Painted Popsicle Stick Flower Pot Craft | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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Some people call them craft sticks, but I’ve always referred to these sticks as Popsicle sticks. This Popsicle Stick Craft is simply adorable sitting on the window sill.  It’s the perfect craft for Mother’s Day, spring and summer. Grab some paint, some popsicle sticks and the kids to make your own Painted Popsicle Stick Flower Pot and enjoy it all summer long…

popsicle stick craft

I love the colors of this particular craft.

popsicle stick craft for toddlers

It’s so cheerful. 

popsicle stick craft

It really is a sweet craft that’s the perfect gift for mom.

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make this Popsicle Stick Flower Pot Craft…

popsicle stick craft

 

  • an empty and rinsed out soup can 
  • about 17-20 popsicle sticks – depending on the size of your can. I used 17 sticks for a 15 oz. soup can
  • paint – I used Crayola paints – lime green, yellow, lavender, light blue, pink
  • paintbrush or sponge brush
  • low-temperature glue gun or Fabri-tac glue
  • soil
  • flower plant

Instructions on making a Popsicle stick flower pot…

popsicle stick craft for kids

  • Set out something to protect your work surface from paint
  • Divide the popsicle sticks into groups – one group for each color of paint you have
  • Paint each grouping a different color and let dry

popsicle stick craft for kids

  • Glue the sticks in a colorful pattern all the way around the soup can

 

What else can you do with popsicle sticks? 

Here are some ideas for all of your other popsicle sticks

  1. Make a fairy house or doll furniture
  2. Use them as garden stakes
  3. Make a birdhouse
  4. Make a bookmark
  5. Make a sleigh Christmas ornament
  6. Make a wooden flag

Can You Use craft sticks to make Popsicles?

  • Yes, the sticks sold in craft stores as craft sticks can be used as popsicle sticks. They are free of chemicals and safe to use. 

How do you glue popsicle sticks to each other?

  1. make sure the sticks are clean and free of dust
  2. Use wood glue to seal them to each other and give them time to dry completely

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