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Popsicle stick crafts
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Kids have been making fun Popsicle stick crafts since the birth of, well, Popsicles. Limitless amounts of imagination from all across the world have contributed to some pretty ingenious craft ideas. In this article, we will address two of these ideas and describe to you how to make a couple Popsicle stick crafts of your own!
First, let it be known that in order to acquire enough sticks to make something of any real measure, there is no need to personally ingest hundreds of frozen confections. That's because you can find hundreds, and even thousands of these sticks in your local craft store or online, packaged and labeled "craft sticks." This undoubtedly makes them a whole lot easier to come by, not to mention better for your teeth!
Common accompaniments to go along with your sticks when making Popsicle stick crafts will include glue, markers, glitter, googly eyes, pipe cleaner, tape, buttons, stickers, and more. Of course, each individual craft will call for different items, as well as different quantities of sticks. You can get as simple or as elaborate as you want, depending upon what you and/or your kid(s) are up for.
So without any further delay, let's make some Popsicle stick crafts!
Craft #1 - Picture Frame:
This is as simple as it gets. Simply take a prized photo and glue popsicle sticks around the edges, being sure to cut the sticks to the appropriate sizes. You can stagger and stack the sticks in any way you'd like. You can find videos of this online, and they can help you immensely.
You can frame old cards, family photos, or any other picture you know the recipient would love. Once the glue has dried, you can carefully color, paint, and/or decorate your frame with glitter, buttons, stickers, etc. These Popsicle stick crafts couldn't be any easier, and they are recommended for young children such as toddlers... with adult supervision, of course!
Craft #2 - Popsicle Stick House:
This one is a bit trickier to explain in words, but I'll do my best. For each wall, use 8 large sticks set side-by-side. On each one, glue two sticks (one at the top, one at the bottom) across the 8. In all, this will be 40 sticks.
You will then want to draw a doorway with a pencil and cut it out using sharp scissors or an exacto knife. Obviously, this task will be performed by an adult.
To connect the walls, use a one-inch thick strip of construction paper which is as almost as long as the sticks. Fold that strip in half length-wise, so that it creates a joint. Glue each outer edge of this folded paper to the edges of the stick walls to join them together. Repeat this process three times, until all four walls are connected and standing.