Popsicle stick crafts are so fun for kids, and these 60 ideas will provide hours of entertainment! You’ll love how easy these are to make.

When I was little we had to earn our popsicle sticks for crafts the hard way – by eating popsicles! I’m kidding, but also not really. On one hand, eating a popsicle or ice cream bar to get a stick isn’t such a chore.

On the other hand – it takes awhile to collect a number of sticks to actually be able to make something of substance! When you only get one popsicle a day, you’ve got a long road to hoe to gather supplies. I guess I was born in the days before bulk craft sticks could be purchased?

As you know that was ages ago, times have changed, and now kids’ craft supplies can be bought in bulk. And in different colors. It’s a whole new world!

If you love easy crafts for kids, you’re going to love these ice cream stick crafts! Buy yourself a big bag (or eat 1,423 boxes of popsicles) and get started on one of these ideas. There’s a little bit of everything for children of all ages. Whether you have a toddler or a 12-year-old, you’ll find a project you like in this list.

There’s only one question I get about these type of crafts that I should probably answer before you get started: which type of glue should you use with popsicle sticks? It’s an easy answer. Any liquid craft glue will work (like Aleene’s; I like the Fast Grab) as well as a hot glue gun. The hot glue gun is typically out when you’re dealing with young kids.

Mod Podge also works well with craft sticks, but I use it more for sealing my projects, adding glitter, and the like. It’s a decoupage medium, so that’s what it’s intended for, so it can be less viscous than craft glue. Have both around and you’ll have success with your popsicle stick crafts! Keep on reading to get the ideas.
Popsicle Stick Crafts
Grab a pack of craft sticks and great creative with these 60 popsicle stick crafts! There are a wide variety of ideas for all ages, and the projects are perfect for beginners.
1 DIY Popsicle Stick Bracelets Photo Credit: Pretty Life Girls
You’ve never seen popsicle stick bracelets like these! Learn how to make them super stylish with beads, paint, chains, and more.
Get the Tutorial 2 Cutest Little Mermaids Photo Credit: kidzcraftcorner.com
I absolutely love the hair on these darling little mermaids! They're wrapped with pipe cleaners and the sparkle paper is fabulous.
Get the Tutorial 3 Mix-n-Match Snakes Photo Credit: Vera Sweeney
Allow the kids to get creative with their designs and have a ssssssuper time! These popsicle stick snakes are pretty easy to do and will require very little help from adults.
Get the Tutorial 4 Craft Stick Wall Hanging Photo Credit: Jen Walshaw
This craft stick wall hanging is a super fun collaborative art project for kids, and also perfect for a project that can be made over a period of time. The results are quite fabulous!
Get the Tutorial 5 Weaving Baby Turtles Photo Credit: Leslie Manlapig
This is a very fun twist on a typical God's Eye weaving craft - use three mini popsicle sticks to turn your yarn craft into the cutest baby turtles!
Get the Tutorial 6 Lightsaber Bookmarks Photo Credit: Amanda Formaro
Keep your place in your favorite books by making glittery lightsabers in different colors! Decide if you're on the light or dark side of the Force with this cute Star Wars craft.
Get the Tutorial 7 Popsicle Stick Apple Core Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
This popsicle stick apple core kid craft idea has a back-to-school theme, as well as a fall apple picking theme {it’s never too early to plan!} Kids are going to love this cute idea, and adults will too.
Get the Tutorial 8 No Sew Fabric Bookmark Photo Credit: Stephanie Woodson
It’s hard to find ideas to use up knit fabric scraps, but this craft perfectly uses up those weird long strips you end up with after cutting out clothes. These bookmarks are fun for everyone to make and are no sew!
Get the Tutorial 9 Popsicle Stick Dolls Photo Credit: Jackie Currie
Kids can make these easy adorable dolls with just three simple supplies! These homemade dolls are so cute, and perfect for a doll house or pretend play. The process is fun and addictive.
Get the Tutorial 10 Folding Popsicle Stick Fan Photo Credit: Leslie Manlapig
This idea was inspired by traditional folding fans in Asia! Leslie made this brightly colored folding fans with her kids, and they are perfectly usable for a hot and humid summer.
