What I love about these animals’ popsicle stick crafts is that not only do they unleash the creativity and imagination of kids, but they also contribute to their sensory and motor skills.
Popsicle stick crafts have always amazed me since I was a kid. I remember washing and saving with my sisters, the sticks of the ice cream popsicles. I can’t recall how many times did we create fun crafts with those popsicle sticks. Oh, the happy moments we have had and the joyful memories we have created!
Popsicle stick crafts ideas are endless. From airplanes to butterflies, frames, Christmas characters… the list goes long and long. One of the fun crafts that kids enjoy with these popsicle sticks is animal crafts. Turning these sticks into their favorite pet or animal is a magical way to draw a big fat smile on their face!
What I love about these animals’ popsicle stick crafts is that not only do they unleash the creativity and imagination of kids, but they also contribute to their sensory and motor skills. Painting, sticking, moving, and rotating these popsicle sticks, require finger efforts which help them develop their motor skills. Ask your kids create to work on these 9 animals’ popsicle stick crafts and see what astonishing results you will get!
We will not go into details to decorate these animals’ popsicle sticks. You can use paint, pompoms, cut cardboards, toothpicks…
However, as necessary materials, kids will need the following:
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To make mommy bear with popsicle sticks, stick 4 to 5 sticks next to each other. Next, grab brown paint or brown marker and color the sticks with the brown color. Then, add the wiggle eyes. Toe make the ears, and mouth, cut respectively brown and orange carton for the ears as seen in the pic, and a white oval to cover the mouth space. You can draw the mouth and cheeks with a black marker and add a black pompom at the place of the nose. Hello, mommy bear!
Making a dog with popsicle sticks does not differ from the process of making a bear. You will need first to stick 4 to 5 sticks next to each other. Next, paint the stick with your preferred color. Once you are done painting the sticks, start cutting cartons into small triangles to make the ears of the dog. Cut as well two white ovals to place them around the mouth of the dog. Finally, add the wiggle eyes, and the pompom at the place of the nose and ta-da!
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Check the picture below. It presents different options to choose from. Whether your kids want to decorate their birds with pompoms, cartons cutouts, or even feathers, they have options. Not to forget that they can choose the colors they see fit to paint the pop sticks.
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Crafting animals with one popsicle stick is fun. Not only does it create a challenge for kids, but it pushes them to find creative ways around to make this stick an animal illustration.
To make this cutie owl, stick first the popsicles next to each other. Always make sure to have a horizontal stick at the back to keep the sticks straight. Next, add the eyes and use pompoms or shaped cartons for the feet and beak. Do you want to add some feathers as well?
Use a board or a horizontal stick as a background and start sticking the colored sticks next to each other. Then add three horizontal sticks to the top and stick two tilted half sticks to make the antennas. Finally, add black circles on the red side of the ladybird and add the wiggle eyes on top of the black sticks. Hurray!
Making this spider cannot get any simpler. With three sticks, stuck to each other from the center to create a flower shape and a wool thread, kids are set to go. Tie the thread to one of the sticks and let the kids improvise by creating moving the thread here and there to end up with a spider shape.
Popsicle sticks crafts are fun. Kids love them a lot. And if you are a parent like me, always on the search for new craft activities to entertain your kids during stormy or hot weather, then these ideas are for you.