These fun popsicle stick crafts are great for kids of all ages! Looking for things to make with popsicle sticks? We’ve got you covered with 35+ craft stick project ideas!

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These fun popsicle stick crafts can be made in under 30 minutes using items that you probably already have around the house! No special tools or skills are required, so ANYONE can make these awesome art projects! Great fun for the entire family!

Popsicle sticks are a craft supply favorite since they are SO versatile! Craft sticks come in a variety of sizes, too, making it even easier to create more interesting art.

Whether you paint them, wrap them, decorate them or simply glue them together, popsicle sticks can be used to make awesome projects such as toy planes, harmonicas, dolls, photo frames, vases, containers, animals, and more!

35+ Easy Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids

Grab your popsicle sticks, and let’s get crafty!

popsicle stick box holding straws

Popsicle Stick Boxes

Popsicle Stick Boxes by Happiness Is Homemade

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!

popsicle stick fourth of july star streamers

Popsicle Stick Star Streamers

Popsicle Stick Star Streamers by Happiness Is Homemade

Your children will LOVE this quick and easy 4th of July kids craft – popsicle stick star streamers! Made with craft sticks, tissue paper, and glue, these cute patriotic stars can be embellished with ribbons, glitter, sequins, and more! The sky’s the limit for these red, white, and blue stars! 

craft sticks made into harmonicas

Craft Stick Harmonicas

Craft Stick Harmonicas by Make It Love It

You’ll never believe that with just two craft sticks, a toothpick, rubber bands, and some paper you can actually create a working harmonica, but you can! Super easy and don’t forget all the fun little embellishments so each kid can personalize their instrument.

craft stick vegetable garden markers

Popsicle Stick Garden Markers

Popsicle Stick Garden Markers by Gluesticks Blog

Let your kids help plant and identify your garden seeds with these adorable popsicle stick garden markers. Perfect for flowers, herbs, or veggies, each marker uses 5 popsicle sticks held together with hot glue. After a few coats of acrylic craft paint to seal the deal your kids can paint or draw the identifying seeds and words on the signs. Cute!

craft sticks made into a bumblebee

Cute Popsicle Stick Bee Craft

Cute Popsicle Stick Bee Craft by Kids Craft Room

Painted popsicle sticks are the perfect tool to help create the yellow and black stripes that are unique to bees. Use a plastic milk jug to make translucent wings that are attached with hot glue. Googly eyes are a must! Draw a smile on and bee done!

craft sticks made into a fake flowers and clay pot filled with beans

Alphabet Flower Garden

Alphabet Flower Garden by Buggy and Buddy

These precious flower gardens use clay pots and black beans as the “soil” for the popsicle stick flowers. Green watercolor paint on the craft sticks mimics a flower stem that you attach flower stickers to. This is a great activity for younger children to use as an alphabet teaching tool.

craft sticks made into a dragonflies

Popsicle Stick Dragonfly Craft

Popsicle Stick Dragonfly Craft by Simple Everyday Mom

Jumbo craft sticks help create the body of these colorful dragonflies. A template is included to help form the colorful tissue paper wings. Add some googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennae and display these beautiful insects proudly!

craft sticks made into snowflakes

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Winter Craft

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Winter Craft by The Art Kit Blog

Here’s a great indoor craft for winter using popsicle craft sticks. Recreate the sparkly beauty of snowflakes with glitter glue and bejeweled gems. Paint your sticks before adding the decorations. Here, they used a gorgeous blue and white theme. So pretty!

craft sticks made into bracelets worn by child

Craft Stick Bracelets

Craft Stick Bracelets by Molly Moo Crafts

Soaking your craft sticks in hot water will help them bend so that you can make this fun bracelet craft. The bracelet will need to sit overnight while its form is drying into shape with the help of a round glass. When dry, decorate with washi tape, paint, wrapped string or thread. Kids love them and adults do, too!

craft sticks made into a catapult

Popsicle Stick Catapult

Popsicle Stick Catapult by The Brainy Mommy

This activity is SO easy to prepare, loads of fun, and best of all, incorporates STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning! Made simply using larger wooden craft sticks and rubber bands! Creates a great sensory play time, and allows practice for fine motor skills. Bombs away!

