Ten Fun Craft Ideas using Popsicle Craft Sticks

Ten Fun Craft Ideas using Popsicle Craft Sticks

If you are looking for creative popsicle sticks crafts, you’ve come to the right place. Below are ten craft ideas of what you can do with this very versatile craft supply.

1. Mini Easels made with Popsicle Sticks

Mini Easel Tutorial Video

There’s a reason why the internet is full of popsicle stick craft ideas. They are plentiful, cheap as can be, and easy to assemble (when using the right tools). One idea that makes the most of them, in the most adorable way, is a mini easel for little works of art. Teachers who have limited funding for extra craft supplies need only get a box craft sticks, craft glue, and a sturdy pair of scissors to make the most amazing miniature art show you can imagine. The examples above shares mini canvases that are hand painted with tiny little brushes. If you want to know exactly how to make the above, checkout the video below and then go to “Make an Easel from Popsicle Sticks” post with step by step photos. The above version has a middle support stick, and is a little taller than the easel shown below.

Simple Mini Easel PDF Tutorial

2. Crates with Jumbo Sticks

An Easy Popsicle Stick Craft tutorial make a crate.
Finished Popsicle Stick Crates
Crate Video.jpg — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips
Check out my easy Crate Video Tutorial

Back in my classroom days, I used to hold after school classes that were craft-themed too. A favorite source for making things, were popsicle sticks.

Regular sized, jumbo, mini … I loved them all for their eco-friendly wooden look and ease in connecting with just some good old craft glue.

It led to some happy summer experimenting to see if I couldn’t come up with more ideas that would help people of all ages enjoy the fun of crafting with these inexpensive little wooden things.

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This box was one result, and now it has its own video so you can see in about 2 minutes exactly how to make one. I promise you that the hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry before you try putting things inside. There are just too many possibilities!

Popsicle Stick Crate PDF Tutorial

Miniature crate make with popsicle craft sticks



  1. Cut sticks as shown in tutorial.
  2. Glue with craft glue, which will dry so much faster and stronger than regular glue.
  3. Let dry and fill with any number of things, including candy, baked goods, flowers, cactus.

3. Mini Ladders with Colored Jumbo Sticks

Miniature stools make with craft sticks
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4. Picnic Benches with Mini Craft Sticks

Popsicle Stick Bench — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips

5. Tables with Craft Sticks

Popsicle Table — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips

6. Making a Loom with Craft Sticks

easy weaving projects

7. Recycled Pencil Stars with Popsicle Sticks

easy christmas crafts to make


  • 10 used pencils (Ticonderoga brand will get you the pretty yellow color)
  • Craft Sticks*
  • Craft Glue*
  • String (optional)
  • *Amazon affiliate links


  • Glue 10 sticks together to make a star shape. Let dry until the shape is firm. If you can pick it up and all the joints stay in place, it is good to go.
  • Sharpen the 10 pencils a bit so they are all the same length as one of the sticks.
  • Glue pencils on the sticks with the eraser ends touching each other. Let the star dry again for several hours.
  • Tie a string to hang your star someplace special!

8. Christmas Ornaments with Jumbo Craft Sticks

8. Giant Snowflake from Craft Sticks

Snowflake craft Popsicle stick — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips
Sticks are glued to a cardboard circle, then spray painted white

9. John Deere Tractor made with Craft Sticks

Popsicle stick Tractor diagram — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips

10. Popsicle Stick Flag

Popsicle stick Flag — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips
Dyed red craft sticks, craft glue poles and a star paper punch make these easy for all ages.

Another Popsicle Stick Box Idea

Popsicle box — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips
A project that never got its own post, but it was fun to make!

Originally published in artprojectsforkids.org