Velcro Dot Craft Sticks (Popsicle Stick Projects)

I am always on the look out for simple ways to keep the kids busy while somehow encouraging and building upon creative use and learning. This popsicle stick project is just perfect.

I came across this DIY activity box on pinterest the one day and saw so much potential! Unfortunately, the lady who wrote up this cool craft did not leave the exact materials for the making them. (I like the container that holds them)

I put in a special order and ordered a bunch of craft sticks and velco dots from amazon in the hopes of finding the perfect match. Anything that didn’t work is being used for other things!

Here they are!

Popsicle stick projects with velco dots!

velcro dot sticks

Popsicle stick project materials:

Tip: You will need 2 packs of the above velcro dots to match the pack of 75 craft sticks perfectly as they are already in pairs)

Attach velcro dots to every end of the jumbo popsicle stick making sure that you use the same kind of dot on the same side and the other for the other side.

The velco dots stick very well and have not come off with a months of play already.craft supplies for a popsicle stick project

Hand them to the kids and watch them play. For my younger kids I had to show them that the tabs stuck to each other before they eagerly started making their own popsicle stick projects.

craft stick open play with velcro dots

SO many popsicle stick shapes can be made!free play with velcro dot craft sticks aka popsicle stick shapes

You can even use them to make and teach shapes or colors.make popsicle stick shapes for learning

My 4 year old made a little man.a little craft stick man - popsicle stick project

These are great for busy bags as well. Take them with for car rides or while waiting at appointments. velcro dot craft stick busy bag
    

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Velcro Dot Craft Sticks Popsicle Stick Projects

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Comments

  1. says

    This is a cute and inexpensive project. I’ve seen colored popsicle sticks at my local Dollar Tree — a huge pack for just one dollar! Unfortunately for me, I think my nine-year-old would be too easily bored with this, but I’m bookmarking it for when my youngest is old enough!

  2. Betsy says

    What a terrific idea! I love how open-ended the creativity can be with these sticks. Would you please clarify how to affix the Velcro dots on the craft sticks? I’m unclear as to whether you put the Velcro on both sides of the stick and which piece of the Velcro (sticky or non-sticky) goes where. Thank you!

    • says

      The dots I have used above are self adhesive. So it was just peel and stick. If you use plain velcro I would use a hot glue gun. The velcro is on BOTH sides of the stick. ONE side has the hooks the OTHER side has the loops. So the same type of velcro on one side the other on the other side.

  3. says

    Simple but yet effective at keeping the kids busy. Yup, I think I will order some Velcro tabs, already have the sticks. Great activity, stopping by from #thoughtfulspotweeklybloghop

  4. says

    I love this idea. So much fun and I know my grandkids would love making these. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

  5. Liesje says

    Could anyone comment on whether or not the “color” comes off the pre-dyed sticks if they get wet? (Or if toddlers put them in their mouth) Pls specify the brand if you have feedback? Much appreciated!

    • says

      I just wet the ones we used as mentioned above, a bit of color did come off. If my toddler still mouthed things like this I would use plain sticks and dye them with vinegar and food coloring, those tend to stay on the stick. I linked the sticks I used above to amazon where you can see the brand and size.

  6. says

    I have 2 great-nephews that are under the age of 4 and they would love this! I’m going to make some up for their next visit. Easy and affordable and it will create endless hours of fun! Thank you!!!

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