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Craft Stick Fences

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

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

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

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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Paper Bowl Nature Nest Craft

This is a fun & easy nature craft for your kids. Glue items found in nature into a paper bowl

It has been gorgeous weekend. My daughter & I spent most of our morning yesterday playing outdoors. The leaves have already begun to turn & the acorns have fallen. Mai ran around the yard gathering them both into piles. She added in some sticks and rocks as well.

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We used paper bowls to collect & separate them in. This gave me an idea. We could glue the items into our bowls & make nests.

This is a simple craft that all ages groups should enjoy.

Squeeze a liberal amount of glue all around the inside of your bowl. Lay leaves, grass, sticks, bark etc.. into the bowl. (Use caution when gathering your items. Stay clear of poison ivy, thorn bushes & insect infested areas)

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Add more glue in between layers to hold everything together.

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To make your rock bird, paint the rock in the color of your choice & glue on foam or construction paper wings, feet & beak. Add googly eyes.

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Mai did not want a bird in her nest. She only wanted acorns.

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Paper Bowl Nature Nest Craft

 

Popsicle Stick Frame Magnet

Popsicle Stick Frame Magnet

It has been really wonderful watching our daughter’s creativity and artistic ability grow. Whether it is doing a craft together or watching her draw or paint on her own, I love to watch her create.. She loves to draw.

On the left she drew a butterfly & the picture on the right I originally thought was her, but I was mistaken.

“Mai is that you?”

“No, that is the lady at McDonald’s that gives me delicious food.”

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We have piles of drawings everywhere. As much as I would like to keep all of her drawings, it would just be impossible. There are some though that warrant a special place. Mai drew this family portrait the other day. She made sure that she even included Dukey. She was so proud & immediately brought it to the refrigerator.

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I loved her family portrait. I was proud too. I wanted to make sure that it stood out among all the other art on our fridge. We decided to make a refrigerator magnet frame for our special picture.

I cut around her drawing. We grabbed a handful of jumbo craft sticks and laid them out on the counter to see how many we would need. I wanted Mai to decorate the frame. She chose to color the sticks with markers.

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After she colored all of the sticks, I glued the sticks together side by side with a glue gun.

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I glued the drawing in the center of the sticks.

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I glued 4 more craft sticks over the top of the drawing, two on top & two on the bottom.

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For added stability we added one more stick to the top center and the bottom & then labeled Mai’s drawing.

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For the finishing touch, I glued a strip of plain magnet to the back of the frame.

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Our family drawing now has a place up front for all to see.

 

Popsicle Stick Refrigerator Magnet Frame

 

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