Mini Craft Stick Picnic Table
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I’ve found a way to make a picnic table with mini craft sticks. Maybe the base for a miniature food project? MATERIALS • Mini Craft Sticks, 17 per table • Craft glue … Read More

Mini Canvas Art
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I brought back one of my favorites, mini canvas art, for an after school class today. Mini canvases, brush Sharpies and homemade craft stick easels. My lesson was about making art with … Read More

President’s Day Popsicle Stick Log Cabin
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Mini craft sticks are just the right size to make a cute little popsicle stick log cabins. MATERIALS • Mini Craft Sticks, 14 per house • Utility scissors • Craft glue DIRECTIONS … Read More

Nevelson Found Sculpture
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This Nevelson found sculpture was inspired by her creation of wood assemblages. Louise was a passionate artist who worked hard to get recognition in the mostly male art world, and wished to … Read More

Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflake
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‘Tis the season for holiday decorations, so this Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflake is my solution for some inexpensive flakes that have a lot more impact than paper ones, and will last for … Read More

Craft Stick Snowflake
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I came up with this Craft Stick Snowflake to help students make a special gift for their parents that is inexpensive, non-denominational, and pretty quick to make. My sample measures about 10″ … Read More

Quilling Snowflakes with Bread Ties
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Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, and gluing strips of paper together to create decorative designs. If you use bread ties instead, the curl stays and thus easier to glue … Read More

Recycled Pencil Star
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This recycled pencil star idea came about from seeing lots of half-used pencils in my room. I have boxes of them that are a bit too awkward to hold, but seem too … Read More

Make a Tractor from Popsicle Sticks
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Thanks to Glued to my Crafts for this great idea of how to make a tractor from popsicle sticks. I just tried to making it all out of wood, and thanks to … Read More

Craft Stick Crate Tutorial
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As promised from a few days ago, my Craft Stick Crate tutorial. I can imagine these as a fun gift for parents, or maybe even a way to start a house. All … Read More

Craft Stick Crate
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I’m still playing with a stash of craft sticks from Pacon, and tried to make a copy of this little craft stick crate that I found at Michael’s. I plan to make … Read More

Mini Match Stick Easels
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I made these mini match stick easels with little craft sticks that Pacon recently let me take for a spin. It took some careful glue work, but it worked! The flat sides … Read More

Craft Stick Loom Project
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I tried this craft stick loom project out last year and really liked it as an intro to weaving. The rubber bands did not tear if you pulled on them too hard, … Read More

Popsicle Stick Canoe
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I found this wonderfully simple project at Crafty Sticks, just in time to finish off my afterschool Popsicle Stick class. This canoe is a similar to making a simple box, just in … Read More

Weaving Loom Board
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I tried this craft stick loom project out last year and really liked it as an intro to weaving. The rubber bands did not tear if you pulled on them too hard, … Read More

Craft Stick Easel Tutorial
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Make your own craft stick easel, no need to buy the expensive pre-made ones. I’ve been making these for so long for my mini canvas classes that I thought I’d share an … Read More

Craft Stick Flag
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Given that folk art is created by untrained artists, everyday items (even craft sticks!) may be used for its creation. MATERIALS • Craft sticks, 10 per student • Liquid water color, red • … Read More

Popsicle LOVE
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Here is the first step to making my Popsicle Love Letters project. My afterschool class will be painting theirs with lots of acrylic paint next week. The good part is that the … Read More

Jumbo Craft Stick Snowflake
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‘Tis the season for holiday decorations, so this Jumbo Craft Stick Snowflake is my solution for some inexpensive flakes that have a lot more impact than paper ones, and will last for … Read More

Old Pencil Star
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This old pencil star idea came about from seeing lots of half-used pencils in my room. I have boxes of them that are a bit too awkward to hold, but seem too … Read More

Cube Stick Drawing
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Turning a square into a cube is fundamental in learning how to draw with dimension. But for some reason, I often see students first draw the angled lines different lengths, which makes … Read More

