All of these popsicle stick crafts are fun and easy for kids to make at home or preschool. These simple projects will have your kids turning wooden craft sticks into Christmas ornaments, dolls, weaving tools and more!
My daycare kids LOVE making popsicle stick crafts and we especially love to use popsicle sticks for making cute ornaments and for fun weaving activities.
We’ve made everything from popsicle stick dolls to popsicle stick bookmarks and dozens of popsicle stick Christmas ornaments.
The fact that you can decorate popsicle sticks in so many ways, i.e. with paint, markers, chalk markers, fabric and yarn, is a huge bonus.
Popsicle sticks come in a variety of sizes too, which is great. We generally use regular and jumbo size for our popsicle stick crafts. They’re really affordable too.
Where to buy Popsicle Sticks
You can buy popsicle sticks in bulk for just a few dollars at most craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby or in the craft section at Walmart or the Dollar Store.
Craft sticks in unusual colours, shapes and sizes can be purchased on Amazon.
From ballerinas to ninjas to Santa and his helpers, you’ll never run out of quick and easy craft ideas for the kids once you’ve seen this collection.
Click on the links or the photos to get the instructions and supply list for each craft.
16+ Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts for Kids
Popsicle Stick Sheet Music Ornament
I adore this little Musical Craft Stick Christmas Tree.
Wouldn’t it be a great ornament for a child to make for a music teacher or a music-loving friend or relative?
Popsicle Stick Gingerbread Man Ornaments
These popsicle stick gingerbread are absolutely adorable and so easy to make to hang on the Christmas tree!
Tissue Paper and Popsicles Stick Stained Glass Stars
These “stained glass” stars are easy for kids with strong fine-motor skills to make. They’re wonderful for decorating a window in your home or classroom. They look just like real stained glass!
Popsicle Stick Doll Craft
These popsicle stick dolls are one of our favourite crafts ever.
The girls sat for hours making them one day, and they always ask to make more any time they’re here. We didn’t have ornaments in mind when we made our dolls but you can add a loop of thread to hang these on your Christmas tree.
Popsicle Stick Santa and Helper Ornaments
Popsicle Stick Santa, Reindeer and Elf Ornaments: I can’t even handle the cuteness of these little guys. Who knew craft sticks, googly eyes and buttons could look this darn cute?
These guys make me giggle every time I look at them.
Popsicle Stick Nativity Ornament
This adorable popsicle stick nativity scene is easy to make with popsicle sticks and fabric scraps. What a sweet homemade ornament for kids to hang on the Christmas tree! Great craft for Sunday School!
Popsicle Stick Ballerina Craft
Popsicle Stick Ballerina Craft: I love this one, and if you have a little dancer at your house, she’ll love it too.
A coffee filter, and some ribbon and yarn are all you’ll need to make this adorable ornament for your tree.
Popsicle Stick Ninja Ornaments
Ok. The cuteness here is just too much. I had the boys in mind when I thought up these Popsicle Stick Ninja ornaments.
Sometimes boys are a little reluctant to come to the craft table, but if you can tie the craft in with something they love, they’ll be all over it.
Popsicle Stick Snowman Ornaments
This popsicle stick snowman craft is easy to make with just a few odds and ends from the sewing basket. These little guys will look adorable hanging on your Christmas tree.
Popsicle Stick Gingerbread Ornaments
Our popsicle stick gingerbread ornaments are fun for older kids to make. They’ll enjoy the creative paint process and sorting through gems and buttons to decorate the popsicle sticks.
Popsicle Stick Star Ornaments
Popsicle Stick Star Ornaments: This is one of my favourite Christmas ornaments for toddlers and preschoolers to make. It’s perfect for little ones just learning to craft. They’ll love the sparkly gems, and gluing them in place is great for fine motor development.
You’ll treasure this ornament for years.
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree: Here’s another adorable Christmas ornament for your youngest crafters to make.
I don’t have a post written for it; it’s simply pictured in my collection of 12 Easy Ornaments for Kids.
As you can tell by the photo, it’s just painted craft sticks, pom poms and foam shapes.
Stir Stick Snowflake Craft
Starbucks Stir Stick Snowflakes. These soft and fuzzy woven snowflakes are beyond cute with their sparkly gems and jewels.
We didn’t use actual popsicle sticks for these, but you could. We used long, thin stir sticks that I picked up when I was at Starbucks. The 8 and 9 year olds made these ones, and they loved the process.
Popsicle Stick Snowflake
These button-craft stick snowflakes are super-cute. I love how dainty and delicate they look when the sunlight shines through the buttons.
You can hang these on the tree but they’d look lovely displayed in a window too.
Popsicle Stick Button Tree Ornament
And how about this whimsical little Stick Button Tree? We used a popsicle stick for the trunk, and then some cardboard, paint and buttons.
This wonky little tree looks like it would be right at home in Whoville.
“Frosty” Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
This craft stick snowflake is another good one for beginner crafters. It’s so sweet and simple.
My toddlers and preschoolers loved the paint process we used to make our snowflakes look snowy.
Popsicle Stick Bookmarks
Popsicle Stick Bookmarks: These homemade bookmarks aren’t Christmas ornaments, but they’d make a great homemade Christmas gift for kids to make and give. They’re fun for trading with friends too.
More popsicle stick crafts from around the web:
And lastly, a few more super-cute ornaments from some of my blogging colleagues:
Craft stick nutcrackers from Molly Moo.
These Popsicle Stick Stars by Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls are on our to-do list this year. We’re going to make a ours silver and gold, and string them into a garland.
These Craft stick angels by Barking Dog Designs are available on Etsy.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of popsicle stick crafts! Get on out there, and pick up a box of popsicle sticks so your kids can get busy!.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.