Bust boredom with these fun popsicle stick crafts for kids of all ages. Popsicle sticks are also known as craft sticks if you don’t want to have to wash off the stick popsicle residue. You can now buy craft sticks by the bag at a craft or DIY store. That gives these crafts year-round appeal.Before kids even have a chance to say “I’m bored”, stock up on those popsicle sticks and present them with these 25 summertime popsicle stick crafts for kids of all ages starting with preschoolers.
Kids can make all sorts of fun crafts from flowers to the Fourth of July, the fun won’t end…and if they do say they’re bored we have a craft for that, too!
This colorful angelfish is a fun way to start your summer popsicle stick crafts. Buy colorful craft sticks or paint them yourself with this easy DIY activity. <–I think even adults want to make this! I can just imagine these hanging from the ceiling via thread and making the most colorful school of decorative fish!
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Build a Popsicle Stick Barn
Younger preschoolers may need a little help with this craft stick barn architecture. This barn craft will give them hours of crafting followed by tons of active play. Think about this popsicle stick creation as just being the first part of your DIY farm. Grab other toys for even more playful fun with this craft.
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Craft a Beach Sign
Planning to go to the beach this summer? Save those mementos with this beach placard. This kids craft can be a memory box of the family vacation. Customize this craft with your child’s name or the family name. What a fun kid-made gift for a dear friend or relative.
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DIY Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder
This adorable homemade bird feeder is easy to make and your kids will love sitting outside watching the birds eat. You can purchase pre-painted craft sticks or paint them yourself to match your favorite bird hangout. Just add some birdseed and you will attract a grateful bird crowd with this finished craft.
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Create Craft Stick Bookmarks
Part of a summer reading program? Make these popsicle stick bookmark buddies to mark their progress along the way. Craft a few extra pom pom bookmarks to give to friends.
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Bend Popsicle Sticks into Homemade Bracelets
Both kids and adults love making these bracelets. They are so fun to make because you actually BEND the popsicle sticks to fit around your wrist. They are surprisingly an easy, fun, and wearable craft.
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Summer and bugs go hand and hand. That’s what makes this bug craft such a blast. You can make lady bugs, dragon flies and so many other creative DIY bugs.
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If you build it, they will fling it. That’s a guarantee with this awesome craft stick catapult. Take a visit to your home’s recycling bin to upcycle what you find into a working catapult. This is a kids craft that has hours of playtime afterward!
Shh! The fairies might be sleeping behind this magic fairy door. This is one of my favorite kids crafts of all times because it can be added to your backyard garden and add a little magic to any outdoor space.
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Create a Popsicle Stick Flower Garden
Time to plant a garden made of popsicle sticks! Each flower is uniquely yours with this super easy craft for all ages. “Pick” your flowers to create a bouquet. Raid your button box for even more fun.
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Make a Popsicle Stick American Flag
Your kids will love this patriotic flag craft. It is an easy holiday craft that could be a child’s first flag. Create multiple versions and use them as Fourth of July decorations.
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Craft a Popsicle Stick Fence
Build a corral for playtime fun and keep all those farm animals in line. Remember that DIY barn we made above? This could help keep your animals from wandering into a neighbor’s barn. We love kids crafts that double as toys to play with after the crafting is complete.
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Create a Handprint Garden
Handprint flowers are an awesome summer art project and will give you a lasting keepsake. This craft is so simple and such a good keepsake that you can even get the youngest crafter involved.
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Build a Craft Stick Wind Mobile
This wind mobile looks complicated but it really isn’t. Plus, your kids will love watching it spin in the wind. This simple DIY activity is perfect for both kids and adults.
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Paint a Paper Plate Watermelon
Yum! Your kids can make this watermelon fan craft, and then you can all enjoy some real watermelon as a reward. We love paper plate crafts because paper plates always seem to be on hand – whether or not it is time for a picnic! Add a popsicle stick and you have a fan that beats even the warmest summer day.
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Craft Good Old Uncle Sam Out of Popsicle Sticks
Hello, Uncle Sam! Happy Birthday! This craft is a perfect combination of red, white and blue. No 4th of July celebration could be complete without this fun craft for the entire family.
Your kids will collect tons of treasures this summer. Make this keepsake box so they’ll have a place to store them! The simplicity of this activity is part of its charm.
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Create the Craft Stick Sun
Now even if it’s raining, you’ll have a little sun. Here is to crafts for kids that actually look like they were made by kids…and that is a good thing.
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Craft a Popsicle Stick Garland
This star garland will look sweet on your patio as you spend time outside this Fourth of July. Change up the colors for many other holidays — pastels for Easter, shades of green for St. Patrick’s Day and add some red for Christmas. This holiday craft for kids can be adapted to nearly any holiday!
Create a Biplane from Craft Sticks
This awesome biplane is a craft your kids will want to show off to all their friends. Grab a traditional clothes pin in addition to your craft sticks and decorate in many different ways.
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Build a Popsicle Stick Petting Zoo
Your kids can make their own petting zoo with popsicle sticks and play dough. Oh so cute. Again, starts out as a craft for nearly any age child and ends up in hours of play.
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Weave fun into summer with this weaving loom craft. Part art and part weaving craft, this is sure to please any age.
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Create Craft Stick Lizards
Lizards run around all over the place in the summertime, and now you can have some inside, too! These cute and colorful popsicle stick ideas smile back at you.
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Make Adorable Popsicle Stick Garden Gates
How adorable is this little garden gate flower craft? So adorable. I like how unique and customized this craft for kids of all ages can be!
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Craft the Ultimate Boredom Buster Using Craft Sticks
Still bored? Have your kids pick a stick out of these boredom buster jars and they’ll have plenty of ways to stay active.
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More Craft Ideas
- Dr Suess preschool crafts – oh the fun you will have!
- Box fort ideas that will keep kids busy all afternoon…even in the rain.
- Cotton ball crafts – bet you didn’t think of that as an art supply!
- Make some handprint crafts – great for all ages.