10 Easy Popsicle Stick Crafts For Kids

10 fun and easy popsicle crafts for kids to bring out the creativity in the little artists

There’s no better way to cool off in the summer heat than an icy, cool popsicle. The icy, sweet treat is a hot favorite among little kids. So by the time summer comes to an end, you’ll have quite the collection of popsicle sticks. And what can you do with all those leftover popsicle sticks? Easy, popsicle stick crafts for kids!

Popsicle sticks make for some very creative and versatile crafts. They’re a fun way to use up all those popsicle sticks. These little sticks will keep your little ones occupied for a few hours. Moreover, they’re inexpensive too. A homemade DIY craft made by your child is a great addition to any festival or special event. So, let’s get those creative juices flowing and create some great popsicle stick crafts with the kids.

Bring out the creativity in your little geniuses with these 10 popsicle stick crafts for kids.

Here are some great popsicle stick craft ideas for kids for an afternoon of imaginative play. 

Pencil holder

A pencil holder is a really great idea for popsicle stick crafts for kids. And at the end of summer, when it’s time to go to school, a pencil holder is a great thing to have. Let’s organize all those pencils, crayons and pens.

What you’ll need:

Colorful popsicle sticks

Crafting glue

Empty plastic container


Construction paper


Cut a piece of the construction paper, large enough to encircle the plastic container. The container should be the same height as the popsicle sticks. 

Glue the popsicle sticks on the paper leaving about ½ inch gap at both ends. Press firmly to ensure each of the sticks is stuck to the paper. Allow it to dry completely before you move to the next step.

Spread glue all over the plastic container and carefully stick the paper with the popsicle sticks on the container. Press firmly to ensure that the paper is stuck to the container. Set it aside and allow the glue to dry completely.

Fill in your pencils and show off your beautiful pencil holder.


Does your little one dream of being a pilot? Here’s a way to make that dream come true. A DIY popsicle stick airplane will keep your little tyke busy for hours. 

What you’ll need:

Large colorful popsicle sticks

Mini colorful popsicle sticks ( half the size of the large sticks)

Wooden clothespins

Small wooden beads

Strong crafting glue 


Place a dot of glue in the middle of two large popsicle sticks. Glue these popsicle sticks on both sides of the narrow end of the clothespin. Press firmly to ensure that the popsicle sticks are stuck firmly to the clothespin. These are the wings of your airplane.

Add a dot of glue in the middle of a mini popsicle stick and stick it on the wider end of the clothespin. This is your tail wing.

Now take another mini popsicle stick and glue one of the small wooden beads in the centre of the stick. This is your propeller.

Stand the clothespin upright and glue your propeller to the opening at the narrow end of the clothespin. Press firmly to ensure it’s stuck.

Once the glue is dry, your popsicle stick plane is ready to fly!

Newton’s cradle

Popsicle stick crafts are a great way to introduce your child to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. Introduce your junior science to the wonderful world of science with this popsicle stick Newton’s cradle.

What you’ll need:

Large colorful popsicle sticks

6 marbles


Hot glue gun





Let’s build the frame first. Glue 4 popsicle sticks together to make a square. Repeat with 4 more sticks and set aside to allow the glue to dry.

Stick a popsicle stick perpendicular to each of the corners to build a cube. Set aside and allow the glue to dry.

Cut the string into 6 pieces. Each piece should be approximately 8 inches long.

Use the hot glue gun and stick one marble at the centre of each string.

Take two popsicle sticks and make marks along the length of the stick at ½ inch intervals. 

Tape one end of each of the strings with the marbles along the marked string.

Glue each of the marked sticks on top of the cube frame on opposite sides.

Take the loose ends of the strings with the marbles and tape them to the marked stick on the opposite end.

Pull the strings gently to ensure that the marbles are all aligned. Pull one of the marbles at the end and let go. Now, watch the magic happen. 

Dream Catcher

Who doesn’t need a good night’s sleep? According to legend, dream catchers filter all the bad dreams and send good dreams your way. Let’s get crafting and make some amazing dream catchers for some great dreams as you sleep. Making popsicle stick dream catchers are a great way to keep your little one occupied for a few hours. So, let their imagination fly and start crafting.

What you’ll need:

6 large colorful popsicle sticks

Colorful yarn

Hot glue gun

Colorful beads and buttons

Colorful mini pom-poms and tassels




First, let’s make a hexagon out of the popsicle sticks. Place a dot of glue at the ends of one popsicle stick.

Glue on two popsicle sticks at each end. Repeat this until you have a large six-sided figure.

Cut the yarn into 40-inch strands. String some beads and buttons into the strands of yarn. This will form your web.

Tie one end of the yarn around a popsicle stick and then wrap the yarn with the beads and buttons back and forth around the hexagon. Tie it to one of the popsicle sticks to secure it.

Wrap several such strings in different directions to form the web of your dream catcher.

Cut 3 more pieces of yarn and tie the ends of each string with feathers, beads, tassels and pom-poms.

Tie these strings at the bottom of your popsicle stick hexagon. Then tie another long string of yarn at the top of your dream catcher so you can hang it.


Ahoy there, mateys! If your little kid loves playing with water and boats, popsicle stick boats are a great idea for crafting with your kids. Get your little ones to test it out in the tub or pool with some lego sailors in the boat.

What you’ll need:

Large colorful popsicle sticks

Hot glue gun or wood glue

Felt paper

Lego figures



Lay 8 popsicle sticks, side by side on a flat surface. Stick them together with some hot glue.

