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Craft Stick Stamped Thanksgiving Turkey

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Craft stick stamped turkey for Thanksgiving and fall. Art and crafts for kids - painting with Popsicle sticks - preschoolers

My daughter loves to create and will do it with anything that is at her fingertips. Yesterday, she grabbed a pair of scissors and cut out two squares. She told me that she was going to make a jelly sandwich. She went and got some paint and a craft stick and spread her two squares with paint and made a grape jelly sandwich.

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Watching her paint with the craft stick gave me an idea. With Thanksgiving nearing, I thought that we could use the craft stick as paint stamp to create a cute turkey craft.

Craft Stick Stamped Turkey

We squeezed acrylic paints in the color of our choosing onto paper plates and then dipped half of the craft stick into the paint.

We pressed the paint covered stick onto a piece of paper. We continued to dip and stamp the craft stick around the paper to form the turkey’s feathers.

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Once we stamped on all of the feathers to our liking, we set our paint aside to dry. If the paint is very thick in spots, you can blot the paint to help it dry.

While the paint dried, we cut two circles. We made one of the circles larger than the other and then cut out a small triangle for a beak and a waddle to go under the beak.

We just slightly overlapped the smaller circle over the larger circle and glued it into place. We each glued a pair of googly eyes onto the top of the smaller circle and then glued the beak and waddle underneath it.

Once the paint dried, we glued the turkey’s body in front of its feathers.

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Craft stick stamped turkey for Thanksgiving and fall. Art and crafts for kids - painting with Popsicle sticks - preschoolers

Craft stick stamped turkey for Thanksgiving and fall. Art and crafts for kids - painting with Popsicle sticks - preschoolers

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Popsicle Stick Nature Fairy House

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Popsicle Stick Fairy House Nature Craft - Kid's Arts & Crafts

Fairies are all the rage these days & my daughter, like many other little girls, loves them. Another thing that she loves is making nature crafts. We love making them & gathering the supplies together. We walked through the yard & picked some flowers, leaves & rocks.

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We glued some craft sticks together to form our houses. We cut out a few foam pieces for the windows & a door.

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Then it was time to decorate. We drew lines on our windows & knobs on our doors & glued them to each of our houses.

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My daughter carefully picked through each of the flowers.

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She smelled all of them along the way & asked me to smell them with her.

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We used tacky glue to glue all of our nature pieces onto our house & add a little magic.

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My daughter even drew a small fairy in the window to finish it off.

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Popsicle Stick Fairy House Nature Craft - Kid's Arts & Crafts.

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Craft Stick Crayon Craft

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We are a family of readers. Mom loves books, dad loves books & our 4 year daughter loves books. We frequent the library every 2 weeks & load up on new books, but we still have our old standby favorites.Craft stick crayon crafts inspired by the book The Day The Crayons Quit - Popsicle stick arts & crafts for kids..

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‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ is one of our all time favorites. My daughter loves it.

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This craft was inspired from this wonderful book.

Choose your crayon colors & grab the coordinating paint. Add a touch of white to the paint color. Paint the stick in the lightened color. Add the original paint color to the tips of both ends.

My daughter wanted to make a brown crayon & white. I went with red, blue & green.

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Set your painted sticks aside to dry.

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Cut a piece of foam sheet to form the crayon tip. Glue your tip to the back of your stick. Use a Sharpie to draw on the face & jagged lines at the bottom.

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Finish it off with pipe cleaners for arms.

They came out so cute & would be great for a bookmark.

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Yarn Wrapped Craft Stick Dolls

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 My 4 year old loves to play with yarn. Many of our favorite activities and crafts are wrapped or threaded with yarn. We  made lovely yarn wrapped hearts earlier this year & my daughter loved it.

She loves the yarn because she loves to unravel & cut it and I love it because it is great for her fine motor skills.

Yarn Wrapped craft stick dolls. A cute craft with fine motor skills. Kids will love to make & play with these. Arts & Crafts for children

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This craft is fun to make & is fun to play with after you are finished, at least my daughter thought so.

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Craft Stick Fences

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Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project.

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This week we have been playing with a box of jumbo craft sticks. We have made craft after craft with our craft sticks. We glued them together in a number of different designs. We made a few craft stick fences, which is not a new idea by any means, but we decided to dress up our fences with a little paint & a little touch of nature.

Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project

My daughter & I enjoyed picking flowers for our project. We gathered a variety of flowers & leaves.

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We used tacky glue to glue our craft sticks together as shown.

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We both painted our glued fences with acrylic paints & then let them dry. I went with a simple white fence,while my daughter opted for a little more color.

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Once dry, we used the tacky glue to glue pieces of flowers & leaves to the fence.

