25 Popsicle and Craft Stick Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Popsicle and craft sticks hold such fascination for my kids. There are so many ways to craft and just generally have fun with them!

Take a look at this collection of fabulous ideas and get started right away!

25 Popsicle and Craft Stick Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

25 Popsicle and Craft Stick Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Popsicle stick ideas

Make a counting puzzle! Fun because you get to paint it then play and learn with it. SCORE.

Use your color popsicle sticks in free play and let your child’s imagination flow.

Play pick up sticks with your younger toddler. Tons of fun!

craft stick ideas for kids busy bag

Make a classic treasure box with your kids in a variety of colors. You can also make a coaster for your desk with the little ones.

Add velcro to your jumbo craft sticks for hours of free play fun. (click the link for the materials used to get the right ones) A similar idea is to use magnets (see how) and take it to the metal board to make patterns.

diy toys and learning with craft sticks

A bit of clay and you too could have this super cute counting and fine motor skills hedgehog. Another of my favorite ideas is to make an abacus, how genius!

These DIY fences for small world play is a strong favorite for my kids.

color play with craft sticks

Explore color and the art of mondrian by painting a few craft sticks.

Use color popsicle sticks for a color sorting activity. Popsicle sticks make for great fine motor skills as well, take a look at these cute bunnies.

making music with Popsicle sticks

Popsicle sticks also make great stars, we used ours as star Christmas tree ornaments last year.

Create music with your craft sticks! Make a DIY harmonica or a xylophone.

using Popsicle sticks as a learning tool

Use pairs of color sticks to create sight words for learning. It is also great for pattern learning and exploration.

These bangles are just gorgeous! Who knew you could make jewelry from a craft stick.

diy toys with craft sticks and puppets

Make puppets for story time, what a fantastic idea!

I love this homemade airplane and of course we just had to build a catapult.

craft stick photo and kids fun

Get crafty and make a colorful bookmark or even a rainbow picture frame.

For the older kids (or adults with younger ones watching) you just have to try this chain reaction out!

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