Get the Tutorial 11 Popsicle Stick Boxes Photo Credit: Heidi Kundin
Quick & easy popsicle stick boxes and containers are a fun and simple kids craft that anyone can make! Use them for storing items, as a desk organizer, or even an easy DIY vase!
Get the Tutorial 12 Craft Stick Robot Photo Credit: Rachel Nipper
My brother has always had a "thing" for robots and he would love to make these with my nieces! I love the cute pony beads as well as the silly googly eyes.
Get the Tutorial 13 Magic Wand Reading Pointers Photo Credit: Terri Thompson
Fingers have always been the default reading pointer, but sometimes you’ve got to add a little fun! These reading pointers are fun to play with, great for bookmarks, and easy to create.
Get the Tutorial 14 Popsicle Stick Monsters Photo Credit: Jackie Cravener
Monsters can be scary . . . unless they are made of popsicle sticks! These guys put a smile on my face, and are a perfect Halloween craft for kids.
Get the Tutorial 15 Popsicle Stick Tractor Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
Have you ever driven a tractor? I have, and it's not as easy as it looks! Kids love tractors, and this is a perfect craft to make when doing school lessons or reading about farming.
Get the Tutorial 16 Popsicle Stick Farm Critters Photo Credit: Marie LeBaron
Children love farm animals, so why not put together these craft stick cuties that can be used as puppets or even bookmarks! A fun project for a spring afternoon.
Get the Tutorial 17 Yarn Butterfly Craft Photo Credit: Kate Grono
Make a pretty yarn butterfly craft using a simple weaving technique. This is a fun kids craft for summer or spring, and the finished butterflies could easily be given as a handmade gift.
Get the Tutorial 18 Popsicle Stick Flags Photo Credit: Ginger Snap Crafts
Happy Independence Day! At least, that's a perfect reason to make these cute popsicle stick flags. Ginger made a banner with hers, and I love it on the mantel for 4th of July.
Get the Tutorial 19 Craft Stick Napkin Holder Photo Credit: Sarah Avila
If you are looking for a simple craft to make with your kids, this napkin holder is not only easy to make, but is also functional. It would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or Grandparents Day.
Get the Tutorial 20 Popsicle Stick Vases Photo Credit: Jessica Anderson
You know when plants come in boring little plastic pots? This is a great way to dress them up quickly, and is an easy craft for kids of all ages. You can then gift these to hostesses, teachers, and more!
Get the Tutorial 21 Craft Stick Wreath Photo Credit: Ana Dziengel
This wreath is a fun and easy two part craft for kids! Grab your popsicle sticks and dip dye them, then turn them into a cool wreath using a paper plate. It's so fancy!
Get the Tutorial 22 Popsicle Stick Tent Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
Are you a big camper? How about a glamper? Whether or not you like sleeping outdoors, these tents are so cute! Celebrate summer with this cute craft idea.
Get the Tutorial 23 Popsicle Stick Playing Cards Photo Credit: Penolopy Bulnick
This popsicle stick craft is definitely for the older kids and adults! I love wood burning, and there's a PDF provided making the craft very easy to do.
Get the Tutorial 24 Popsicle Stick Photo Puzzles Photo Credit: Sara Wellensiek
Looking for an inexpensive handmade stocking stuffer or gift for little ones? I think these popsicle stick photo puzzles are perfect! Great for making with vacation photos once summer is done.
Get the Tutorial 25 Homemade Weaving Looms Photo Credit: Chelsey Marashian
Kids can learn so much when taking part in weaving activities and crafts. Learn how to use popsicle sticks to make a weaving loom for littles of all ages!
Get the Tutorial 26 Popsicle Stick Airplanes Photo Credit: nlc.hu
You'll need smaller and larger popsicle sticks along with clothespins to make these fun airplanes! Kids will have a blast choosing the colors for their jets, along with the designs for the wings.
