Schools out for summer! Although summer maybe your child’s favorite time of year, helping your kiddos combat those crushing waves of boredom, while wracking your brain for fun activities to keep them entertained during the sizzling summer heat, can be challenging! If your littles are art seekers, they’ll absolutely love keeping their hands busy creating some fun and memorable popsicle stick crafts. We’ve rounded up the best popsicle stick crafts to make with your kids this summer!
1. Popsicle Stick Shark Craft
You know the song! If your baby shark loving tot even glimpses at this adorable looking popsicle stick shark craft, we both know what’s about to go down! Pinkfong proudly blaring from the TV for the next three hours.
This fantastic popsicle stick craft is worth every second of baby shark, doo, doo. We promise! So, grab those popsicle sticks, and let’s go craft, doo, doo, doo, doo!
2. Magic Wand Reading Pointers
Have your children add a little more magic to their list of summer reading when they create a magic wand reading pointer. Grab your magical wands (popsicle sticks) and bedazzle them with jewels, glitter, and paint. Finally, add an enchanting star to the top. The point of the star will assist in tracking words while your littles read their favorite books.
If you have a child that isn’t reading just yet, no worries! The magic wand is perfect for emergent readers. You can still use the wand to track words as you read together, to support directional movement and voice-print match! Not to mention, the magic wand is also perfect for imaginary play!
3. Patriotic Popsicle Stick American Flag Craft
With the fourth of July just around the corner, there is no better time than now to have your children participate in creating patriotic crafts to celebrate the upcoming holiday of our country’s freedom and those who have fought for our freedoms. The patriotic popsicle stick American flag craft is the perfect fourth of July project for any child! Your children will proudly wave their flags of red, white, and blue at your next family barbecue.
4. Felt Pretend Play Popsicles
Not interested in purchasing bundles of expensive toy food for a couple of those icy summer-themed treats? Us either! Have your kids transform their used popsicle sticks into whimsical felt pretend play popsicles. The best part about these pretend popsicles, your children can create their own delicious designs; they’re inexpensive and, most importantly, a whole-lotta fun! Kids can choose to put any popsicles on the menu in their make-believe ice cream shop from fudgesicles to orange creamsicles, with these icy popsicle stick pretend treats.
5. Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder
With the seasonal sunshine, we love to spend more time outdoors! Not only are we enjoying the summer flowers, but we’re also visiting with our feathered friends. Children will love offering birds a special place to munch on some much needed birdseed. This popsicle stick bird feeder is ridiculously adorable, and not to mention an inexpensive way to attract more beautiful birds to your yard. Encourage your child to decorate his or her bird feeder however they wish! The possibilities are endless.
After your children make a homemade bird feeder, they’ll want to protect it from pesky squirrels. Check out different ways you can protect your bird feeder from squirrels, this summer!
6. Popsicle Stick Flower Pot
Enlist your kiddos in gardening the best flowers in your summer garden this June, by having them practice their gardening skills by creating their very own colorful popsicle stick flower pot. Put your recycled cans and popsicle sticks to good use with this playful summer craft. Popsicle stick flower pots also make for an inexpensive memorable gift for loved ones during the summer season.
7. Rainbow Popsicle Stick Boat Craft
Add a boatload of fun to your water table games and back yard inflatable pools this summer with these charming rainbow popsicle stick boats! These sweet little boats can be whipped up in a snap, for a quiet morning of summer fun, and be ready to join the kids for their afternoon swim!
8. Popsicle Stick Bracelets
Both little kids and teens alike will think popsicle stick bracelets are cool! Amazingly jumbo popsicle sticks can be transformed into stylish cuff bracelets. All you need to do is soak your popsicle sticks in hot water until the wood softens and becomes pliable. Bend the popsicle stick to form its desired shape and leave it to set overnight.
Encourage your children to get creative with their bracelets. If your child would rather have a smartwatch, then a bedazzled bracelet, have them do that by adding a pretend watch face.
9. Popsicle Stick Tent
Get your kids ramped up for the annual summertime camping trip this year by having them put together this adorable popsicle stick tent. This camping-themed popsicle stick craft is perfect for all ages! A great way to get ready for exciting summery getaways, and to stop summer boredom in its tracks! For even more fun, have your kids include a tasty popsicle stick smores craft, or a simmering popsicle stick camping mug a great way to make memorable summer activities.
10. Marble Run With Craft Sticks
Provide your children with hours of stimulating fun by having them build a diy marble run with popsicle sticks. Repurpose your Amazon boxes or old shoe boxes for this unique STEM activity! Build a maze or a Plink-O like-game, as seen on the “The Price is Right.” Your children will love this inexpensive, fun activity, as they can continuously change the path every time they want to shake things up.