Upcycled Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Kids Craft
The other day I was looking for a new idea for a fall craft. I went to my usual inspiration – Pinterest. I searched fall crafts and found this super cute Popsicle Stick Scarecrow from Crafty Morning. I decided to modify the design and make a pumpkin. Buddy and I set to work and he made a super cute pumpkin!
- Popsicle/craft sticks (we used smaller ones for the pumpkin and larger ones for the stem but you could use the same size)
- Orange paint
- Green paint
- Paint brushes
- Plate for paint tray
- Black marker
- Cover your workstation with newspaper
- Place 8 popsicle sticks on the newspaper and paint them orange
- Place 2 additional popsicle sticks on the newspaper and paint them green
- Leave the painted sticks to dry
- When the paint dries glue the orange popsicle sticks to a piece of cardboard
- Trim the cardboard to the same size as the popsicle sticks
- Glue the green sticks to the back of the cardboard so they stick up and create a stem
- Use the black marker to create a face
- Leave laying flat to allow the glue time to dry
Buddy really enjoyed this project. If your kids are younger it might be helpful to have the sticks painted ahead of time so you don’t have to wait for them to dry. When we eat popsicles in our house I save the sticks to use for craft projects – so this was an upcycled project!
I have a ton of popsicle sticks that have been sitting in my closet for years. Now I have a good use for them! Looks like a fun craft idea. 🙂
Thanks 🙂 It was fun and easy which is a winner in my books!