20 Fun and Frugal Popsicle Stick Crafts

January 26, 2016

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Do your kids love to make crafts? Mine sure do! Sometimes the supplies can get pretty expensive. That’s why I love finding frugal crafts for us to do.
popsiclestickcraftsPopsicle sticks are super cheap. You can get a huge bag of 500 of them with a coupon at a craft store. That huge bag will also last a really long time. This past Christmas, our co-op had a homemade ornament exchange for the kids. A few days before our party I was scrambling around trying to figure out what they could make. That’s when I came across my humongous bag of popsicle sticks! One quick search on Pinterest brought up tons of the cutest ideas! There are popsicle sticks and craft sticks which are thicker. There are so many different things you can do with both!

Here are 20 of our favorite popsicle craft sticks that we found:

Popsicle Stick Olaf from This Girls Life – these are the ornaments my girls decided to make for their ornament exchange. They turned out exactly like the picture and were a hit! 
Popsicle Stick Olaf Craft

Popsicle Stick Monsters from I Heart Arts and Crafts
Easy Popsicle Stick Monsters

Popsicle Stick Flowers Craft  from Glued to My Crafts – these are so sweet. Love the little pom pom in the middle.
Popsicle Stick Flowers {Kid Craft}

Rudolph Craft from Craftionary (you can also make this a reindeer if you eliminate the red nose)

Easy Craft Stick Bookmarks for Kids from Mom 2 Posh Lil Divas – this is really easy and would make great use of markers and/or stickers.

Easy Popsicle Stick Puzzles from Kids Activities Blog – this is another cute and very simple idea.

Popsicle Stick American Flag Craft from Kids Activities Blog – this is a great 4th of July Craft and it would be good to do with an American Heritage Girls Troop as well!

Simple Paper Boat Craft from Kids Activities Blog – These boats use very few materials and can be adapted for a variety of ages.

Make a Popsicle Stick Catapult from Kids Activities Blog – your kids will love to make their own catapult!

DIY Popsicle Stick Harmonica from Housing a Forest – your kids can make their very own musical instrument that works!

Easy Monster Stick Puppets from It Happens in a Blink – these cute puppets use popsicle sticks and foam stickers.

Popsicle Stick Superheroes from Glued to My Crafts Blog – these are the cutest things!
Popsicle Stick Superheroes - Kid Craft

Make a Mini Math Abacus from Kids Activities Blog – I love this idea! This would be great to keep in a math manipulative basket.
make an abacus featured on Kids Activities Blog

Create a Homemade Weaving Loom with Popsicle Sticks from Buggy and Buddy. – This would make the best quiet time activity.
How to Make Mini Weaving Looms Using Popsicle Sticks~ Buggy and Buddy 
Cat Craft from Mama Smiles – this is the sweetest thing. Your kids can make their own animals out of popsicle sticks paper and draw their faces. 
Lily's cat craft

Craft Sticks (Jumbo Popsicle Sticks):
Craft Stick Dolls from Molly Moo Crafts – oh my goodness! My 8 year old would do this for hours. She loves designing outfits!
craft stick dolls

Craft Stick Farm Animals from Crafts by Amanda
Craft Stick Crafts: Farm Animals by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Velcro Dot Craft Sticks from Powerful Mothering – these would be great for busy bags! Your kids can make all kinds of shapes and have lots of free play with these.
free play with velcro dot craft sticks aka popsicle stick shapes

Lolly Stick Canvas from Baby Jungle – this is so neat! What a creative idea.

Craft Stick Mummies and Ninjas from Crafts by Amanda – these are so fun!
Craft Stick Ninja Ornaments

Popsicle Stick Crafts are a fun and affordable craft for your whole family. Your older kids will love to doodle, draw and make their own creations.

If you like to shop from home (like I do) you can order popsicle sticks online for a great price:

Jumbo Craft Sticks 300 Pieces $8.75

Woodsies Craft Sticks, 3-1/2-Inch, 750-Piece $4.99

Woodsies Assorted Color Craft Sticks 500 Pieces $10.95

Wood Craft Colored Stick, 4-1/2-Inch, 120-Pack $4.49

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