Do you know what is almost TOO simple for a crafting supply? Popsicle sticks. If you don’t have any on hand, I highly recommend that you get a package so you and your kids can have fun with these popsicle stick crafts and activities!
For this post, I’ve searched the internet for some of the best popsicle stick crafts and activities for kids to make and do. I’ve included some really cute crafts, STEM activities, learning activities, crafts for imaginative play, crafts you can use and some cool artistic crafts!
Just before we get started I have one more crafting supply to share with you that I ALWAYS keep on hand: playdough! Plop some playdough on the table along with some popsicle sticks and oh my, you’ll have some wonderfully creative creations emerge. You can get a copy of my favourite no-cook playdough recipe right here (little ones love following along with the visual recipe!):
Popsicle Stick Crafts: 35 Fun Things for Kids to Make & Do
Popsicle sticks are such a fun craft material! Kids can use them to create cute crafts for imaginative play or gifts for friends! Popsicle sticks are also a great material for making learning activities such as STEM projects! Check out the fun crafts and activities you and your kids can make and do together below!
Cute Popsicle Stick Crafts
Craft Stick Farm Animals by Crafts by Amanda – These cute farm animals are made with popsicle sticks and other basic craft supplies! They are a wonderful craft for preschoolers to make during a farm unit!
Stegosaurus Dinosaur Craft by Our Kid Things – This popsicle stick craft is the perfect craft for dinosaur fanatics! All you need are some popsicle sticks, paint and paper!
DIY Popsicle Stick Picture Frame by A Few Shortcuts – This colorful popsicle stick picture frame craft is simply adorable! It would make a wonderful gift for someone special.
DIY Hexagon Dreamcatcher Craft for Kids by Crafts Unleashed – These hexagon dreamcatchers made with popsicle sticks are so pretty! It’s a fun craft project for kids to make and hang up in their bedrooms.
Popsicle Stick Flower Craft for Kids by The Resourceful Mama – These popsicle stick flowers are an adorable spring craft for kids to make. All you need are some popsicle sticks, paint, a colorful craft button and glue!
Popsicle Stick Unicorn Craft by Glued to My Crafts – This popsicle stick unicorn craft is simply magical! Kids will have fun creating this simple craft with popsicle sticks and other craft supplies!
Popsicle Stick STEM Activities
Invitation to Build with Popsicle Sticks and Clothespins – This simple quiet bin invites kids to build with popsicle sticks and clothespins. This quiet bin is great for developing fine motor skills, STEM skills and thinking skills.
Snowball and Craft Stick Sculptures by Stir the Wonder – With some skinny craft sticks and styrofoam balls kids can build sculptures, towers or anything else they can imagine! It’s a creative STEAM activity that builds fine motor and critical thinking skills.
Popsicle Stick Catapult by Little Bins for Little Hands – This fun STEM activity uses large popsicle sticks to design and build a mini catapult! Kids can then launch pompoms or mini marshmallows and measure the distance that they fly!
Craft Stick Launcher by Steam Powered Family – Kids will love making these cool craft stick launchers which are designed to shoot cotton swabs! They are made with popsicle sticks and other craft supplies!
Craft Stick Exploding Boomerangs by I Can Teach My Child – These neat exploding boomerangs are put together using only popsicle sticks! When you throw them they break apart in a fantastic explosion!
How to Make A Simple Newton’s Cradle by Babble Dabble Do – This STEM project is so cool! Using popsicle sticks and marbles kids can build Newton’s Cradle and use it to learn about physics.
5 Engineering Challenges with Craft Sticks by Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls – These 5 engineering challenges use popsicle sticks, clothespins and clips. They are a great way for kids to use STEM skills and learn about building.
Exploding Rainbows by It’s a Mother Thing – This cool STEM activity uses just large popsicle sticks to create a fun chain reaction that is very exciting! It will teach your kids some patience to set up but once it’s finished it is sure to get a big reaction!
Popsicle Stick Crafts for Imaginative Play
Craft Stick Fairy Castle and Fairies by The Craft Train – These cute craft stick fairies and fairy castle look like so much fun for kids to make! Then when they are finished kids will love creating imaginative stories with them!
