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Popsicle Stick Heart Puzzles


Make a sweet message of love for mom, dad or grandma and grandpa. Popsicle stick Valentine's heart puzzle. Arts & crafts for kids and preschoolers. Cute gift idea.

Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and my daughter is loving all of the hearts. She has been making sweet Valentine’s every chance that she gets. She even learned to spell and write the word love on her own. It is wonderful to get love messages from my little girl now.

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Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Ornaments

Popsicle stick gingerbread ornament - Christmas arts and crafts activities for kids. Craft sticks and buttons

As you know, we are staying with my husband’s aunt as we await the completion of our home. There is a sweet 2-year-old that lives with her & my daughter & her have become two peas in a pod. My daughter has been taking on a big sister role. She has been trying to teach and at times gets a little bossy, but it is adorable to watch. They spend a lot of time drawing and reading together & I spend a lot of time doing both with them as well. Every time they draw together my little one always asks her friend “What are you drawing?” The answer is usually the same “a house”. She loves to draw houses.

Houses are fun & easy to make and with the holiday season approaching, when I think houses, I think gingerbread.

The idea was that I wanted the girls to make gingerbread house ornaments out of Popsicle sticks. My first design I liked, but it was more time-consuming than what I had wanted for a simple craft & I did not want to repeat it several times.

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I made these simpler houses instead.

I asked the girls what color they wanted their houses.

I cut squares out of construction paper in the color of their choice & glued Popsicle sticks around them like shown.

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I cut out a triangle for a roof & lined the sides with sticks as well.

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I glued the square over the triangle as shown.

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I glued a loop of yarn around the back of each for hanging. When all the glue was dry. I gave both children their houses & let them decorate. They used buttons & markers.

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They both made lovely ornaments.

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My daughter wanted to hang hers right away. We do have a tree yet, but we hung it on the door knob for her.

Popsicle stick gingerbread ornament - Christmas arts and crafts activities for kids. Craft sticks and buttons

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Popsicle Stick Ghost Window Crafts

Popsicle stick Ghost Window - Halloween and fall arts & crafts for kids

We have made quite a few fall & Halloween crafts over the past few weeks. Last week we made a fall window scenes. I made a fall tree, while Mai chose to make monsters in the windows. It was a fun craft for both of us. Last night, she wanted to make more window crafts. We used popsicle sticks to make our windows last night. We put ghosts & a glittery spider in our windows, but you may choose to put anything in yours. An owl, bats, a witch or a haunting moon would be great options as well.

What you will need:

6 popsicle sticks

Acrylic paint

Googly eyes

Construction paper

Glue

Yarn

Directions:

Paint 6 popsicle sticks in the color of your choice. I went with black, while Mai chose to make a pink window. Let the paint dry.

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Glue 4 sticks together to form a square.

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Glue the other 2 sticks through the middle to form a cross.

Cut a square out of construction paper in the same size as the window.

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Glue a cut-out of a ghost to the square & then glue the window over it.

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Use glue to add googly eyes to the ghost. Glue a button on for the mouth.

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Glue a piece of string or yarn to the back of the window.

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We made a glitter spider web in Mai’s window.

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They all came out so cute that we had to hang them in our front window.

Popsicle stick Ghost Window - Halloween and fall arts & crafts for kids

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