Popsicle sticks are great for making kid crafts and other projects. This is a guide about Popsicle stick craft ideas.
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Approximate Time: 1 day (accounting for the glue drying time)
Lay the 2 sticks out across from each other on your left and one on your right.
Lay 2 more across the first 2 in the opposite direction. Glue the tips of the sticks where they touch at the corners.
Add each row gluing the corners.
This box has 9 rows (36 sticks for the 4 sides).
The bottom can be glued on after the rows are completely dried. Put a layer of glue on the complete bottom after it has been glued to the sticks on the side.
The top is made by laying 2 sticks opposite each other. Lay each stick close to each other and going across the first 2 laid down. Gluing to the 2 laid down first. After dried put a layer of glue across the whole top to hold sticks in place.
Attach a large button for the handle.
Let each piece dry completely. Paint and decorate as you please.
By Little Suzy from Millbury, Oh
Kids can make their own puzzles. They are fun as gifts that they can make for others, as well.
Approximate Time: 5 minutes
By Kirsten from Logan, UT
Approximate Time: Less than an hour for each step
Part 1: Get a small dish of tempera paint and mix it with dish soap to make a creamy consistency. There are no exact measurements for this step; trial and error worked for me. Add a little water to make it runny.
Cut one straw in half and dip into paint mixture. Blow in the straw from the opposite end onto a piece of paper. You will get drips and splatters, so cover your surfaces! Have fun!
Part 2: Use 8 colored Popsicle sticks to make a square. Glue the sticks using tacky glue. Begin decorating using foam shapes and glitter glue. Have fun!
Once the frame is dry and bubble paper is dry, use the frame as a guide for a section of the bubble paper to frame. Cut out bubble selection and use tacky glue on the back of the frame to attach paper.
Part 3: Open unfinished shadow box frame and remove hardware and glass. Since my bubbles were purple, I used red and blue tempera paint for my frame color; you can use any colors that match anything in your Popsicle sticks or bubbles. Use a paper towel to apply your paint to the frame, then use a clean towel to wipe the paint off, creating a colored stain. Set aside.
Using the back of the frame as a guide, cut your felt piece. Use low temp hot glue to attach felt to frame back. Use the same glue to attach Popsicle frame and foam letters. Set aside.
Now that the frame is dry, the glass can be re-inserted. Be sure to put a small dab of hot glue in each corner to hold the glass in place. Replace back and attach hardware. Hang and enjoy!
By Jenn from Vineland, NJ
I make picture frames out of Popsicle sticks that are absolutely beautiful. I paint the sticks then decorate further with glitter or stickers. Add a piece of protective plastic to cover the picture and add a hanging piece so it can be hung on the wall or the Christmas tree. I love doing this every year.
By Cathy K from Dallas, GA
I use this to put my nail polish in.
Glue three popsicle sticks together. You will need two of these, and one on each end to form a rectangle. Keep building it until you have 14 layers. You will need three of these boxes.
Once done, attach each box together with 2 popsicle sticks. When dry, turn over and do the same to the back. Reinforce by building a fifteenth layer around the two sticks.
Then, depending on the pattern you want, start filling in the back the way you want them.
I put some on diagonally, then added some sideways. I did some straight then added some sideways. It will all depend on the way you want it to look. When dry, hang up.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
This was a fun easy kid's craft for making a wishing well. I really enjoyed this one with the kids.
Approximate Time: 1hour
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
This was a spur of the moment craft created when a three year old noticed a sheet of felt circles I had sitting around. As they were self stick pads for the bottom of chair legs and I had extras, I began to think what he could stick them on.
I grabbed some Popsicle sticks and googly eyes and we had little puppet people in no time. We twisted some bread ties to make arms.
After this, I cut some slits in the top of an empty Kleenex box and we stuck the people in. We added some felt circles and googly eyes and we had wheels and head lights.
Note: I like to use tacky glue for the eyes, as it dries fast enough for kids to play with right away.
By Angel P
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Here are questions related to Popsicle Stick Craft Ideas.
I am looking for popsicle stick crafts.
Billy from Henderson, NC
By Allison L. (Guest Post)12/29/2008
You can buy them at Wal Mart. Duuuh, you can get anything at Wal Mart.
Where can I get instructions for popsicle stick furniture?
By Mazie from Langhorne, PA
I'm looking for a pattern to make a Popsicle stick lamp. I need something that will walk me through it step-by-step. My son has his first apartment and I'd like to make one for him.
By Louise from Port Charlotte, FL
Some of the information you're looking for is in the ThriftyFun Archives below the comments here. :-)
How do you make lamps out of Popsicle sticks?
By Marjorie C. Woodworth08/22/2008
Found this website through Google:
I am looking for Popsicle Christmas tree ornament instructions.
By Nancy from Defiance, MO
I submitted this idea last year but submitted it too late for it to get posted in time for others to make them for Christmas but I think you'll like this easy idea and your question gave me the idea to submit it again ;-)
How do you make a lighthouse out of Popsicle sticks? Step by step instructions would be great, thanks!
Thrifty Fun has been around so long that many of our pages have been reset several times. Archives are older versions of the page and the feedback that was provided then.
If anyone out there has instructions for a Popsicle stick lamp, it would be the great. I made one when I was a teenager, and I would like to make one with my children, I have looked everywhere. Any help anyone could give me or any direction to point me in would be great.
Janet from Orillia, Ontario, Canada
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By John F. L.
I am looking for directions for a lamp made from Popsicle sticks. As a child in Newfoundland my pappy made them, and no one in the family has a pattern. Please help.
By Karen K. from Hugo, OK
I was running out of ideas on miniature furniture to make for a dollhouse when I came across this idea. Look in a Log Cabin book or magazine for pictures of furniture and log cabins. You can duplicate it using popsicle sticks, a glue gun and pruning shears to easily cut the sticks in half.
Another place to look for ideas is a book on how to build wood furniture with step by step illustrations. It has opened up a whole new world on making dollhouse furniture and even landscapes for the outside of the dollhouse. Popsicle sticks are just like miniature 2x4's and the possibilities are endless.