My two older boys (age 6 and 7) are hardcore crafters. There’s nothing they like more than a good project. I often find them surrounded by a pile of construction paper, glue, and scissors, so when they came up with the idea to make popsicle stick boxes I grabbed my camera and let them have at it.
Supplies Needed to Make Popsicle Stick Boxes:
Start by painting your wooden craft sticks and allowing them to dry (alternatively, you can also purchase colored craft sticks).
Lay out the base of your box – depending on the size of the sticks you will need 10-11 to make a square-ish base. Glue two sticks on top of the base along the perpendicular edges. This will hold the base sticks together.
My kids still get a little glue-happy, so to cut down on the mess and waste, I like to give them a small bowl of glue and a q-tip. The q-tip is the perfect size for making dots of glue at each corner as you build your box up layer by layer. Continue layering until you reach the desired height.
These boxes have a million and one uses! They make a great desk set that would be perfect for a homemade Father’s Day gift!
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