A Sticky Sort of Craft

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Happy Sunday, all!

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, the summer was full of all kinds of cold treats but the most popular definitely came on the end of a stick: popsicles. Now that it’s getting cooler out, we can make the switch to caramel apples and other fall goodies but what about all the popsicle sticks from the previous season? Should they just be tossed out? Of course not!* There are much better things to be done with them, especially when they provide hours of fun for the kiddos in your life. We can add a further element of fun by making them seasonally appropriate.

For instance, with some paint, glue, and pipe cleaners, you could make these pumpkin door hangers to greet your guests:

It guarantees a gourd time!

It guarantees a gourd time!

Or if you have some leftover yarn and some spider rings, you can creep them out with some fantastic spider webs:

This is a craft to get stuck on.

This is a craft to get stuck on.

If you only have some paint and popsicle sticks, that’s still ok! Easy monster sticksĀ are just some paint away:

I think some googly eyes would make these even better.

I think some googly eyes would make these even better.

Of course, if you and the little ones want to build an entire village of cool Halloween stick crafts, you are going to need a haunted house to complete the look:

This is pretty spooktacular.

This is pretty spooktacular.

Have fun making your own stick creations!

Stay crafty!

~Laura

*Please note that if you either didn’t think to save popsicle sticks or are grossed out by the idea of using some that have had little mouths all over them, there are always packs of stick to be found at your local craft store.

 

 

 


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