Popsicle Stick Lizards Kids Craft (Learn & Link With Linky)



I have been teaching a science curriculum for the 5 year old kids  in our homeschool co-op while the older kids are in an anatomy class. The curriculum I have used this year is Bugs to Bunnies. I recently taught a lesson on lizards. Once I teach the lesson the kids and I do a craft and/or an activity to accompany the lesson.


Popsicle stick lizards 

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Popsicle sticks (I used jumbo sticks)

Markers, Bottle glue 

2 Googly eyes

Chenille sticks  

Glue gun with hot glue


First I had the kids color their Popsicle sticks. As they colored I cut the chenille sticks into 3 inch pieces (needing 2 of these pieces per lizard). Take the chenille sticks and bend them so it looks like a boxy shaped letter “u”. With the outer pieces fold under (these are the feet).  Then with the hot glue glue them to the underside of the Popsicle stick.  Finally have the kids use the bottle glue to glue the googly eyes to the top of the Popsicle stick.


lizard craft collage


What kids crafts have your children made using Popsicle sticks? For more Popsicle stick fun be sure to check out my other kids crafts:

Mickey Mouse Popsicle Stick Bookmarks 

Clothespin Planes 

4th of July Stars

Dr. Seuss Magnets 

Christmas Trees 

Mother’s Day Vases 


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    What a cool idea. I love how they came out 🙂

  2. Oh my how cute. Wonder if son would make these wit me.

  3. Those are perfect for my preschool class. I know they would have fun plus easy enough for them to do on their own.

  4. This is such a fun idea! I bet the kids just loved making these.

  5. Oh my goodness those are so stinking cute! My kids would absolutely love to make these!

  6. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    What a cute idea. I’m sure the kids really enjoyed this project.

  7. I think this a fun DIY for young boys! I love this innovate craft!

  8. What a fun and easy craft for the kids! Need to remember this for the summer when I have to keep them busy!

  9. THese are absolutely adorable and I know my 4yo would love making these.

  10. I like projects like this! The kids can get so creative with them.

  11. These are really cute! My kids would enjoy making them.

  12. I have got to share this with my friends with human kids – adorable craft time project.

  13. These popsicle stick lizards are super cute. What a fun craft.

  14. Those are so cute and so easy to make! Great idea!

  15. We have everything we need to make these on Monday! Perfect!

  16. This is such a cute craft to do with the kids with common household items. I think my boys would enjoy making them with me.

  17. I like the Idea ..Popsicle sticks are so tricky to work with . These came out really great

  18. I like that you do a craft to accompany the lesson. The lizards are fun and cute. 🙂

  19. Adorable! I’ll have to try this with my kids!

  20. Aww look at those adorable lizards! Also, it’s great that you do a craft to accompany the lesson, allowing the children to absorb the material on an even deeper level.

  21. Oh these are so cute. My kids could easily do this.

  22. These look super cute and easy enough to do. I will go get some popsicle sticks and we can give it a whirl.

  23. This is such a cool and creative craft. I am sure this is something that my boys would love to do. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Thanks for sharing! My kids would both love this activity, I think we will try to make some lizards this week.

  25. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  26. This looks so fun! I know my girls would love making these!

  27. My toddler would love this craft idea! I need to recreate this one this week!

  28. That’s adorable! Thanks for linking with HSH!

  29. It is great to have a craft to go with school lessons. It helps make the lessons more memorable.

  30. The lizards are too cute! Neat idea!

  31. Very cute craft! Featuring this on my After School linky post tomorrow 🙂

  32. shelleyb says:

    cute ideas for popsicle sticks- I have a feeling we’ll have lots leftover from a school project this week. Cool summer break activity.

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