If you have a creative gene and cannot get through the day without looking for more ideas for things to make, you definitely have to consider what you can do with Popsicle sticks. These practical pieces of wood are the perfect building block for lots of fun and functional items that can be used around your home. You will be surprised at how sophisticated popsicle sticks can look!
These 55 popsicle stick crafts are cheap, durable, and whether you’re collecting them from literal popsicles or buying wooden craft sticks in bulk at the store, there are a million ways to have fun with them on a rainy afternoon. Browse through these awe-worthy crafts —you won’t believe they’re made with popsicle sticks!
1. Avengers Bookmark Popsicle Stick Crafts by Crafts By Amanda
If your kids love the Avengers, these Avengers Bookmarks are the perfect craft for them. These bookmarks include The Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man. They’re also really easy and fun to make. Get creative and make more of The Avenger superheroes!
Not only does this popsicle stick craft give your kids a new bracelet to wear, but it also helps to teach them about science. To make your own craft stick bracelets, you have to weaken the wooden craft sticks, which you do by boiling them in water for a bit. Once you have them limbered up, your kids can decorate them with paint, yarn, stickers or any number of other embellishments.
3. Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf by Make and Do Crew
Not only does this shelf become fantastic conversation pieces in your home, but it also allows you to create super budget-friendly art that doesn’t feel too “crafty”. After finishing about 100 sugary-sweet popsicles, turn your trash into a geometric wall shelf!
This wreath is unbelievably easy! Just popsicle crafts sticks, glue and a paper plate! You could let your kids do these to decorate their bedroom doors – maybe even add in their initial in the center – or let them make a colorful wreath for your front door this summer. The color choices are endless. Who knew something so fancy could be made from such humble materials.
5. Folding Popsicle Stick Fans by Pink Stripey Socks
These are made with paper and popsicle sticks and they simply couldn’t be easier. Plus, your little ones can decorate them however they want, which just adds to the fun of creating them. These fans don’t open as smoothly as their real counterpart. But it’s still a neat kids’ craft because it highlights a traditional art form.
6. Popsicle Stick Monsters by I Heart Arts n Crafts
The fun part about this craft is that the kids can get so creative with this project, you can use whatever you have on hand to craft with for the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hair, etc. You use a few popsicle sticks to make each one and then let them use their own imaginations when it comes to coloring and decorating them. After your kids are done creating their monsters you can hang these up or glue some magnets on the back and put them on your fridge!
Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you can’t deck out your fireplace. Choose an inspiring phrase for the new year or craft a star garland for awards season. This little project will make you think of other banners, runners, place cards, and signs you can make using these super inexpensive and super easy to paint popsicle sticks.
8. Popsicle Sticks Snowflakes by A Girl And A Glue Gun
Keep the holidays alive with snowflake sticks – a classic winter craft. You could just stick them directly to the wall or add a cute ribbon and twine to hang! It’s amazing how many designs you can whip out once you get started!
These little vases are so easy to make, you just paint the popsicle sticks whatever colors you want – you could also use markers – and then line them up against a glass or small vase to create the design. You can use them as vases for cut flowers or fill them with dirt and have the kids plant something. You could even use them as utensil holders for your 4th of July party!
Made by gluing together Popsicle sticks, this post-ice-pop house is the perfect craft for you and your kids to make. The basic house is complete with a roof, windows, a chimney. You don’t even have to paint or color the sticks, although you can if you want them to be more colorful. What a great craft for summer!
Seriously, how adorable are these? These coasters are super easy to make and you will love how easy it is to paint them to match your own decor or style. Add these pretty coasters made from popsicle sticks to your homeware collection to hold your coffee, tea or wine
You can use this box as a jewelry holder, lipstick organizer, or paper clip holder. Feel free to customize this idea by using whatever colors you like best if you’re not feeling my white, pink, and blue scheme.
The steps are simple, the supplies are cheap and easy to find and the result is lovely. This is a perfect project for a group craft night with kids or adults, or just a quiet, relaxing afternoon at home when you’re feeling, well, bored and crafty! Give your living room some country glam with this rustic yet sophisticated chandelier.
Try making these original wall clock from popsicle sticks and beads. It will look amazing on your wall, and it will show your creative side. Digital clocks are everywhere you look. Re-live the good old analog clock days and make one of your own with not only upcycled popsicle sticks but an old CD too.
Sick of your playing cards getting ruined at the beach or pool? Create these popsicle sticks from Instructables to keep the fun going, no matter the weather! They are pretty fun to make and are easy to read and hold. I think these can be fun for the novelty of it and fun for kids to play with. As a bonus, you can always easily make new playing card sticks if some break.
17. Popsicle Stick Mini Adirondack Chair by Sustain My Craft Habit
These mini Adirondack chairs are the perfect place for any beach-loving fairy to spend her summer day at the beach in! They also make a fun addition to your beach-themed centerpiece idea. The hardest part is keeping them away from the kids who constantly want to play with them!
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18. Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder by DarVish Arts
Making a bird feeder might sound complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! In fact, you will be blown away by how simple and straightforward this process is. While you can enjoy making this bird feeder to put in your own yard or garden, this can also make a great gift for a fellow birdwatcher.
