Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts

popsicle-stick3Christmas crafts are really just the greatest, aren’t they? My mom still decorates the tree every year with popsicle stick and paper plate crafts my sister made when we were younger.  Hopefully these fun crafts can become a staple ornament on your tree too!

popsicle-stickFor the Rudolph, simply paint 9 popsicle sticks brown. For some added sparkle, we sprinkled on brown glitter to his antler sticks. Once the sticks were glued together, we added plastic eyes, a pipe cleaner nose and his mouth cut out of black construction paper.

 

popsicle-stick1For the snowman, start by painting 9 popsicle sticks white. The nose, hat and mouth are all from construction paper. We used a hole punch to make the circles for his mouth. Twist together a few colorful pipe cleaners to make the scarf for his hat!

 

popsicle-stick2To make santa, glue together 9 popsicle sticks, add his hat and mouth from construction paper. For his beard, we unrolled cotton balls and glued them right on! Add eyes and a tassel for his hat and Saint Nick is complete!

 

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These Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees could easily be made into tree ornaments too!

15 Fun Fall Crafts- FOR KIDS!

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The pumpkin spice latte has been released meaning it’s officially Fall! Here are some of my favorite crafts to inspire creativity in you kiddos this Fall while mama sits back and enjoys her Venti PSL 🙂

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What a great way to encourage your kids to spend some time outside watching the birds feed on their homemade pine-cone feeders!  Fine the how-to at Freebie Finding Mom.

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I love crafts that show kids you can take an everyday used product and turn it into something completely different with a little imagination! Paper Plate Owl created by Huppie Mama.

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This could inspire some frame worthy artwork! Q-Tip trees brought to you by La Classe Del La Maestra Valentina.

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If you follow my blog, you know I LOVE a good popsicle stick craft. See it here.

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This is a great craft with an added education bonus! LOVE! Via I heart crafty things.

 

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What a great way to teach your kiddos fine motor skills! Brought to you by Ashley at Simply Designing

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Get the kiddos involved in the Holiday decor! See the details at eHow.

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Remember how I said I love popsicle crafts! Here’s another great one! Brought to you by yours truly.

autumn-mobile

Again- more decor! This one could be for inside or outside!  Brought to you by Red Ted Art.

handprint-acorn-craft1Anything involving tiny little hand prints is a winner! Via Crafty Morning.

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Snack time and craft time in one! Way to teach your kids to muti-task! Via Crafty Morning. (can you tell i LOVE her blog??)

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Because hedgehogs are the cutest! Crafty morning

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Tiny handprints AND educational? Right up my alley. Via Education.

 

 

Kids Thanksgiving Day Crafts

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This is the perfect Thanksgiving day craft to entertain the kiddos while the real turkey is cooking!

What you will need for the Popsicle Stick Turkey:

  • 3 Popsicle Sticks or a toilet paper roll
  • Glue
  • Construction paper
  • Black Marker
  • Hole Punch (optional- we use it to make the eyes!)

Start by painting or coloring your 3 popsicle sticks or toilet paper roll brown. For the popsicle stick turkeys,, glue into triangle shape and add the turkeys head by cutting out a brown circle from construction paper.

 

Flip over and add your wings and feet. No two turkeys or sets of wings are the same so make sure to make yours unique! Add different shapes and colors to your birds feathers! We used a black marker to add the feather details.

Then add eyes, beak, and toes! Fun tip- instead of buying the plastic eyes, simply use a hand hole punch  to cut two perfect circles out of white paper and use a black marker! So fun and so simple! Be sure to also check out the other popsicle stick fall crafts! Happy Crafting!

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Fall Popsicle Stick Craft

 

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These little guys turned out WAY cuter than I was expecting! And what a fun way to spend some time with your favorite little one(s) this Fall! This craft is simple and quick and the best part is kids can really make it their own with all sorts of variations! There’s really no right and wrong way to add the features onto these Fall friends. Make sure you have sturdy glue to keep you popsicle sticks together. Elmers has always taken too long to dry. We have been using this for some time now instead. It’s quick dry and has a little more tack to it.

Start by gluing 8-10 popsicle sticks together, depended on the thickness of stick you have. Remove any extra globs of paint while still dry. Once dry, paint over with your desired color. While this is drying, start cutting out your eyes, noses, hats and hair! For the hair seen here, we simply cut small strips like shown below and crinkled it up.

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Glue on all your features and that’s all!  Hope you enjoy!

More kids crafts from LBL

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