Get the Tutorial 27 Scoop Stick Garden Gnomes Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
Garden gnomes always put a smile on my face, and these little guys are no exception. Add funky hats and cotton ball beards to make them complete.
Get the Tutorial 28 DIY Beaded Wind Chime Photo Credit: Melissa Potvin
This easy DIY beaded wind chime will make a cute addition to your garden! This is a super simple DIY to add to your easy kids craft list! Summer is always right around the corner; plan this for a stay home day.
Get the Tutorial 29 Popsicle Stick Superheroes Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? I'm going to take the ability to beam wherever I want! It's a fun discussion to have with your kids while you make these popsicle stick characters!
Get the Tutorial 30 Build a Chain Reaction Photo Credit: frugalfun4boys.com
Did you know that you can build an exploding chain reaction by weaving together popsicle sticks or craft sticks? Such a cool experiment; your kids are going to love this!
Get the Tutorial 31 Popsicle Stick Cars Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
I'm a car girl, so this particular craft is a favorite for me. Do I want to make a hot hatch or a wagon out of popsicle sticks? Maybe a luxury SUV? The options are endless.
Get the Tutorial 32 Popsicle Stick Bird Feeders Photo Credit: Tonya Staab
How to make the best popsicle stick bird feeders that kids will not only love to make, but the birds will love too. All you have you do is watch out for squirrels!
Get the Tutorial 33 Popsicle Stick Unicorn Craft Photo Credit: Shruti Acharya
Our popsicle stick unicorn craft is the perfect way to make your holidays even more magical! With a glittery horn & rhinestones, this is one pretty unicorn!
Get the Tutorial 34 Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame
Learn how to make a photo frame with ice cream sticks! This is such an easy craft for kids or adults. Add magnets on the back to hang them on the fridge.
Get the Tutorial 35 Popsicle Stick Ballerinas Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
What's cuter than tiny dancers? Nothing, especially when they are wearing cupcake liner tutus! Your kids will love making these pretty ballerinas.
Get the Tutorial 36 Popsicle Sticks Flower Craft Photo Credit: theresourcefulmama.com
Turn ice cream sticks into bright and colorful flowers! You can make an entire bouquet of these - turn them into magnets - whatever your heart desires.
Get the Tutorial 37 Craft Stick Harmonica Photo Credit: mybaba.com
My first thought about this project was - do they really work? Yes, they make noise! There are two different ways to make these harmonicas, both produce similar sounds, but one is slightly easier for smaller children.
Get the Tutorial 38 Popsicle Stick Catapult Photo Credit: littlebinsforlittlehands.com
This popsicle stick catapult design is an awesome STEM activity for kids of all ages! Exploring physics has never been so exciting for kids because everyone loves to launch stuff into the air.
Get the Tutorial 39 Silly Hair Stick Puppets Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
Kids will laugh at the hair on these puppets, but I swear this is how I feel I look waking up in the morning! They are so cute and colorful and I love their pom pom noses.
Get the Tutorial 40 Popsicle Stick Foxes Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
Foxes are more like cats than dogs, make 40 different sounds, and live in underground dens. These guys are perfect for making during a lesson learning about these cool woodland animals.
Get the Tutorial 41 Easy Earring Hanger Photo Credit: modesettravaux.fr
Are there earrings you like to keep out and wear more than others? Me too. This is a fun organizing craft for the older kids, but it also makes a great gift idea for mom from the littles.
Get the Tutorial 42 Tiny Bow & Arrow Photo Credit: Maiz Connolly
I just about died when I first saw this little bow and arrow! Kids will have so much fun with this craft! Don't worry, you won't shoot your eye out - the arrow is just a q-tip.
Get the Tutorial 43 DIY Wax Paper Lantern Photo Credit: Lindsay Gilbert
This kid's craft covers a little bit of construction skills, colors and color-mixing, and creating unique artwork. With a few simple supplies, you can create a cute and colorful wax paper lantern and have a great time!
Get the Tutorial 44 DIY Plant Picks Photo Credit: Jane and Sonja
Making adorable miniature signs as plant picks is just one fun popsicle stick winter craft idea you can try this year! What colors will you use for your signs?
