Well, the Title Craft Stick Crafts says it all – call them Lollipop Sticks or Coffee Stirrers or Tongue depressors or Popsicle sticks.. or simply CRAFT STICKS… what ever “they” are, “they” are great fun to craft with.
We decided that the childhood classic Craft Sticks would make a great themed collection of easy kids crafts for you to take a peak at and find inspiration.
I don’t know about you, but we seem to have 100s of craft sticks flying around our house – both shop bought and salvaged from our ice lollies in summer. I have pulled together craft stick crafts under certain themes for easy browsing… and we also have a “craft stick hangout” from days gone by for you to browse! ENJOY!!! You may also enjoy our Pipecleaner Craft Ideas – another childhood classic craft material!
Craft Stick Crafts for Kids
Easter Craft Stick Crafts
- Lolly Stick Chickens – wonderful Easter decor for kids
- Pop Up Chicks (includes a gorgeous printable
- Spin Art Craft Stick Flowers
Craft Stick Bookmark Ideas
- Easy and cute craft stick book mark characters. My son ADORED making these and created a whole set!
- Fabulous Craft Stick Clay Puppets (these would work great as bookmarks too – just use washi tape and sharpies instead of pom poms and buttons!)
- “No sew” Fabric Bookmarks – so pretty!
- Or have a go at MAGNETIC Bookmarks (so clever)
- Super cute Craft Stick and Washi Tape Dolls (so want to make some).
- Lollipop Stick Dollies (by my then 5yrs old)
Practical Popsicle Crafts
- Plain Craft Stick Craft Box
- Cutest Popscicle Boxes – love the different designs!
- You simply HAVE to check out this Craft Stick Notebook – it is BRILLIANT.
- Craft Stick Bracelets – very cool, but I have heard tricky to make! It is all about getting the RIGHT craft stick size..
Other Seasonal Craft Stick Crafts – Christmas Popsicle Crafts
These really are mostly Christmas Popsicle Crafts – but of course things like the Christmas Star and the Popsicle Snowflakes could made in the Winter seasons too.
- BUTTON Snowflake Ornaments
- Popsicle Stick Angels (these are super cute and combine Handprint Crafts to make the Angel wings)
- Craft Stick Stars – wonderful and versatile Star Christmas Ornaments
- Popsicle Stick Reindeer
- Adorable Craft Stick Snowmen
- A cute Craft Stick Christmas Tree.
- Gorgeous Tissue Paper Stars – these are so lovely!
- And finally how about some popsicle stick Gnomes?
Fall Craft Season
Hot of the press… see our brand new scarecrow craft for this Fall Crafting season… how ADORABLE are these little popsicle stick scarecrows – just add a little paper and bits and bobs from the craft box… and you are done. TOO CUTE!
For Halloween Craft Sticks we have:
- Pentagram Star Witch – the perfect little witch ornament or decoration to make with kids! https://www.redtedart.com/popsicle-stick-witch-ornament/
- Halloween Craft Stick Suncatchers (with free templates to trace or cut)
- Halloween Craft Stick Lanterns (with free templates to trace or cut)
Decorative Popsicle Stick Projects
- We Also love using craft sticks to make small weaving crafts like these.
- Fun with Craft Stick Robots
- DIY Craft Stick Fairy Door (has been on our to do list forever!)
- Fun arty Craft Stick Wall Hanging
Craft Stick Games and Fun with Craft Sticks!!
- “Classic Craft Stick Puppets” – soooo easy really – quite ridiculous and the kids love them! Go figure. We also used craft sticks to make our Chinese Dragon Puppets as well as shadow puppets!
- Adorable Yarn Dolls (aren’t they the cutest)
- Love these Craft Stick Puzzles – use a photo or draw a picture!
- Craft Stick Activity Jar
- We have these adorable craft stick dominoes – so easy to make and look fabulous!
- Frugal Fun For Boys has this GREAT Craft Stick Chain Reaction – think Dominoes, but BETTER. PLEASE take a look. Great fun.
MORE Craft Stick Ideas
1) Using Craft Sticks or coffee stirrers to make Cookie Pops. Cookie Pops simply TATEST better. It is a fact. I have asked my kids and they have confirmed it. So Cookie Pops it is. These traffic light cookie pops feature in Red Ted Art the book. I highly recommend the cookies and of course the book!
2) Next we share our super simple, keep the kids busy whilst you cook, craft stick book mark characters. They make great Father’s Day Gifts or Teacher Appreciation Gifts too!
4) We also used craft sticks to make our Spiderwebs in Class – a bit more sturdy and there for ideal for lots of 4-5yrs olds.
moving on from Red Ted Art to…
5) Simple fairy wands from Here Come The Girls... either just play fairies – or add things like phonics or alphabet letters to assist learning! (Watch the video)
6) Me and My Shadow made some adorable little boats – remember to add some string so you don’t loose them.
7) Domestic Goddesque made some simple plant markers – use pictures form a magazine or the seed packets themselves (no links available, watch the video!).
8) Domestic Goddesque also shares her Teacher Appreciation Gift Rosettes – that she will be adding to a pot plant as a thank you. Love the use of cupcake cases to make them.
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9) Another “Classic Craft Stick” crafts from Zing Zing Tree are of course the Popscicle Picture Frames. Simple and super cute. Another great idea for Father’s Day. Zing Zing Tree also makes a fun “Picture Stand“, by bending the lolli sticks and also talks about her Craft Stick Puppets. (blogposts to follow)
10) Plus 2.4. has some super simple and cute Craft Stick Snowflakes. Definitely another lovely craft for Christmas (in fact, that reminds me that we did some with BUTTONS last year too. You really can’t beat buttons!).
11) Finally we have some planes from Kids Chaos. They look super fun – love the lego wheels versus cork wheels!
12) Craftulate had technical difficulties again, so couldn’t join us, but she has some great Craft Stick Magnets which are DEFINITELY worth a look.
I hope you enjoyed our EXTENSIVE selection of Craft Stick Crafts. WOW! So many fabulous ideas to get started with.. the only question will be…? Which Popscicle craft to do first!!!