Summer is popsicle season and you know what that means – popsicle sticks! You can of course buy popsicle sticks from the dollar or craft store, but why let perfectly good ones go to waste after you’ve eaten the cold sweet treat? Save them up for these fun projects below!
Dish Sponge Popsicles
Collecting dish sponges for this project is lots of fun! Hunt down as many different colors and shapes as you can at your local dollar store – or check our a few different stores for even more options. This is a super affordable DIY way to decorate for summer pool parties – just stick them to the wall with tape!
DIY Colorblock Bird Feeders
Invite some colorful visitors to your backyard with these equally colorful DIY bird feeders!
How to Make an Eco Dollhouse
This upcycled mega project shows you everything you need to know about how to create a self-sustaining dollhouse, using almost all recycled materials, including popsicle sticks of course! This dollhouse is a great way to learn about sustainability and how to recycle everyday items into a fun and creative toy.
Painted Paper Cup Crafts: Three Ways
Plain paper cups are such a versatile crafting supply! Combined with jumbo popsicle sticks, these cup and ball toss games are a classic that will keep you busy for longer than you might expect. They’re seriously fun!
DIY Popsicle Stick Jewelry
Don’t let popsicle sticks pile up during the summer months: recycle them with this simple craft! Kids will love making these crazy faces and wooden animals and turning them into playful popsicle jewelry.
No-Bake Popsicle Cookies
This project is more of a recipe but it’s so cute that we had to sneak it in! Turn Milano cookies into these summery popsicles for those hot summer days when you’re craving baked goods but don’t want to turn the oven on. You’ll of course want to use new, clean popsicle sticks for this one!!
Painted Stir Stick Garland
We originally used coffee stir sticks for this garland, but you could just as easily use popsicle sticks of any size instead! With a quick coat of paint, this garland comes together in no time at all.
Gift Horse Party Favors
These painted cardboard and popsicle stick horses are a great way to gift wrap a small treat, like a handful of candies or any other tiny treasure!
Rocket Pop Party Favors
Everyone loves classic rocket pops, so grab your paper mache supplies and make these fun pinatas! They’re almost too cute to bust open, so another option would be to turn them into a reusable garland.
DIY Popsicle Stick Lamp
We love these DIY lamps to add a fun and playful touch to a desk or bedside table. They’re quick and simple to make, and because we used a basic light fixture you can move the lamp around or even swap in another shade in case you want a change later on!