Craft sticks – otherwise known as popsicle sticks – are an inexpensive, yet incredibly versatile material that can be used to make a huge variety of craft projects. We have rounded up these fun popsicle stick crafts that we think you are going to love.
There is something here for all ages – kids, teens, and adults alike will find some amazing craft stick projects here to provide hours of enjoyment. Home decor, gift ideas, jewelry, games and more – you’re sure to find something to add to your “must make” craft list.
Popsicle Stick Crafts
These aren’t just the kid’s popsicle crafts you remember from your childhood. We’ve found a wide variety of craft projects and can’t wait to share our favorites with you. Let’s get started!
Make a shelf out of popsicle sticks? What a fun idea! Who would have thought?
These bird feeders use a combination of regular craft sticks and then a jumbo one (like a tongue depressor) for the perch. Easy and inexpensive to make, this is a great way for camps or Scout groups.
Super cute decor item made from craft sticks! You could use these as window hangers, add a magnet on the back, or punch a hole in it and hang some up (maybe with some suns too?) as a mobile.
Grab those popsicle sticks, make some boats, and set them afloat in the backyard kiddy pool. You could even have a race with them!
We love these fruit fans! Made from popsicle sticks and paper, they’re simply adorable.
We have seen several really cute options for picture frames made from popsicle sticks. Colored sticks, buttons for embellishment, and a simple clip glued on making this easy to make and really inexpensive.
Another version of the popsicle stick bird feeders, the addition of a roof makes this a little more advanced to make but still achievable for kids!
Save this idea for Halloween. It’s a fun and easy haunted house craft that will look perfect among the other holiday displays.
Recreate the wooden crate look in miniature form using craft sticks! Pretty farmhouse decor.
Ahhh, we can’t even with how cute these little chairs are. Make them simply as an adorable decor item or let the kids use it with their favorite fashion dolls.
Part craft, part science, this craft stick catapult is fun to make and even more fun to use. Who can send their pompoms the furthest?
Such a simple way to make a summertime banner, this would be a great craft to make for a party.
This one is a great gift idea! Make the planter, add a succulent, and you’re all set.
You’re going to want to save the next idea for Christmas time. Fill your windows with these beautiful popsicle stick snowflakes.
Patriotic and really cute, make these popsicle stick stars as a perfect decor item for summer.
Another great gift idea! Make a set of coasters for someone special.
Another take on the planter/vase, we love the ombre look of these. So trendy!
Along with the ombre vases above, these popsicle stick arrows make great boho decor items for your room. We bet most people won’t even be able to tell what they were made from.
Here’s another craft stick photo frame idea. You can embellish them with Washi tape, ribbon, or colorful patterned paper. These would make great grandparent gifts.
A great gift for a bookworm, these popsicle stick bookmarks are not only cute, but they’re practical too. They clip on so they’re sure to hold your spot!
We can see so many great variations for this wreath idea. Stain them to elevate the design to a new level.
Have fun making and playing these adorable popsicle stick harmonicas!
We know the little ones are going to love make their own craft stick airplanes!
Another boat idea – this one has a paddle that you can wind up with the elastic bands. So much fun!
Make a marble run and then see how quickly you can successfully make your way through it.
This is another great gift idea! Add a few tea towels and pot holders and it makes a fantastic housewarming gift.
Would you have ever thought you could bend popsicle sticks into these beautiful bracelets? We have got to try this!
Make some photo puzzles, stick them on the fridge, and watch the kids have fun reassembling and mixing/matching them!
This is such a clever phone holder and every time you look at it, you’ll be transported to the beach.
Take the trivet idea and transform it into this super cute clock!
Make your own unique deck of playing cards from, you guessed it, popsicle sticks!
Can’t you just picture these, placed around the backyard as you enjoy a summer evening by candlelight? Heavenly!
Let the kids make their own special treasure boxes! They can spend the summer on the lookout for tiny little treasures to add to it.
Inspired by dreamcatchers, these pretty wall hangings would look great in a window too. What about using a heavier twine or wire to create the web-like center and hang earrings on them?
Brighten up the yard with these beautiful beaded wind chimes!
Don’t you just love these fun ideas for popsicle stick crafts? Save up yours or grab a package of them from the local dollar or craft store and make some adorable, but inexpensive craft projects all summer long.