30+ Things to Do With Craft Sticks
Craft sticks are a great addition to your tool kit for kids activities. Explore the fun options in this exciting roundup to see what you can do with wooden sticks.
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Is there a simple tool for kids that can stir, stack, flip and twirl?
Yes there is!
And this is the place to discover all the ways to use this everyday item for maximum fun and learning with kids.
Have fun creating with this versatile tool!
Craft stick activities
If you love eating popsicles, enjoy this cool treat, then save the sticks for kids' activities!
Recyclables make up the bulk of the supplies I use in activities I create for kids.
One of the easiest materials to recycle is wooden sticks, the ones that can be saved from popsicles and ice cream treats.
They're easy to store, very durable, and user friendly. They can be painted, stacked, cut in half, bent, and used wet or dry.
You can also purchase craft sticks in a craft store or dollar store, or online. They come in a variety of colors as well as plain wood.
And don't forget jumbo sticks!
You can substitute other options such as tongue depressors, wooden spoons or even wooden dowels in many activities that call for craft sticks.
Have fun with these simple options for using wooden sticks.
Crafts Using Popsicle Sticks
Bend sticks to make a bracelet.
Build a rainbow with sticks and cotton rounds.
Make a picture frame for a favorite photo.
Place your artwork on this simple easel made with craft sticks.
Create a cute little craft stick cat!
- Here's how to make your family with craft stick puppets.
- Create paper puppets with coloring sheets.
- A variety of craft stick people is fun to make!
- You can easily make handprint people or lollipop dolls!
- Try this fun popsicle stick sponge craft or add colorful gems to a sponge fish puppet.
An apple craft made with paper cutouts and a craft stick is perfect for back-to-school.
Display a craft stick flower in a flower pot.
Use craft sticks for arms and legs in this fun cardboard box robot craft!
- Try painting coffee filters to make butterfly wings.
- These bubble prints create beautiful butterflies.
Craft Stick Science Activities
Make free-standing craft stick trees in this engineering challenge.
Combine fine motor and math play with a popsicle stick push activity.
Build a craft stick bridge for toy cars.
Print these shape mats for a craft stick math activity.
Experiment with craft sticks to make a hexagon, pentagon and more!
- This catapult uses elastics and plain sticks.
- This catapult uses colorful craft sticks.
- This catapult is one of the activities in the STEAM KIDS resource for parents and teachers.
Challenge kids to build 3D shapes with craft sticks and clay.
A fence made with craft sticks is perfect for a cardboard box farm.
Provide a preschool math activity with modeling clay and craft sticks.
Craft Sticks in Seasonal Activities
It's fun to make this cute Christmas tree and reindeer with craft sticks.
A fall pumpkin painting is easy to make with a craft stick painting tool.
This cute craft stick butterfly is the perfect love bug!
Try this printable Thanksgiving puzzle made with popsicle sticks.
This Halloween spider is made with craft sticks and googly eyes!
Monster puppets are a not-too-spooky Halloween craft.
Easter chicks are easy to make with craft sticks!
Enjoy the popsicle treats! Then enjoy these fun activities with your preschoolers!