Top 15 DIY Popsicle Stick Crafts For Kids

Popsicle sticks, also called craft sticks, are super popular right now for DIY crafts! These craft sticks can be tough to find now due to their high demand. We’ve shared 15 ideas for using popsicle sticks to create animals, themed crafts and educational projects. 

We have this awesome pack of 1000 craft sticks that can be used for so many fun activities for kids. We also have jumbo and colorful ones. You will also use construction paper for many of these projects, and a few other basic craft supplies! 

Popsicle Stick Smores

popsicle stick smores craft

This adorable idea is from the Glued to My Crafts blog. Create these popsicle stick smores by glueing jumbo popsicle stick together and painting them white! This is your marshmallow. Then add construction paper to look like the cracker and chocolate, and add a face to make your craft come to life.


Popsicle Stick Monsters

popsicle stick monsters craft

This monster craft from I Heart Arts N Crafts is so fun to make! You can really make each one unique with different hair or horns, teeth shape and placement, and as many eyes as you want! Use colored craft sticks, or paint your own plain popsicle sticks. 


Popsicle Stick Airplane

popsicle stick airplane craft

We love this creative idea from The Joy of Sharing to use popsicle sticks to make an airplane! This project is perfect for kids to create and then play. Dramatic play is important for a kids development. Combine creativity and education by teaching kids about planes and how they fly. You can use any craft trims you’d like to decorate your plane! View our suggestions below.


Popsicle Stick Tractor

popsicle stick tractor craft

It doesn’t get any cuter than this little tractor craft stick project from xoxoerinsmith! You will need regular craft sticks (either painted green or use the pre-colored ones) and some buttons for the wheels. We just love the country vibes!


Popsicle Stick Animals

Arctic animals

popsicle stick arctic animals craft

How cute are these arctic animals made by Messy Little Monster with popsicle sticks? Use jumbo stick and paint them based on your favorite animal! For this set, you would use white, light and dark brown, and black acrylic paint. For the ears, antlers, or wings, use construction paper or foam and cut into the desired shapes. The penguin feet are our favorite! Or maybe the pom pom for the walrus – and don’t forget the toothpick for the front teeth!


Forest Animals

popsicle stick forest animals

These forest animals from Craftionary are just as cute and can be made with the same materials as above – just add piper cleaners! Make these with regular sized craft sticks and color with acrylic paint and then glue the face shapes on to create a fox, bear, racoon, or other woodland creatures!



popsicle stick cat craft

If you have cat lovers in your group, they can create this cute design from Crafty Morning using jumbo popsicle sticks and a marker to draw the face. This is a super simple design that does not require painting or glue!


popsicle stick crafts insects

Plan a Nature Theme night and have your group create these abstract insects from In The Bag Kids Crafts as a fun craft activity! 

Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

popsicle stick frame craft

As a fun keepsake craft, your group can create these popsicle stick picture frames from Sustain My Craft Habit. They can each choose a special photo to frame, and make it their own by using different color patterns and even add craft embellishments. A perfect DIY holiday gift for the season.


Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

popsicle stick chain reaction

This is a great educational activity from My Silly Squirts! Our staff enjoyed setting this up during a STEM training and watching the chain reaction. You can combine this with a STEM lesson in the classroom or at home. 


stem chain reaction craft stick

View more STEAM activities here!

Popsicle Stick Camping

popsicle stick camping tent craft

Camp lovers will love making these craft stick tents from Artsy Craftsy Mom! Just fold a piece of patterned paper into a triangle shape, then glue the sticks to the sides. You can even create a whole scene with grass, water, and a little mini fireplace for imaginative play. 


Popsicle Stick ABC Flower Garden

popsicle stick alphabet garden craft

Learn while you craft! You can use this ABC Flower Garden popsicle stick craft from Buggy and Buddy in your classroom or at home to teach kids the alphabet and how to create words. Then set them aside to be a little garden – their skills will grow over time as they practice! 


Popsicle Stick Chairs & Tables


popsicle stick chairs craft

Who can resist these mini beach chairs? For more advanced crafters, you can use craft sticks and cut them into different sizes to make these chairs stand up and display. View the step by step tutorial from Fairy Garden DIY.


Picnic Table

popsicle stick picnic table craft

We saw these trending on social media and just had to share! This can be made without having to cut too many craft sticks. View the video tutorial from Factory Direct Craft


Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

popsicle stick bird feeder craft

TBird feeder crafts are super popular, and this one from Made With Happy is so easy to create using jumbo colorful popsicle sticks! Stack them on top of one another in order to create the depth. Don’t forget to add the perch. Then, tie string along the edges to hang, and fill with bird seed!


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