Folk Art Flags
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Given that folk art is created by untrained artists, everyday items (even craft sticks!) may be used for its creation. MATERIALS • Craft sticks, 10 per student • Liquid water color, red • … Read More

Father’s Day Pencil Holder
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Popsicle stick crafts have a natural warm wooden, eco-friendly look, perfect for Father’s Day. MATERIALS • Popsicle sticks or craft sticks, approx. 25 • Rulers • Chipboard • Masking tape • Scrap … Read More

Popsicle Stick Mini Easel
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Make your own popsicle stick mini easel, no need to buy the expensive pre-made ones. I’ve been making these for years for my mini canvas classes so I thought I’d share an … Read More

Folk Art LOVE Letters
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Folk artists are self-trained, and don’t often have the polish that years of schooling can deliver. Maybe that’s why I love children’s art so much, I think the smudges and spots are … Read More

Quilling Snowflakes
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Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, and gluing strips of paper together to create decorative designs. If you use bread ties instead, the curl stays and is easier to glue … Read More

Popsicle Stick Glitter Star
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This is a basic craft stick project, but making it super glittery makes it look really special. 1. I made a careful diagram on the board showing the four steps it took … Read More

Popsicle Stick Snowflake
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I came up with this Popsicle Stick Snowflake to help students make a special gift for their parents that is inexpensive, non-denominational, and pretty quick to make. My sample measures about 10″ … Read More

Make a Popsicle Table
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I first must give credit for this project to a site called DIY Family. It simply has the most amazing creations. Some are out of my league, but his table and chairs … Read More

Cardboard Treehouse
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I’ve been experimenting with more dimensional afterschool classes this school year, and am happy to report that my kids seem to love it. On Friday they made these treehouses, and got so … Read More

Mini Craft Stick Picnic Table
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My love affair with popsicle sticks continues. This time I’ve found a way to use the mini sticks to make a picnic table. The best news? No cutting! Just stock up on … Read More

Pasta Skeleton
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Creating skeletons from pasta is a fun way to mix art with science.   MATERIALS Craft sticks, 24 per student Glue (Craft glue is recommended) Pasta: Macaroni, spaghetti, shells and twists   … Read More

Popsicle Painted House
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This project worked great for me today. Young kinders usually have trouble drawing large shapes, so gluing sticks down first gave them “lines” to follow. I also loved that I could one … Read More

Another Popsicle Stick House
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Mini craft sticks are just the right size to make a cute little popsicle stick house. MATERIALS • Mini Craft Sticks, 14 per house • Utility scissors • Craft glue DIRECTIONS 1. … Read More

Louise Nevelson Found Sculpture
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This Louise Nevelson found sculpture was inspired by her creation of wood assemblages. Louise was a passionate artist who worked hard to get recognition in the mostly male art world, and wished … Read More

Popsicle LOVE Letters
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Folk artists are self-trained, and don’t often have the polish that years of schooling can deliver. Maybe that’s why I love children’s art so much, I think the smudges and spots are … Read More

Popsicle Stick Cabins
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These new little popsicle sticks (they’re 2 1/2″ long) that I found at Michael’s remind me of my parent’s log cabin in Tennessee. Here’s one way to make little houses that could … Read More

Clothespin Horse
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This wooden horse is made from clothespins and jumbo craft sticks, and makes a good balancing project too. MATERIALS • Craft sticks, jumbo • Clip clothes pins • Utility scissors • Craft … Read More

Quilling Snowflakes
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Quilling is an art form that involves rolling, and gluing strips of paper together to create decorative designs. If you use bread ties instead, the curl stays and is easier to glue … Read More

Louise Nevelson Found Sculpture Project
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This Louise Nevelson found sculpture project was inspired by her creation of wood assemblages. Louise was a passionate artist who worked hard to get recognition in the mostly male art world, and … Read More

Art Projects for Kids