Popsicle Stick Doll House by Almost Unschoolers – I just love how this popsicle stick doll house turned out! Kids can use their imagination to build a creative house and then have fun playing with their little dolls.
Popsicle Stick Boat Kids Craft by Inspiration Made Simple – Kids can get creative with popsicle sticks and build a boat craft! Afterwards, they can test to see if they float or just play with them using their imaginations!
Airplane Craft by The Joy of Sharing – This cool airplane craft is made with popsicle sticks and stickers! It looks like a fun toy for kids to make and play with!
Popsicle Stick Superhero Puppets by Glued to My Crafts – These superhero puppets are made with popsicle sticks and craft supplies. Kids will have lots of fun creating their own superheroes and playing with them!
Popsicle Stick Crafts for Learning
Popsicle Stick Name Puzzles – This simple craft uses large popsicle sticks to make a name puzzle! This is a fun way for preschoolers to learn to recognize the letters in their name!
Magic Wand Reading Pointers by Creative Family Fun – These pretty magic wands are made with popsicle sticks and craft supplies. They are a fun way to help early readers keep their place while learning to read.
Rainbow Color Sorting Busy Bag by Learning and Exploring Through Play – Toddlers and preschoolers can learn to recognize and sort colors with this popsicle stick busy bag! It’s perfect for on-the-go learning!
How to Make Craft Stick Shapes by Surviving a Teacher’s Salary – This shape learning activity using popsicle sticks is simple for parents and teachers to make. Kids can use it to learn different shapes and how many sides they have.
Learning Shapes Matching Game by Powerful Mothering – These adorable shape flowers are made using popsicle sticks and craft supplies! It’s a creative way to teach preschoolers the shapes!
Oh Snap! Sight Word Reading Game by School Time Snippets – This fun sight word reading game is easy to make with large popsicle sticks and a permanent marker! It is sure to be a favorite among early readers!
Useful Popsicle Stick Crafts
Kids Treasure Box by Powerful Mothering – Kids will love using popsicle sticks to create their own treasure box to whole their little toys and trinkets! All that is needed are a bunch of popsicle sticks and glue!
Painted Popsicle Stick Flower Pot by Kid Friendly Things to Do – This cool popsicle stick flower pot craft is a wonderful project that kids can make to give as a gift! Just some popsicle sticks, paint and glue are needed to make this colorful craft!
Rainbow Popsicle Stick Birdhouses by Crafty Morning – These colorful popsicle stick birdhouses would look awesome hanging up in the backyard! And the birds will love them too!
Book Buddies DIY Bookmarks by Meaningful Mama – Kids will love creating their own cute little book buddies to use as bookmarks! All that is needed are popsicle sticks and craft supplies!
Craft Stick Crate by Art Projects for Kids – Kids can make these cute little craft stick crates using popsicle sticks! They would be awesome to store art supplies in!
Artistic Popsicle Stick Crafts
Easy Beaded Rainbow Wind Chime by How To This and That – Using some colorful popsicle sticks and beads, kids can make this beautiful wind chime! It’s a creative way to add some art to the backyard!
Craft Stick Wreath by Babble Dabble Do – This artistic craft stick wreath would look so cool hanging on the front door during the summer! It’s fun to make with a dip dye painting method!
How to Make a Craft Stick Wall Hanging by Mum in the Mad House – I just love this colorful craft stick wall hanging! This work of art is created with popsicle sticks, markers and yarn!
Make a Popsicle Stick Puzzle by The Crazy Craft Lady – This DIY puzzle uses popsicle sticks and markers to create a design that is both artistic and challenging. It’s a perfect activity to include in a busy bag for on-the-go entertainment!
Craft Stick and Watercolor Sculpture by Childhood 101 – This awesome sculpture is made using popsicle sticks and watercolor paints! This artwork would look great hanging in your home or classroom!
So there you have it, 35 of the best popsicle stick crafts and activities from across the web! There are so many great projects I’m not sure how you will decide which ones to create first! But I do know one thing, you and your kids are going to have a lot of fun using all those popsicle sticks you have in your craft supplies!