19. Popsicle Stick Wall Hanging by Mum In The Mudhouse
This fun wall hanging is a great way to craft with the entire family. It showcases everyone’s individual talents and comes together beautifully in the end. This popsicle stick wall hanging is a super fun collaborative art project or perfect for making over a period of time.
20. Bending Popsicle Sticks For Wooden Helix Vase by The Cheese Thief
Who knew popsicle sticks were so flexible! In this craft from The Cheese Thief, we’re defying logic and decorating a vase by bending popsicle sticks. This is a great way to make a simple glass vase look stunning! Faux flowers are used for this instead of live one considering the fact that popsicle sticks probably won’t be able to handle moisture well.
22. Popsicle Stick Earring Studs by Minted Strawberry
Anthropologie has a lot of very trendy wares, unfortunately, they can get a bit pricey. Thankfully though, clever DIY crafters have come up with a lot of guides to help recreate many things, for much less than their shelf price. With this guide, you are shown how to make Anthropologie worthy earring with Popsicle sticks.
23. Glitter Popsicle Stick Frame by Made To Be A Momma
No matter what you make or what colors you choose this is such a simple and fun project even the kids can have fun making! You can place these in your kid’s room, on a shelf, or you can even add a magnet to the back for a little refrigerator decoration. These would make for a great teacher’s gift or even a happy Mother’s Day gift.
24. Popsicle Stick Bunny Decor by Make And Do Crew
This bunny shelf makes a perfect Easter craft idea for Spring or DIY nursery decor to enjoy year-round! This is one of those crafts that looks much harder than it actually is, so as long as you can stack sticks, you can make this DIY art. This bunny decor looks charming as part of a Spring vignette, sitting on a table or mantle, but you can also hang it on the wall to create a little Easter-themed shelf in your entryway or kitchen
Are your walls blank and boring? Try these cheap wall art tutorial and add vibrancy to your home. Using popsicle sticks, a regular pantry-grade food coloring, and glue, you can make a sophisticated art piece that is as easy as it is impressive. This is a project you will want to hang on your wall year-round!
You can already get pretty crafty with simply painted pots, but take your plant display to the next level with this DIY hanging pot holder. Learn how to make a popsicle stick hanger for your plants over at Omaha. Fabulous!
These harmonicas are such a great way to beat the heat in the hot afternoons this summer and create something that your kids will actually enjoy making. You can decorate your own harmonicas and when they are finished, you can actually use them to make music! Just play around with it and let your kids see if they can figure out what creates the sound, why it works, and how to change it up.
28. Popsicle Stick Photo Puzzle by Crafts Unleashed
Looking for an inexpensive handmade stocking stuffer or gift for little ones? These Popsicle Stick Photo Puzzles are perfect! Aside from being easy and inexpensive, the beauty of this project is that you can make it so personalized and really perfect for almost any age. You can use more complex images, or even make the puzzle two-sided. The possibilities really are endless!
29. Popsicle Stick Sunburst Mirror by Gracefully Searching
Sunburst mirrors look brilliant on anyone’s wall, and the process is actually quite simple. Just make sure you have a lot of glue and popsicle sticks! Go with various lengths of popsicle sticks, a circular base, hot glue, and whatever shade of paint you would like.
If you wanted to make these with kids, you could pre-drill the holes and then have them use a large sewing needle to draw the tassel through the hole. Aren’t these bookmarks cheery and colorful? These popsicle stick bookmarks are a fun craft that will take away summer boredom blues!
32. Popsicle Stick Cake by Hostess With The Mostess
This Popsicle Stick Cake Centerpiece is surprisingly easy and super versatile. This popsicle stick craft is made with just popsicle sticks, washi tape, tissue paper fringe, and nesting boxes! The sky is the limit as far as customizing this design.
33. Popsicle Stick Art Sculptures by Hello Wonderful
These easy popsicle stick sculptures pack a ton in one simple activity. There’s art, engineering, and fine motor skills involved. Once all your sticks are glued on, you’re done! Now admire your pretty stick art sculpture and place it around the home for a unique, kid-designed piece of artwork.
34. Popsicle Stick Arrow Wall Art by Festoon And Frill
Is there a way to keep things simple and budget-friendly? Festoon and Frill will show you how to make this stunning arrow wall art that is one of the most contemporary and eye-catching pieces you could show off at the moment!
These DIY lamps will add a fun and playful touch to a desk or bedside table. They’re quick and simple to make, and because you will just use a basic light fixture you can move the lamp around or even swap in another shade in case you want a change later on! Paint them in your favorite colors, glue them onto the frame, and voila!
36. Popsicle Stick Earring Stand by Shivani Creations
Need a place to store your dangle earrings? Try making jewelry stand with popsicle sticks. Carefully gluing them into a stand will allow you to use them to hang your earrings from, and adding pretty colorful paint gives this project a more sophisticated appearance.
37. Popsicle Stick Mosaic Mirror by Little Bits Of Home
All things look better when you add more colors. You can play with colors and make a mosaic look of your popsicle sticks. In this craft, you will have a perfect implementation of this idea. A popsicle stick mosaic mirror that will catch everybody’s eye.
