With Christmas around the corner, I couldn’t resist using this last post to share a few Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments. At first I planned to share one idea, but as I thought about what to make I couldn’t decide between a Christmas Tree, a Star and Rudolph — so we made all three. (Plus as I mentioned, we have a lot of sticks.)
Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments
Sure you can buy craft sticks, but I promise eating your way through a box of Popsicles makes the project even more fun. Plus I love upcycling the sticks, it is a great lesson for kids. I toss my sticks in the dishwasher with the utensils, let them dry in the open air and they are ready to go.
- Popsicle Sticks
- Paint (we use Crayola Washable Paints)
- Elmer’s School Glue
- Mini Pom Poms (alternative – sequins)
- Sparkle Pipe Cleaners
- Googly Eyes
- Baker’s Twine
- Foam Star Stickers
Tip – Before you begin painting your Popsicle Sticks, check out my tip for how to make painting Popsicle sticks easy. I promise, it will make painting your sticks with kids a breeze. Even my 2 year old can do it.
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament
Because everything is better with glitter, we decided to glitter our Christmas trees.
TIP – The easiest way to cover your Popsicle sticks in glitter is to paint it on. Mix one part Elmer’s glue with one part water and glitter (a little goes a long way). Then paint the glue mixture right on to the sticks, this way you don’t have loose glitter every where. Plus the glitter really sticks to the sticks so it doesn’t shed.
Popsicle Stick Star Ornament
This star ornament comes with a little story. When I was in preschool, I made a star just like this (except we didn’t paint the sticks, just cover them in glitter) 30 years later, that star still hangs on my mom’s Christmas tree every year. All these years I wanted to make a star with my girls, as an interfaith family this star has even more meaning for my family hanging on our Christmas tree.
Popsicle Stick Rudolf Ornament
This little guy stole my heart. Isn’t he cute with his big ole eyes. Easy peasy and super cute.
All three crafts are simple, but they are multi-step with drying time in between (paint, glitter, assemble). My girls (5 and 2) did the painting and gluing themselves, then mom came in to take care of assembly (although my oldest helped place the pom poms).
Happy Crafty Christmas!
If you loved these Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments, check out this Puzzle Piece Garland over a Raising Whasians.