craft sticks made into an airplane

Fly High Like A Plane

Fly High Like A Plane by The Joy Of Sharing

Use two sizes of craft sticks to create this awesome plane. The popsicle sticks create the body of the plane while 2 cardboard pieces make the X shaped propeller. When the glue has dried on the entire plane construction, decorate it with stickers or paint pens. It’s ready to take flight!

craft sticks made into a colorful night light

DIY Wax Paper Lantern

DIY Wax Paper Lantern by Artsy-Fartsy Mama

These unique lanterns can be assembled with the help of adult supervision to help melt the crayon shavings between wax paper sheets using an iron. The sheets are then attached to a popsicle stick frame. When completed, just drop in a battery powered tea light and enjoy your one-of-a-kind lantern.

craft sticks made into barn animals

Craft Stick Farm Animals

Craft Stick Farm Animals by Crafts By Amanda

Younger kids will enjoy painting craft sticks to resemble barnyard animals such as cows, pigs, chickens and horses. Have paint, felt, buttons, googly eyes, glue and markers on hand for this creative decoration session.

craft sticks made into ballerinas

Popsicle Stick Ballerinas

Popsicle Stick Ballerinas by Glue To My Craft Blog

Your kids will love creating these adorable ballerinas using popsicle sticks, cupcake liners, pipe cleaners and paint pens. Have a glue gun handy for attaching the tutus and any other embellishments like glitter or rhinestones. Petit jeté!

craft sticks made into a fence for toy animals

Popsicle Stick Fencing

Popsicle Stick Fencing by Powerful Mothering

Any small toys or action figures that need to be corralled will benefit from some painted popsicle stick fencing. Each fence needs 4 sticks, with one cut in half. A glue gun helps make each fence while Velcro dots hold each section of fence together to form a coral.

craft sticks made into monster faces

Popsicle Stick Monsters

Popsicle Stick Monsters by I Heart Arts N Crafts

Have fun creating these monsters from painted popsicle sticks which can be decorated with cut out craft paper for the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, and hair. Googly eyes are always a fun addition, too!

craft sticks made into fans

Folding Popsicle Stick Fan

Folding Popsicle Stick Fan by Pink Stripey Socks

Popsicle sticks and paper fasteners create the “ribs” of the fan in this adult supervised craft. Kids will enjoy painting and personalizing the paper arc of the fan using watercolors or even crayons. Attach it with tape and carefully “fold” the fan so that it opens and closes with ease.

craft sticks made into butterflies

Butterfly Popsicle Stick Craft

Butterfly Popsicle Stick Craft by Made With Happy

What kids really love about this simple butterfly craft is that it’s actually one that they can play with as well!

craft sticks made into flowers

Popsicle Stick Flowers

Popsicle Stick Flowers by The Resourceful Mama

Fill your pots and flower beds with bright and colorful flowers in the spring. A fun way to spend the rainy days – make a whole collection of these to decorate your home or classroom! Popsicle Stick Flowers by The Resourceful Mama

craft sticks made into flower holders

Popsicle Stick Vases

Popsicle Stick Vases by Cutesy Crafts

Your kids will love personalizing these vases for holidays or even their favorite color palette. Paint the popsicle sticks in different colors and then use glue dots to attach each stick to a round can. Wrap twine or a ribbon around the vase to finish it. Easy!

craft sticks made into frames for photos and signs

Washi Tape Popsicle Stick Frames

Washi Tape Popsicle Stick Frames by Somewhat Simple

Create a one-of-a-kind picture frame ornament by wrapping washi tape around craft sticks. You’ll also need a little ribbon and a hot glue gun, and of course, photos. Have fun with all the different washi tape combinations!

craft sticks made into a treasure chest with jacks

Kids Treasure Box

Kids Treasure Box by Powerful Mothering

Kids can hide their treasures in this popsicle stick box with a lid. Choose your paint colors for the craft sticks and when dry, begin building the box. Overlapping the sticks with glue in between to seal the deal will take some time to build and dry before it’s ready for use. Fun!