The alternating layers of popsicle sticks create a pattern of gaps, which accounts for its basket-ness. It is, apart from being very therapeutic, an extremely kid-friendly craft because it involved harmless old white glue. You can customize them to any size and shape you like, as long as they have an even number of sides.
After a hot summer, you may find that your family can collect quite a few popsicle sticks. Instead of throwing them away, why not reuse them to build a Ferris Wheel that really spins! You can even put your animal jam toys on it!
40. Popsicle Sticks Flower Craft by The Resourceful Mama
Turn craft sticks into a bright and colorful Popsicle Sticks Flower Craft that you and your kids will enjoy making both spring and summer. It’s rather easy, has inexpensive supplies and is perfect for all age groups. You can even change out a few things to make it custom to what you have on hand already. This crafty idea would also make for a great Mother’s Day gift for young ones to make!
41. Popsicle Stick Star Garland by Pink Stripey Socks
This garland is a beautiful ombre blue with festive glitter accents. The best part is that the end result is a stunning piece of DIY holiday decor that you will want to keep up year-round. Popsicle stick crafts are fun because you get to use paint, glue, and ingenuity to create fun shapes like these stars.
42. Popsicle Stick Heart Wall Art by Make And Do Crew
This is a great year-round DIY art idea for a nursery, a child’s playroom or even an adult bedroom. Adorn your walls with some voguish geometric heart shapes using popsicle sticks. All you have to do is paint them and glue them together before you shape them into perfect heart shapes.
Brighten up back-to-school time with these bright and cheery pencil holders. They’re super-easy to make and will add a lovely pop of color to your child’s desk or homework area. Kids will love gluing and painting these pencil cups, and they may just be a little less bummed about doing homework with these little cuties to store pencils, markers, and other school supplies in.
44. Popsicle Stick Ombre Planter by Design Love Fest
Popsicle sticks and hot glue get a grown-up makeover in this gradient planter project from Design Love Fest. Achieving the attention-grabbing ombre effect is easy and once dry, slip the finished project over an inexpensive glass vase. The glass vessel will protect the wooden planter from water damage, so it’s ready for a bundle of freshly picked flowers from the backyard.
If you decide to make your own set of these wall hooks, put it to work holding lightweight items like scarves, hats, or delicate necklaces. In the kitchen, these hooks can store reusable shopping bags where you won’t forget them. They’re really easy to create and you will want to make hundreds just so you can decorate them in different ways!
47. Popsicle Stick Weaving Looms by Buggy And Buddy
When this loom is done, you can use anything from yarn to leftover fabric scraps to create so many wonderful things. These would make a wonderful addition to a classroom. Think of what a fun center it would be~ allowing kids to create art while working on fine motor skills at the same time!
This popsicle stick birdhouse is great for those of us who can’t afford to be managing our pets 24/7. Simply string it up in your backyard and put some seeds inside, and you will be surprised by the number of birds that flock to your backyard. Whether you are simply trying to make a home for your bird or are trying to attract more, this birdhouse is simple and easy for anyone to make.
49. Popsicle Stick Triangle Necklace by Minted Strawberry
This geometric necklace really does look pretty glamorous, doesn’t it? You can easily whip several of these popsicle stick necklaces in no time flat. Create a fun custom piece for your favorite outfit and watch the look on your friends’ faces when you tell them what it’s made from!
In this popsicle stick house tutorial, you will learn all the basic tricks to make the walls, windows, fence, and stairs to build a beautiful little craft house. Decide the height and width and stack the popsicle sticks accordingly. This is a fun project to develop the engineering and math skills of your growing kids.
This is an easy alternative to making your own pallet art, especially if you want a smaller size. This project measures 8″ x 10″, a perfect size for your wall or mantel. Check out the tutorial from Deja Vue Designs for the entire plans and instructions.
52. Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree by Twelve On Main
Holiday trees come in all types of materials nowadays. You can use inexpensive popsicle sticks in different sizes and shapes to achieve this modern, architectural gem that will last for years to come. You can paint the sticks green or leave it uncolored for the natural look.
53. Popsicle Stick Notebook Cover by In My Blue Room
It’s time to put those stamps in good use. In My Blue Room Designs has straight forward instructions for assembling popsicle sticks into a journal, which can then be decorated with stamps or with all new designs you have in mind. This works perfectly for teacher gifts, or to let your kids keep in bed when they want to color or scribble before they fall asleep.
54. Popsicle Stick Phone Holder by Make It Love It
Have your tech easily accessible with this hands-free phone holder. Don’t be afraid to customize colors to match your desk. This is an inexpensive way to display your phone in the kitchen or craft room, so you can follow recipes or tutorials without having to hold your phone.
55. Popsicle Stick Flower Basket Lamp by Instructables
You will surely love how easy yet beautiful this project is. You can also modify this flower basket to make a vintage style lamp. This piece is a uniquely and flawlessly built within an hour. You can easily make one as a gift to those relatives and friends who love flowers or just keep it for your home decors.
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