Archive for the ‘Popsicle stick crafts’ Category

Star of David Hanukkah Picture Frame

Monday, November 19th, 2007

These stars make a nice gift, and also would be beautiful as a group project, with each child’s picture displayed.
Craft stick Star of David frame
What You Need: 6 craft sticks, blue tempera or acrylic paint, glue, silver glitter (or glitter glue pen), magnet, photo.
How You Make It: Paint craft sticks blue and let dry. Arrange 3 sticks in a triangle shape and glue together where they join. Repeat this with the other 3 craft sticks. Place 1 triangle on top of the other, rotated to form Star of David shape, and glue together. Once dry, use glue to “draw” along the star. Sprinkle with silver glitter. Once dry, use star as template to trim a photo to fit in the center of the star and glue or tape it behind the star. You can glue a magnet to the back, or hang the star.

Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl craft

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

What You Need: 5 Popsicle sticks, blue craft foam, tan cardstock or construction paper, scissors, foam fish and other sea creatures, googly eyes and glue.
Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl

How You Make It: Cut wave-like notches along top edge of blue craft foam. Arrange 5 Popsicle (craft) sticks as shown so that they overlap one another in a fishbowl shape and glue the sticks together at their ends. (Make sure the Popsicle stick “frame” is smaller than the foam piece.) Trim blue foam piece so it’s slightly smaller than the craft stick frame. Cut tan cardstock about 1 inch high in a curvy shape for “sand” and glue to bottom of blue foam. Then glue the frame over the foam. Fill with foam fish, starfish, sea horses, whales and so on. Add googly eyes and you’re done!

Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl craft

Recommended storybook: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.

Craft stick picture frame for Father’s Day

Monday, June 4th, 2007

What You Need: 4″ x 6″ photo, glue that works on wood, glitter glue, multicolored sequins, 5 “jumbo” size craft sticks, magnetic strip, scissors.
Supplies for craft stick picture frame
How You Make It: Arrange craft sticks so that two are parallel and one crosses them about 3/4″ from the bottom. Secure with glue. Arrange last two sticks so they meet in a “point” at the top. Make sure your picture will fit behind house shape and glue at top and sides. Glue sequins to craft sticks and write name using glitter glue.
Craft stick picture frame for Father’s Day
Suggested storybook: Daddies Are for Catching Fireflies by Harriet Ziefert