floral embroidery thread coasters
Making coasters is such a fun, quick, and casual craft that we could honestly write an entire post about making just those. For today, however, we’ll just show you these adorable popsicle stick coasters outlined step by simple step thanks to K4 Craft Video Tutorials! We adore the way they added colour and simple detail by winding some brightly coloured embroidery thread between the sticks on each end and adding a foam and rhinestoned flower.