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My daughter’s came out so beautiful. She even made sure to tell me that she liked hers better than mine. I think I would have to agree.

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Popsicle Stick Art Journal

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My little girl loves to draw, doodle & write. I have drawings and such all over the house. Very often, she will draw a series of pictures & have me staple them together to make little books & she loves to make up stories to go with all of them. I think this is amazing & just love how imaginative & creative she is.

We were playing with craft sticks the other day & came up with the perfect craft for my little artist.

Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.

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What you will need:

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Hot Glue Gun

White Copy Paper

Cardboard

Decorative Masking Tape

Buttons

Yarn

Directions:

Line up 7 craft sticks in a row & glue 2 sticks perpendicular as shown & then duplicate this process.

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Glue a stick to one end of each of the above. Use the masking tape to connect the two sticks as shown. You should be able to fold the two pieces together like a book.

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Fold the two pieces with the taped portion inward. Add more tape to the opposite end of those same two sticks. Make sure that you are still able to fold the two pieces together like a book. Trim plain white copier paper so that it will fold & fit nicely inside of the Popsicle stick book. Add a bead of glue into the seam of each piece of paper & bind the pages at the crease.

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Cut a chunk of rigid cardboard & glue the pieces around the Popsicle sticks on the bottom side of the book. This will make it a easier surface to draw on. Glue the last page of the pages to the cardboard.

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Fold the journal closed & glue a piece of yarn with a button over it to both the top & bottom of the journal. Glue the last page of the pages to the cardboard on the back.

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Close & tie the strings together to close your journal.

My little Picasso loves her new art journal. I hope you do too.

Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.

Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.

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Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.

Craft Stick Easter Basket

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Why buy an Easter basket? If you have craft sticks and a glue gun, you can make your own craft stick Easter basket.

My daughter must be getting just as excited for the spring as I am. She has been laying out picnics on our living room floor for the past couple of weeks. I was impressed when she made herself a picnic basket out of a tissue box and pipe cleaners to carrying her food in. I was very proud of her for being so inventive.

Popsicle Craft Stick Easter Basket Craft - a pretty project that you can make with your kids

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Seeing her clever tissue box project inspired another basket creation. This is sweet basket craft for a spring picnic or for Easter.

Popsicle Craft Stick Easter Basket Craft - a pretty project that you can make with your kids

What you will need:

Jumbo craft sticks

Hot glue gun

Ribbon

Optional: buttons, foam & pipe cleaners

Directions:

Lay 5 Popsicle sticks down.

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Lay 5 more Popsicle sticks perpendicular over the top of the other 5.

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Build 3 more exactly like this. Use the the original to line up the sticks so that all sides are identical.

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Construct the bottom by gluing 8 sticks together side by side. Glue two sticks on the two perpendicular edges like shown.

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Glue your pre-formed sides to each side. Make sure to glue at the corners as well.

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Use ribbon to weave in & out of the square openings formed by the sticks. Glue the ends in place.

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Glue 3 sticks together to form your handle. Add flowers or another design of your choosing to add a finishing touch to your basket.

Popsicle Craft Stick Easter Basket Craft - a pretty project that you can make with your kids

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Winter Window Scene

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Popsicle Stick Window with winter scene & silhouette - winter crafts for kids.

We have been reading a lot of books lately. On Sunday, I felt like we read about a hundred of them, though in actuality it was probable only about 5 or 6. In one of the books or magazines that we read together, there was a lovely illustration of children looking out the window. I love crafts in windows & I thought that a simple winter scene with the silhouette of children looking out would be a cute one.

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Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft

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Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving - kid's crafts and activities. Preschoolers, toddlers

I am often asked about the emphasis I put on arts & crafts in our home. I get teased by friends and family about the abundance of craft supplies & projects all over the house. I get poked at that I must have too much time on my hands. I know that some do not understand it, but art is a huge part of my life & something that I am happy that I can share with my daughter. There are many reasons that I craft with her, but the main one is the great talks that we have while working on our projects together. I love watching what she can do & I love watching her creativity blossom, but mostly I love our bonding time. The best conversations we have are during these times. Last night was no different. She dug through my craft bin & pulled out Popsicle sticks and asked if we could paint them. I of course, said yes.

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Acorn Scarecrow Stick Puppets

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Acorn Scarecrow Stick Puppet Craft - Fall fun for the kids

Last night I took the dog for a walk around our yard.  While we were walking, I could not help but notice how many acorns were on the ground. There were so many perfect little acorns. I began to pick them up & before I knew it I had an armful. I thought my daughter & I could make some fun fall crafts with them. I wanted to make scarecrows out of them & crafts sticks. My daughter had a different idea in mind & decided to make acorn soup instead. 

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