Now lay 4 popsicle sticks in the opposite direction, on top of this base at equal intervals. Glue each of these sticks in place. This is the deck of your boat.

Now glue 8 more popsicle sticks side by side (like the first base) on top of the 4 popsicle sticks.

Now create the sides of your boat. Place a popsicle stick on its side on top of the deck at the edge. Hot glue it in place. Repeat with another popsicle stick and stick it on the opposite side.

Now cut off the round edges of two popsicle sticks and glue them to the other two edges to form the sides of your boat.

Now, let’s build the mast. Cut off the round ends of two more popsicle sticks and cut a small triangular piece off the felt paper. The triangular felt paper is your sail.

Now glue the felt paper at one end of the popsicle stick. Glue the other popsicle stick on top of the felt paper to create the mast. Ensure that you stick it neatly so that both the sticks are aligned.

Stick the mast in the middle of the popsicle stick boat deck.

Decorate your boat with buttons and lego figures. Now all you need is some water to go sailing.

Magic Wand

Is your child obsessed with fairytales and magic? This is one of the easiest popsicle stick crafts for kids and will have your magic-loving little one squealing with joy. Let’s craft a popsicle stick magic wand before starting on spells and potions.

What you need:

Large colored popsicle sticks

Glittery jewels

Sparkly foam stars

Hot glue gun


Place a large popsicle stick on a flat surface. Place a dot of glue on one end of the stick.

Stick one of the sparkly foam stars at the end of the popsicle stick.

Decorate the magic wand with glittery jewels. Set it aside for the glue to dry.

Once the glue is dry, your magic wand is ready to be waved. You can use these as reading pointers too.

Here is an activity that will make reading fun and easy for your child. Check out these reading games for kids on Osmo, that make reading a fun experience. 

STEM activity: Geometry shape learning

How about learning some math while we have fun crafting? This popsicle stick craft for kids is a great way to introduce STEM learning concepts to your child. It’s never too early to start teaching math concepts to your kids. This popsicle stick craft for kids will help your child learn geometrical shapes in an easy and fun way.

What you’ll need:

Colorful popsicle sticks

Crafting foam in assorted colors


Hot glue gun



Cut out different geometrical shapes using the colored crafting foam. Cut a circle, triangle, oval, rectangle and square.

Place a dot of glue on the end of each popsicle stick. Stick on a different shaped piece of foam on each of the sticks.

Using the marker, write the names of each of the shapes on the popsicle sticks.

You can create several of these sticks with shapes and play a “Match the shapes” game to teach your child about geometrical shapes.

For more activities on STEM learning, check out these cool STEM activities for kids on Osmo.

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Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Snowflakes are beautiful things, aren’t they? And what better way to remember to decorate your Christmas tree than with DIY snowflakes. Christmas is a busy time and you’ll want your kids out of your hair while you get things ready. Popsicle stick crafts for kids is a great idea to keep the kids busy for a few hours. Let’s make some popsicle stick snowflakes to decorate the tree.

What you’ll need:

4 large colorful popsicle sticks

Hot glue gun

Colourful pieces of string 

Glittery stick on jewels

A small piece of glitter pipe cleaner


Place a dot of glue in the middle of a popsicle stick. Stick another popsicle stick on top horizontally, to form a cross.

Now repeat this with the other popsicle sticks to form a snowflake.

Embellish the snowflake with stick-on jewels and gems. Set it aside and allow the glue to dry.

Once dry, turn it over. Place a dot of glue on the tip of one of the popsicle sticks. Stick a small piece of glitter pipe cleaner in a loop.

There you have it, a perfect little snowflake for your Christmas tree!

Foldable Paper Fan

What better way to cool off in the summer than a foldable pocket fan? Get your child involved in this creative popsicle stick crafts for kids and have fun making a foldable paper fan.

What you’ll need:

3 – 5” X 8” pieces of plain copy paper



Crafting glue

2 large colorful popsicle sticks

Rubber band


First, decorate the paper for your folding fan. Draw using crayons or paint on the paper.

Use a ruler and score each paper on the ½ inch mark. Accordion fold each sheet of paper, then fold the entire sheet in half to form a fan.

Now glue the ends of each fan until you have a semi-circle. Then glue the popsicle sticks to each side of the semi-circle.

Pull the two ends together to fan out the accordion pleats. Secure the ends of the two popsicle sticks with a rubber band.

When you want to fold the fan, remove the rubber band and fold the popsicle sticks in opposite directions until it is closed. Secure the sticks with a rubber band and your fan is ready to travel in your pocket.

Flower Pot

This is one of the coolest popsicle stick crafts for kids. If your munchkin loves gardening, teach them to make a popsicle stick flower pot. Trust us, your kids will enjoy doing this and so will you.

What you’ll need:

Large colored popsicle sticks

Rubber bands

Clean tin cans with a hole drilled in the bottom


Flower plants or herb plants



Take a rubber band and place it around the tin can. Ensure that it fits snugly.

Take a popsicle stick and slide it underneath the rubber band. Repeat with different colored popsicle sticks until you have completely surrounded the tin can with popsicle sticks.

Fill the can with some soil and plant a flowering plant or a herb in the soil. 

Cover the rubber band outside with a pretty ribbon and place your flowerpot near a window.

Creativity at a low cost

Popsicle stick crafts for kids are a great way to make the rainy days, snow days or summer holidays special. All these crafts require a steady supply of popsicle sticks, glue, drawing supplies and a good imagination. Allow your little munchkin’s imagination fly and they’ll create wonderful masterpieces.

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