Teach your little ones to count with Popsicle Stick Puzzles a fun arts and crafts for kids.
With this puzzle you get to paint it and play with it! My kids have been having trouble learning their numbers, I wanted to make it a simple thing to learn, so to encourage them I made it even more fun with a Popsicle stick craft!
To make this fun arts and crafts Popsicle stick puzzle you will need.
- Popsicle sticks
- Sticky tape such as painters masking tape or as I used electrical wire sealing tape. (My masking tape had vanished! That’s kids for you!)
- Some water paints
I used 10 popsicle sticks, lined them up and taped them together with the tape on either ends to create a stable surface to paint on. I made 3 sets like this, one for each of the boys to paint on and a 3rd to try myself 🙂
I let the boys have fun and paint whatever they wanted, then got some black paint and added the numbers to the sticks when they were done. I had to help my one preschooler with his apple tree puzzle. He loves apples.
Once the popsicle stick crafts numbers were painted on and the puzzle had dried I turned it over to make different color bands on the back so we could tell which puzzle set belonged to which.
The tape was then removed and we had a puzzle to play with! My 4 year old preschooler enjoyed counting his sticks and my 3 year old was more than happy to collect all the popsicle sticks that had the same patterns.
There are so many popsicle stick crafts to have fun with!
I hope you enjoyed our popsicle stick crafts, we would love to hear what kind of pictures you think your little one would paint?