4th of July Popsicle Stick Stars (Learn & Link With Linky)

 

I cannot believe 4th of July is next Friday! Time flies! My kids and I enjoy this holiday, not to just celebrate what it stands for but because my husband is off work and we spend the day as a family.  This week we made star decorations out of popsicle sticks. 

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Materials: 

5 popsicle sticks

Red, white and blue tempera paint 

Color coordinating string

Paint brushes

Paper plates

Elmer’s glue

 

popsicle stars collage

I had my 4 older children do this craft. I gave them each 5 plain popsicle sticks each on a paper plate. I put out red, white and blue tempera paint each having their own paintbrush for each color.  Each of them painted their popsicle sticks the three colors and once they dried we used clear glue to glue the popsicle sticks together forming a star.  Then used red metallic string and tied it through the top portion of the stars. Once we were done we hung them up in our living room on the curtains. 

 
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Comments

  1. I love it! It’s a simple craft to make, but you can also teach a great lesson with it. My kids would love to do these I’m sure :)

  2. This is a cute one and could easily be adapted to most any holiday. It’s sort of like putting a puzzle together at the end too.

  3. Such cute stars!

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. I remember popsicle art from when I was a kid… best time! I’m totallt making these with my tot!

  5. cute and simple craft idea! happy almost 4th!

  6. those are super adorable

  7. What a great craft-so cute and creative-thanks for sharing such a good idea

  8. This is such a great craft idea. Love reusing materials instead of throwing them away.

  9. So colorful! What a fun idea and a great way to reuse Popsicle sticks!

  10. We have about a million popsicle sticks in the craft cabinet. This would be a quick thing to do while it rains!

  11. What a fun craft for kids to make! I bet they look so cute hanging around your house.

  12. Great idea! Love simple craft projects for kids!

  13. What a fun craft! I love 4th of July, and fireworks, I might have to do this with niece and nephew!

  14. I love this idea! They are so cute and so patriotic. My 4 kiddos would love to make these!

  15. My kids NEED to make these. They would totally love it. Thanks so much

  16. This is such a great craft idea. Looks pretty easy to do, my 6-year old would love to do this craft for the 4th. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Lisa J. Jones says:

    Such A Fun Craft For The Kids, Easy & Fun We Must Try Thank You, Love The Link Up Too!!

  18. what a cute idea! I think we will make these this weekend

  19. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Fun art project for kids and a great activity to celebrate the 4th.

  20. What an easy craft. I’ll have to try this with my kids over the weekend!

  21. What a fun and patriotic craft project for the kids. I need to search my craft supplies for popsicle sticks now!

  22. What an adorable project. It’s so cute, and it’s easy to make. Love it.

  23. Cute activity for the kids! I’ll do this with my girls!

  24. very crafty idea, very easy for the little ones to help with.

  25. What a cute idea! I love these!

  26. My kids love simple crafts, this one looks easy enough for my twins to do!

  27. I like easy crafts and seasonal ones. They’re such fun.

  28. What cute decorations for your 4th of July celebration! Love that the kiddos are able to help and put their artistic touches on each star!

  29. So cute and easy! Great 4th of July craft!

  30. How cute and simple. I can’t believe July 4th is this close. I guess I better start making some decorations lol :)

  31. Maria Oller says:

    nice and easy craft it’s fantastic to help develop motor skills

  32. Super cute craft! Pinning this to make this comingg week!

  33. What a cute idea! Easy crafts like this are perfect for kids.

  34. I am sure the kids had a fun time making these. I love creative crafts with simple supplies

  35. I love this. Simple, cute and good for all ages! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Those are so super-cute and I know my kids would have a blast making them… thanks so much for sharing

  37. What a simple yet fun and patriotic idea to do with the kiddos this weekend!

  38. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This is a very cheap and fun kid craft. I think my girls would love to do it, and we have the supplies.

  39. These are so super cute! I definitely would love to make some with my daughter and hang them in a window. :)

  40. Super cute. My daughter wants to go get some popsicle sticks at Dollar Tree right now!

  41. That is such a cute idea! I love how it is affordable and doesn’t take to many items to create it!

  42. Pinned – these are really cute. Davey would really like making these for the holiday.

  43. Aww, these are cute and look pretty simple! Thanks for sharing.

  44. I love making things with them. This is great and crafty fun.

  45. What a cute craft project for the kids. We have quite a few popsicle sticks too so we can surely do this. Thanks for sharing.

  46. That is a super cute and easy craft idea! I don’t know why I never thought of that! I will definitely be doing these in my classroom this year!

  47. What an adorable idea for the kiddos. I’ll have to do this with my nephews when they come over. I love crafting w/ popsicle sticks, I happen to have a pack on hand!

  48. Easy and fun! Great way to share the colors with the young ones and let them know what they’re all about! These are definitely in my to-do!

  49. Those are really cool! My kids would love to make those.

  50. Such an easy, fun craft for kids. I am going to have to do this with my niece.

  51. I babysit during regular basis and I was looking for a nice frugal patriotic idea to do with the little ones. This is perfect for their age (3-5) because we are learning about easy crafts ideas to keep us busy instead of watching movies. I could get all the crafts materials for a good price! Its not that much and we can make it this evening. Thanks for the idea. OH, the ones you make in the post —> Paper Handprints Keepsake Father’s Day Gift (Learn & Link – See more at: http://mamato5blessings.com/category/kids-crafts/#sthash.QwfEN6yx.dpuf <—— Can also be made as patriotic designs with our flags colors, then you roll the layers in a stick to make a flower. Its pretty cool! :)

  52. These are really cute and I love how easy it would be for kids. I love that I am recycling popsicle sticks too.

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