Learning, Playing & Crafts for Kids Using Popsicle Sticks

One of the most basic craft supplies, popsicle sticks, can inspire a so much creativity and learning! Here are over 30 learning, playing, and crafts for kids using wooden craft sticks! (This post contains affiliate links. Thank you so much for your support!) This article was originally posted on June 17th, 2013.

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Over 30 Ways to Play, Learn, and Create with Popsicle Sticks~ Buggy and Buddy We love making things with popsicle sticks! They’re super inexpensive and lend themselves to endless possibilities! And I love how there’s so many different shapes and sizes: regular craft sticks, jumbo craft sticks, craft sticks that are already colored, and even wavy craft sticks!   Here’s a few of our favorite crafts and learning activities using popsicle sticks!

Crafts Using Popsicle Sticks



Butterflies from Plain Vanilla Mom

popsicle stick frame

Frames with Popsicle Sticks and Puzzle Pieces


Fourth of July Flag Craft from Our Crafts~N~Things



Craft Stick Bracelet with Custom Gift Box from Seven Thirty Three



Kids Treasure Box Made with Popsicle Sticks from Powerful Mothering


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Craft Sticks Bookmark Gift from Red Ted Art

christmas ornament using puzzle pieces

Homemade Christmas Ornament from Buggy and Buddy



Frames with Popsicle Sticks and Puzzle Pieces from Mama Miss



CD Plant Protectors from The Fairy and the Frog

Father's Day Frame

Homemade Father’s Day Gift from Fun-A-Day!

Angelfish from Popsicle Sticks

Angelfish Popsicle Stick Craft from Meaningful Mama


Craft Stick Plane from The Pleasantest Thing

School Bus Craft

School Bus Craft from Meaningful Mama


Playing with Popsicle Sticks



Simple Small Worlds: Farm World from Fun at Home with Kids

Homemade Game: Balance the Popsicle Sticks~ Buggy and Buddy

Balancing Popsicle Stick Game from Buggy and Buddy



Quick and Easy Stick Puppets from My Nearest and Dearest

build a catapult

Build a Catapult from Kids Activities Blog


Portable Small World: Pretend Model Train Set from Play Trains!



DIY Velcro Building Sticks from Mama Papa Bubba



Stick-Tac-Toe- Craft Kits in a Bag Review from Teach Beside Me



Ice Cream Theme Sensory Box from Pink and Green Mama



Popsicle Stick Harmonica from Housing a Forest


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Frames with Popsicle Sticks and Puzzle Pieces from Red Ted Art



DIY Velcro Sticks with Free Idea Book from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Homemade weaving loom using popsicle sticks

Homemade Weaving Loom from Buggy and Buddy


Learning with Popsicle Sticks



Sight Word Popsicle Stick Puzzle from And Next Comes L

ABC Flower Garden

ABC Flower Garden from Buggy and Buddy


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Leave a “Space” Writing Sticks for Kindergarten from Pink and Green Mama



Popsicle Stick Patterns from Mess for Less


Make an Abacus from Kids Activities Blog


Counting Popsicle Stick Puzzles from Powerful Mothering



Learn Through Movement- Number Hunt from Mess for Less



Color Matching Garden from Blog Me Mom


Montessori-Inspired Greater Than Less Than Alligator Math by Living Montessori Now for Pre K + K Sharing



Popsicle Stick Push from And Next Comes L



Color Matching Xylophone Game from And Next Comes L



Popsicle Stick Puzzle + Free Printable from Mama Miss



Build-a-Bridge Challenge from Busy Kids = Happy Mom

Treats Using Popsicle Sticks



Popsicle Ice Pops (with Candy Surprise!) from Kids Activities Blog


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Traffic Lights & Car Cookies from Red Ted Art


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  1. WOW!! What an awesome roundup of popsicle stick ideas! I know we always have a bunch in our craft closet, so I know we’ll be trying out some of these ideas soon. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. :)

  2. Wow..never seen so many idea’s on using popsicle sticks. Will definetly be trying some of these popsicle crafts out!

  3. Awesome ideas here! Thanks for including our quick and easy stick puppets.

  4. Such a great list! Thank you for including some of our posts.

  5. Awesome round-up!! Thanks for including my post. Pinning this!

  6. Popping by again to say thanks for linking up with Stress-Free Sunday! Hope you’re able to share again this week. :) Already pinned this awesome collection!!

  7. What a fabulous round-up, Chelsea! Thanks for featuring our velcro building sticks! :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful ideals…. Can’t wait to try these with my grandkids!!!!

  9. Great round up! I have one more to add!!

    Dolly sticks. We used them as Valentine’s this year.


  10. This is such a super round-up, Chelsey! So many great crafts and activities. Gotta love the versatile popsicle stick! Pinning!

  11. What a great roundup, Chelsey! Thanks so much for including my Montessori-inspired greater than less than alligator post at PreK + K Sharing! I’m sharing your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest. :)


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