Summers are finally here. What better way to beat the summer heat by gobbling those ice popsicles and flavored candies? So, what next when the ice candy is over? You can use these ice cream sticks for making DIY art and craft. What more, this is the perfect way to engage your kids in this years’ summer break.
Eight summer cool ice cream stick art and craft ideas:
1. Ice cream stick art and craft – Pencil Holder
Why not add some creativity to your pencil holder and make it out of ice cream sticks.
Materials Required: Glue, Ice cream sticks, Paints
Instructions: Take a white sheet of paper and draw an equilateral triangle on it with a pencil with the help of a scale. Now stick on the ice cream stick on the base of the triangle. Now put glue on one end of the stick. Take another stick and paste it on this glued end of the previous ice cream stick. Now apply glue on the other end of this new stick. Now you have two ice cream sticks. And there is one corner of the triangle left.
Apply glue on the ends of these two sticks and place the third stick gluing them together and making a triangle. Repeat the above steps to add a second layer of the popsicle. Keep repeating this until you attain the desired height of the holder. Create a base for the folder with ice cream stick only, by sticking them horizontally across the two sides of the triangle. Now cut the protruding sticks. Decorate & paint the holder as desired.
2. Ice cream stick art – Popsicle art painting
This can serve as a wall hanging or even as a gift.
Materials Required: Ice cream sticks, Glue, Paints, brush
Instructions: Glue ice cream stick to one another. This is to make your canvas ready. When you have a certain width ready, you can stop pasting the sticks further. Now start painting on the canvas whatever figurines you like. Your Popsicle art painting is ready.
3. Popsicle/ ice cream stick photo puzzle
This will serve as the perfect playtime when you create it and can later you can adorn your little study area by putting this as a decorative piece.
Materials Required: Ice Cream Stick, Glue, One Photograph.
Instructions: Glue ice cream stick to one another. This is to make your canvas ready. Now take your photograph. Now stick the photograph on this base. Let it dry for some time. Now turn to the other side and start cutting and separating out the sticks. These different sticks will serve as different pieces of a puzzle. You have a jigsaw puzzle ready.
4. Popsicle or ice cream stick baby chick
This one is a cute little decor that will go down in your kids’ room as a favorite piece of theirs.
Materials Required: Ice cream stick, Glue, Yellow paints, Black marker, Chart paper.
Instructions: Make a triangle with the sticks by pasting their ends together. Now make a paper base of the triangle. Paint the sticks with yellow paint. Cut a circular shape out of the chart paper. Make eyes and nose of the chick on this. Paste this on the top of the triangle. Make wings with the same chart paper and paste on the two edges of the triangle. Make two little feet using orange chart paper and stick it to the base of the triangle.
5. DIY ice cream stick art and craft coasters
Well, don’t spend on buying those expensive coaster sets, indulge in some craft time with your kids and your DIY coaster sets can be made at home only.
Materials Required: Ice cream sticks, Glue, Fabric colors
Instructions: Arrange the ice cream sticks on a solid base and see that they are aligned properly and are along the same horizontal axis. Now tape them together. Now paint this coaster. You can even draw a figurine and paint using fabric colors as these are waterproof. Your coasters are ready.
6. Popsicle Stick Monsters
Don’t be too frightened by these ice cream stick monsters. This art and craft is super easy.
Materials Required: Colored Popsicle Sticks, Glue, Googly Eyes, Monster Decorations, Stock Paper, a pair of scissors
Instructions: Paint the popsicle sticks for this craft with your choice of sketch pen or paint color. Take a few of them and lay them outside by side until you get the preferred size of the monster. Now glue a stick on the back diagonally. Make use of premade shapes for the mouth, eyes, and horns from card stock paper. Once done, feel free to use them as per your child’s whims and fancies.
7. Gift tags
Paper bags are a thing of the passé. Try these new stick tags, which are a fun way to add a unique element to your gifts.
Materials Required: Ice cream sticks, Paints, Markers
Instructions: Make a hole each on both sides of the stick. Take the help of an adult in doing this. Now paint the stick with a color of your choice. Let the paint dry completely and now start lettering on the sticks. To attach the tag to the package, slide ribbon, fibers, or twine down through one hole, across the back of the tag, and up through the other hole, leaving a long tail. Wrap it around the gift, and tie in a bow or knot on one side.
8. Popsicle stick wall art
These will adorn your living area, and it also does not require anything apart.
Materials Required: Ice cream sticks, Glue
Instructions: For this, you need not require any specific instructions to follow. Just think of a pattern in your mind and make the wall your canvas and get going with your creativity.