Mini Craft Stick Picnic Table

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 DIRECTIONS Glue two sticks in an X, attached to a another as shown in the first diagram. Add glue to the other side Place another stick on the glue Repeat steps to make another leg. Line up 7 sticks and glue two … Read More

Mini Canvas Art

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 letters, so they just drew their first initial in block form and decorated it with lots of patterns. A nice, simple way to make a work of art without worrying that their drawing had to look a certain way. Also a possible … Read More

President’s Day Popsicle Stick Log Cabin

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 1. These little popsicle sticks I found at JoAnn Fabric’s, and are about 2 1/2″ long. I started by lining up six sticks, and cut the ends off of two more so they could be glued to the back without showing as … Read More

Nevelson Found Sculpture

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 be seen as more than just a ‘woman artist’. She died in New York in 1988, but is now considered one of America’s most innovative sculptors. MATERIALS • Craft sticks, 12 per student • Craft glue, such as Aleene’s • Found objects, … Read More

Giant Popsicle Stick Snowflake

‘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 seasons to come. MATERIALS • Jumbo Craft sticks, 6 per snowflake • Craft sticks, 12 per snowflake • Mini craft sticks, 6 per snowflake • Wooden diecut circles • Craft glue • Acrylic paint white DIRECTIONS 1. Cut circles out of cardboard … Read More

Craft Stick Snowflake

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″ across, and is made from sticks that you can buy at Michaels or JoAnns. Even if you pay retail (without any coupons) the cost is about 35¢ per student for just the sticks. Not bad. MATERIALS • Mini Craft Sticks, 12 • … Read More

Quilling Snowflakes with Bread Ties

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 too. MATERIALS • Craft sticks, regular size • Craft glue • Bread ties, white • Pencil • Magnetic strips (optional) DIRECTIONS 1. Students make a craft stick board by gluing 11 sticks across two back sticks. Let sticks dry while the curls … Read More

Recycled Pencil Star

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 long to throw away. I first tried gluing them together to make a star on their own, but found they need a stable base. Craft sticks work perfectly and blend in with the look as well. One day I’m going to make … Read More

Make a Tractor from Popsicle Sticks

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 the dozens of wood craft supplies in the stores these days, it’s pretty easy. MATERIALS • Craft Sticks • Wood Rectangles • Jumbo Wood Shapes (large wheel) • Woodsie Circles (small wheel) • Sharpie Markers (I like the brush green, black and … Read More

Craft Stick Crate Tutorial

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 kinds of possibilities. My sticks came from Pacon, which sells a variety of Creativity Craft Sticks at United Art & Education. • View and download Craft Stick Crate Tutorial SUPPLIES • Craft sticks, jumbo and mini • Utility scissors • Craft glue … Read More

Craft Stick Crate

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 a tutorial soon, but crafty folks out there may be able to see the basic construction from the photo. MATERIALS • Jumbo craft sticks, 12 • Mini craft sticks, 8 • Scissors • Aleene’s Quick Dry Craft glue DIRECTIONS 1. Cut the … Read More

Mini Match Stick Easels

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 really help make the glue hold. I’ve got no plans to do it as a class project as I think it’s rather advanced gluing for elementary kids, but I might save it for gifts or something. Love the built in color and … Read More

Craft Stick Loom Project

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, and they kept the strips of paper from falling out. Here’s a tutorial for those that would like some printed instructions. • View and download Craft Stick Loom Tutorial MATERIALS • Craft sticks, 5″ long size • Craft glue • Rubber bands, … Read More

Popsicle Stick Canoe

I found this wonderful canoe popsicle stick project at Crafty Sticks, just in time to finish off my after school craft class.   MATERIALS Craft sticks Craft sticks, jumbo size Utility scissors Craft glue   DIRECTIONS Make a diamond shape with smaller craft sticks. Add two layers to build up the diamond. Cut a jumbo stick at an angle to make two seats, glue in place. Add more layers to build up the canoe. Glue … Read More

Weaving Loom Board

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, and they kept the strips of paper from falling out. Here’s a tutorial for those that would like some printed instructions. • View and download Craft Stick Loom Tutorial MATERIALS • Craft sticks, 5″ long size • Craft glue • Rubber bands, … Read More

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