These easy popsicle stick sculptures pack a ton in one simple activity. There’s art, engineering, and fine motor skills involved. My daughter’s been wanting to use a glue gun for a while so this was the perfect first activity in showing her how to maneuver this indispensable craft tool as well as participate in a fun art project.

Popsicle Stick Art Sculptures – Materials:

– Large popsicle sticks
– Markers (we love these)
– Glue gun (we like this low temp one for kids)


Step 1. Have your child draw and color directly on the popsicle sticks.

Step 2. Now the fun part. Heat up your glue gun and allow your child to glue the sticks together. Talk about building the sculpture – do you want to build tall or wide? How about creating a stable base first? What would make sense for the next stick and so on.

Once all your sticks are glued on, you’re done! Now admire your pretty stick art sculpture and place it around the home for a unique, kid-designed piece of artwork.

What are some fun ways you build sculptures with your kids? Check out more fun creative ideas!

This craft is part of a monthly challenge with the talented Kids Craft Stars bloggers. Please feel free to join us in on the fun each month and tag your craft pictures #kidscraftstars on Instagram!

Check out more adorable stick crafts below from the group:

Stick Snail Craft | I Heart Arts N Crafts
Stick and Leaf Butterfly Nature Craft | Artsy Craftsy Mom
DIY Stick Toys for Imaginative Play | Artsy Momma
Origami Butterfly Stick Toys | Pink Stripey Socks
Stick Owl Craft for Kids | I Heart Crafty Things
Twig Boat Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun
Dragonfly Stick Craft | A Little Pinch of Perfect


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