Each one of us has unique abilities and creativity. One of them is making crafts. There are lots of people who enjoy making crafts, ranging from children to adults. Selling crafts can even make extra income. One of the crafts that can be created easily is by using Popsicle sticks.
If you enjoy eating delicious popsicles on a hot day, do not throw away the sticks. These Popsicle sticks can be made into beautiful crafts. Other than being fun to make, Popsicle stick crafts can also be utilized for our daily activities, such as decorations, phone stand, coin bank, et cetera. Some crafts made using Popsicle sticks are so magnificent that you won’t believe they are made of Popsicle sticks.
Popsicle sticks are very cheap and adaptable. You can use Popsicle sticks for virtually anything. Whether you want to make a frame for your photos or a birdhouse to place on the tree outside of your house, the possibilities are endless. All you need to do is play with your imagination and creativity.
Arranging Popsicle sticks to make Popsicle stick crafts is not too challenging. The only things you need are creativity, precision, patience, glue, and of course some Popsicle sticks. You might need several more things in the process, but it will not add any difficulty.
The stuff you can make from Popsicle sticks are listed below, with some fun descriptions about each one of them.
Popsicle stick house
One of the first things you tried to make when you first started making crafts from Popsicle sticks is probably the Popsicle stick house. If you frequently make crafts from Popsicle sticks, chances are this one is not that hard for you. You only need to be patient and precise in making a Popsicle stick house.
After you finish making the Popsicle stick house, you will feel satisfied with the result because if you make this miniature with precision, the result will be sophisticated. If you want a tutorial for this one, search for it on YouTube.
This adorable miniature swing will remind you of your childhood. If you like cute things, you will like this one. Try placing it in your pet hamster’s cage (but it might be gone in a week or so).
The bridge is one of the Popsicle stick crafts that require more artistry and mastery compared to the others. You can put this Popsicle stick craft as an ornament and people will be astonished at what you can make.
Popsicle Stick Fan
If you frequently use the traditional bamboo fan you get as wedding souvenirs, you will be glad to know that you can make it from Popsicle sticks. Just cross two Popsicle sticks and glue it in a position that resembles a fan, and put a folded piece of paper between the sticks.
Popsicle Stick Vase Decoration
To make this one, there is one extra step you have to do before shaping the Popsicle sticks. Before putting the sticks inside a clear flower vase, you have to soften them by boiling them in water. After they are soft enough, arrange them in your clear vase.
Be sure not to wait too long before arranging the sticks, because they will harden again. when they harden, it will be impossible to arrange them nicely in the vase. But in case this happens, just boil them again.
Popsicle Stick Hut
Wanting a cute hut-shaped decoration, but can’t get it anywhere? Just make it yourself using Popsicle sticks! It is way easier to do than you imagine. I will include a short tutorial here.
To make a hut, the first thing you need to do is make the roof. To make the roof, cut 8-10 Popsicle sticks in half (be sure to cut them equally) and attach the edges together until they form a roof.
Next, make the foundation of the hut. To make the foundation, use three pieces of Popsicle sticks to form the letter “H”. Make two of it, one for each side of the hut. After the foundation is done, make a floor for your hut. Cut your Popsicle sticks according to the distance of the two foundations. Attach them together.
The last step is making mini fences for your hut. This step does not provide any additional support to your hut, but it surely adds cuteness. To make fences, cut small pieces of Popsicle sticks and arrange them until they form fences.
A flower pot made of popsicle sticks
Are you considering buying a flower pot, but flower pots with high quality are too expensive for you? Just create your very own beautiful flower pot using Popsicle sticks. This is one of the most useful Popsicle stick crafts.
To make this flower pot, arrange the Popsicle sticks in a circular shape. Stick them together with super glue. Another option is to stick them around a clear plastic cup or a plastic bottle cut-out. The latter option is easier. Whichever way you make this flower pot, you will love the result.
Are Popsicle Stick Crafts Only For Kids?
Of course not! Do not ever be afraid to be creative. If you are proficient enough in making Popsicle stick crafts, you can even make money by selling them in art shops or souvenir shops. That way, people will not see your hobby as a childish, useless thing to do. Actually, there are so many people in this era who utilize their creativity to make anything from “worthless” everyday stuff.
Other than using Popsicle sticks, people are also using other materials such as plastic bottles, newspaper, cardboard, used straws, and anything else. Nearly all of the materials around us can be made into crafts if we are creative enough.
The stuff mentioned above are only a few examples of Popsicle stick crafts. There are still many things to explore, because the possibilities are endless. Good luck in trying to make these stuff! Always remember than any waste can be useful if they are processed with much care and creativity, just like the Popsicle sticks.