It is hard to plan your holiday prep weekend when the kids are headed to their Dad’s home every other weekend, usually I plan to do our holiday prep weekend about 2-3 weeks before Christmas and this last weekend was it! We woke up and headed out to choose our Christmas Tree at a local tree farm in town, then brought it home. Sunday evening the kids gathered around and decorated with garland, lights and ornaments.
After the tree was decorated, I wanted the Christmas spirit to continue, meanwhile my middle child wanted computer time but we worked hard and eventually all of us were seated at the dining room table using acrylic paint, construction paper, glue and popsicle sticks to create some fun Christmas decor crafts!
Supplies for Popsicle Crafts:
- Elmer’s Glue
- Craft Sticks aka Popsicle Sticks
- Acrylic Paint
- Construction paper for star or Wooden pre-made Star
How to Make Popsicle Christmas Tree:
- Gather up 7 popsicle/craft sticks and a wooden star (or one you made out of construction paper)
- Set up the popsicle sticks so that 1 is the center (trunk) of the tree while the other 6 are going to be shaped to make a Christmas Tree design.
- Use scissors to cut the popsicle sticks so that they take the shape of a Christmas Tree (see image above for shape).
- Paint the trunk popsicle stick to be brown, paint the popsicle sticks that are cut for the tree in green.
- If you are using a basic wooden star, paint it a yellow or another color of your choice.
- Use Elmer’s glue to get all of the pieces glued together as show in image above.
- Get creative, use your imagination to go further with this craft by adding pretend lights using paint or some other ornament type design, the possibilities are endless!
Other Simple Popsicle Crafts You Can Do with Similar Supplies:
Which way to the North Pole? Use paint and popsicle sticks as well as Elmer’s glue to make this adorable Christmas Decoration!
Take your imagination further with acrylic paint and popsicle crafts …. make a fun star or snowflake using Elmer’s glue and other supplies you have leftover from the Popsicle Crafts you worked to create as a family! There really is a ton you can do with just a bit of glue, paint and popsicle sticks to decorate this holiday season!
What have you made with your family for popsicle crafts?
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I love crafts that are easy for my kids! Thanks for sharing these!
I love the idea of a M*A*S*H-like sign. Customized with family locations would be perfect!
I love that which way to the north pole popsicle craft. So cute!
The Christmas Tree is so cute! It looks like all of you had lots of fun decorating for Christmas. 🙂
These are all so cute! We just made a Popsicle Stick Snowflake Wreath! So much fun!
Those turned out cute. I made the Christmas tree and star with my kids a few years ago, still have them and they are on our tree.
I love the directional sign. It’s so cute and easy. Something even my son would be able to do.
What a fun craft. It looks easy enough to do with my young kids. I think they’ll enjoy it!
These are cute crafts. The girls will enjoy making this.
They were such simple, easy crafts and it was fun to be sitting around the dining room table doing these with the family!
Very cute DIY crafts for the kids to make! I cannot believe Christmas is in just 3 days!
Christmas is coming way too quickly! Thanks for checking out my DIY Craft idea!
What great ideas! I love making things with popsicle sticks – they are so versatile.
Those are such cute little crafts! I love doing stuff like this for the holidays. It’s so much fun to sit around with the kids and make up little decorations like this.
Oh the locations sign is adorable!! I want to make one for all my vacations, too.
These are such fun crafts for christmas time! Popsicle sticks are so versatile!
These would be so fun to make with my small nieces and nephews! I’ll have to stock up on the sticks for their next visit!
This is a lot of fun! You know, I prefer DIY decor than having to buy stuff, it’s cheaper and more fun because the kids love helping out. These are great ideas!
Oh these are super cute! We love doing crafts, especially around the holidays so this will be something we need to do!
I love those Popsicle crafts! Maybe it will also be fun for other holidays! Thanks for the idea!
I am not ready for Christmas just yet. But these are such fun crafts for the kids.
Wow, what brilliant ideas! Christmas is already around the corner and I am so excited to do some crafts!
These are some cute crafts! I remember making similar ones growing up along with snow globes, etc. Always made it a tradition.
This is a cool family project for the holidays that I know the kids will enjoy. I like idea of making a Christmas trees using popsicle sticks. I’d probably want to try and make a house out of one.
These are cute. I love the one for the North Pole!
There are so many fun crafts to do with Popsicle sticks. I will ave to start planning some activities to make some new Christmas ornaments.
Cute idea, but I can’t believe its getting to be the time of year when we’ll begin to think about Christmas crafts! Where has the year gone?