craft sticks made into fish in an underwater scene

Popsicle Stick Fish

Popsicle Stick Fish by Glued To My Crafts

This fish takes shape with 4 craft sticks glued into a triangle. Colorful felt attached to the triangle frame provides the body. Use contrasting felt colors to create and attach the fins, lips and tail. Embellish with fun add-ons like eyes, glitter, pom poms, and even buttons!

craft sticks made into fun bright colored popsicles

Giant Paper Popsicle Craft

Giant Paper Popsicle Craft by Craft Whack

Younger kids will love creating this giant popsicle using huge craft sticks and large colorful card stock to make and decorate the popsicle. A hole punch can help create circles for décor elements. Use a glue stick to attach decorations. These would make great decorations or an activity for a summer party!

craft sticks made into outdoor wooden lounge chair

Popsicle Stick Beach Chair

Popsicle Stick Beach Chair by DIY In The Forest

These miniature chairs look fantastic for a beach-themed party on a “sandy” cake made with crushed vanilla cookies. Want to build your own relaxing fairy garden? Plop a few of these beach chairs in some sand to set the scene. These chairs can be painted in any color to match any mood or style you want!

craft sticks made into a colorful wall hanging on peg board

Craft Stick Wall Hanging

Craft Stick Wall Hanging by Mum In The Mad House

This craft stick wall hanging is a super fun collaborative art project or great for making over a period of time. The perfect craft for some frugal fun, using basic craft supplies from around the house. Create any fun color scheme you like!

craft sticks made into rocket ships

Popsicle Stick Rocket

Popsicle Stick Rocket by Simple Everyday Mom

Kids love space and crafting so why not add the two together and make this fun rocket popsicle stick craft! This great project is perfect for young kids and it comes with a free printable template to easily recreate on your own!

craft sticks made into a wooden puzzle with a printed photo of a sunflower

Craft Stick Puzzles

Craft Stick Puzzles by Motherhood On A Dime

This simple craft is a great way for little ones to wind down and enjoy some quality time together! Customize them into something unique, using different shapes or even animals for your own puzzle!

craft sticks made into Christmas tree ornaments

Craft Stick Christmas Ornaments

Craft Stick Christmas Ornaments by The Soccer Mom Blog

This is a great Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make! Kids will have so much fun decorating their cute ornaments in tons of creative ways!

craft sticks made into a game called exploding sticks, children playing game

Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction by Frugal Fun For Boys

Build an exploding chain reaction by weaving together popsicle sticks or craft sticks! A fun activity in the classroom or summer camps!

craft sticks made into a wooden stackable tower

Popsicle Stick Tower

Popsicle Stick Tower by WikiHow

There’s so many possibilities of unique things you can BUILD with your leftover ice cream sticks! This guide will give you a general idea of how to construct a sturdy tower out of just popsicle sticks and wood glue, how cool?!

craft sticks made into a gingerbread style house

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House

Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House by Fireflies and Mud Pies

Are you looking for an easy and fun Christmas craft for kids? Get a free printable popsicle stick craft pattern and a helpful step-by-step video tutorial that will guide you through the process of making your own colorful gingerbread house!

painted craft sticks made into a star

Mini Popsicle Stick Stars

Mini Popsicle Stick Stars by Crafty Morning

I really love simple popsicle stick crafts — and this one is SO easy! There’s so many different things you can make these adorable stars for! Tree toppers, wall hangings or even gift tag tie-ons!

craft sticks made into a game of dominos

Popsicle Stick Dominos

Popsicle Stick Dominos by Pink Stripey Socks

It’s all fun and games here! Here’s a unique toy made using mini craft sticks and any Sharpie marker! Way creative!

craft sticks with glued on velcro dots to make a game

Velcro Dot Craft Sticks

Velcro Dot Craft Sticks by Powerful Mothering

Keep the fun rolling with these Velcro dot craft sticks – use them to construct bridges, race tracks and more!

With so many simple & fun popsicle stick craft ideas, we hope you found the perfect use for your collection of leftover popsicle sticks! Make sure you always have a stash of craft sticks on hand for that rainy afternoon or snow day!

Happy crafting!

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  1. Wow, these Popsicle stick crafts are fantastic!

    From adorable animals to cool catapults, there’s something here to spark creativity in every kid. I love how these simple sticks can turn into hours of fun and learning.