Get the Tutorial 45 How to Make a Fairy Door Photo Credit: Liska Myers
Learn how to make a fairy door from popsicle sticks and add a little bit of everyday magic to your playroom! These are also cute for outdoor summer crafts.
Get the Tutorial 46 Popsicle Stick House Photo Credit: marthastewart.com
The basic house is complete with a roof, windows, a chimney. By adding more support sticks, kids can make houses into snack shops - every stick village needs one. With a city of sticks, kids and their toy animals will never be bored.
Get the Tutorial 47 Ice-Skating Popsicle Stick Dolls Photo Credit: Leslie Manlapig
These are such cute popsicle stick dolls! They're fun to play with, and ice skate around if you follow Leslie's unique tutorial.
Get the Tutorial 48 Craft Stick Crocodile Craft Photo Credit: Andreja Vučajnk
See you later alligator! These fun little guys aren't even a little bit scary. Their bodies are easy to create; once they're done watch out for these gators nibbling little fingers!
Get the Tutorial 49 Handprint Flower Bookmarks Photo Credit: Stacey Gibbon
Spring is right around the corner! For an inexpensive and crafty thrill, create some one-of-a-kind handprint flower bookmarks for kids. Make this fun idea with your child to celebrate the upcoming change in season and to create an awesome keepsake at the same time!
Get the Tutorial 50 Popsicle Stick Art Photo Credit: plaidonline.com
This bright and playful canvas adds fun to any room. Paint a canvas with bold polka dots and then add colorful popsicle sticks to create your flower.
Get the Tutorial 51 Popsicle Stick Valentines Photo Credit: Jess Coppom
These popsicle stick hearts are such a fun way to make Valentines with kids! Write sweet messages on the sticks or in the middle of the paper hearts.
Get the Tutorial 52 Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Photo Credit: Kimberly McLeod
If you’re looking for an easy fall kids craft then you’ll love this popsicle stick scarecrow. Kids will love making these adorable scarecrows and you can customize them to look however you’d like!
Get the Tutorial 53 Climbing Popsicle Stick Spiders Photo Credit: kidscraftroom.com
These homemade spiders are really adorably cute, and double up as a toy that kids can actually play with too! Your kids will love how easy these craft stick spiders are to make for Halloween. They actually climb their strings.
Get the Tutorial 54 Popsicle Stick Snowflake Wreath Photo Credit: Jennifer Hadfield
This a kids' craft for winter that is cute enough to decorate the front door! I love that this snowflake is black - it looks beautiful with the blue and white of Jen's home.
Get the Tutorial 55 Easy Hot Chocolate Craft Photo Credit: simplemomproject.com
Kids can make their own cup of hot chocolate (don’t forget one for you too) with popsicle sticks and turn it into an ornament! This project is super easy and kids of all ages can enjoy, including your preschooler or toddler.
Get the Tutorial 56 Easy Reindeer Craft Photo Credit: simpleeverydaymom.com
Christmas is a great time of year to build memories! One great way to do that is by making this reindeer popsicle stick craft with the kids! It’s a fun preschool Christmas craft that’s good for making with preschoolers and elementary-aged children.
Get the Tutorial 57 Craft Stick Snowman Photo Credit: michaels.com
What could be cuter than a smiling snowman ornament? Kids will love making their very own snowman to hang on their Christmas tree, or give as a gift.
Get the Tutorial 58 Colorful Pom Pom Star Ornaments Photo Credit: kidscraftroom.com
Adorable mini pom poms make these star ornaments come to life with a beautiful and zingy display of shape and color! These colourful pom pom popsicle stick stars will look amazing hanging on your Christmas tree.
Get the Tutorial 59 Gingerbread House Ornaments Photo Credit: studiodiy.com
Gingerbread houses are so popular for Christmas! Kelly made these with her son, and I just think they turned out SO cute. You can adjust the project to fit any age.
Get the Tutorial 60 Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament Photo Credit: Teresa Britton
Looking for a fun holiday kids’ craft? This is one of the cutest I've seen! I absolutely love this sled ornament and want a tree full of them.
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