What are Craft Sticks?
Craft sticks are actually Popsicle sticks and tongue depressors like doctors use to check out our throats. Tongue depressors are wider than Popsicle sticks. There is no need to eat lots of Popsicles or swipe tongue depressors from the doctor’s office. Boxes of them are sold in the craft section of department stores and they are very inexpensive.
Other craft supplies to use for homemade craft ornaments include the following
- pom poms in different sizes
- wiggly eyes
- craft foam
Craft Stick Christmas Ornaments
Craft stick Christmas ornaments are easy for kids to make. Inexpensive materials and little preparation time make them a good choice for making Christmas ornaments with kids, especially as last minute ideas. Teachers and caregivers will appreciate these simple ornament ideas using craft sticks.
Craft sticks, along with other craft supplies will help kids create really cute homemade Christmas ornaments. Some of these ideas make great refrigerator magnets, Magnetic strips can also be purchased in the crafts section of department stores.
Parents and grandparents will cherish these ornaments or magnets for years to come. They will appreciate the teacher or caregiver’s efforts in helping kids make homemade Christmas ornaments. These are fun to make with your own kids too.
Craft Stick Tree Ornament
- Glue three craft sticks in a triangle shape.
- Tuck in and glue a third craft stick.
- The kids can paint this shaped with green paint.
- Allow the paint to dry. Kids can decorate them with pom poms or other craft supplies.
- Add gold glitter on a yellow craft foam star for the top
- Add a ribbon hanger.
Craft Stick Rudolph Ornament
- Glue craft sticks in a triangle shape.
- Leave an overlap for antlers
- Paint with brown tempera or acrylic
- Allow to dry.
- Glue on googly eyes
- Give Rudolph a red pom pom nose
- Add a festive green ribbon and hanger
Snowman Craft Stick Ornament
- Paint a craft stick white
- Allow to dry
- Glue on eyes and buttons with small black pom poms
- Use a black Sharpie to add a mouth
- Glue on an orange pom pom for the nose
- Add a scarf of Christmas plaid ribbon
- Cut and glue on a piece of chenille stem for the earmuffs
- Add pom poms on each side to complete the earmuffs.
Craft Stick Christmas Snowflake Ornament
- Arrange six Popsicle sticks in a hexagonal design.
- Paint with white tempera or acrylic
- Allow to dry
- Glue on clear beads.
- Add a hanger of silver rope thread
Peppermint Stick North Pole Sign Ornament
- Paint a craft stick with white tempera or acrylic
- Add stripes of glue
- Sprinkle on red glitter
- Make a green construction paper arrow sign shape
- Write ‘North Pole’ on the sign
- Glue to the top of the candy cane pole
Manger Picture Frame From Craft Sticks
- Form a square with four craft sticks that over-lap.
- Glue the four craft sticks together at the corners
- Glue on two extra craft sticks at the top in a triangle to form a roof
- Glue blue paper behind the ‘roof’.
- Add a craft foam star
- Add a photo from Christmas manger scene play
- glue magnetic backing or use as and ornament
Snowman Fridge Magnet
- Glue 6 wide (tongue depressor) craft sticks onto a backing of 2 narrow (Popsicle)sticks. The Popsicle sticks provide support for 6 wide craft sticks.
- Glue a wide craft stick across the top horizontally, about 2 inches from the top.
- Paint the bottom white to represent the snowman’s face. Paint the top and horizontal stick black to represent the snowman’s hat.
- Allow to dry. Add googly eyes.
- Add craft foam shapes for hat band, carrot nose and mouth.
- Add a narrow black ribbon, and the magnet becomes and ornament.
- If desired, kids can personalize the front with name, date. Use a silver Sharpie.
Manger with Angel
- Form manger as shown 3 craft sticks and two halves.
- Use halves of 3 other sticks to paint image of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus,
- Use another craft stick half and a shiny pipe cleaner to form angel.
- Use pieces of craft stick for manger.