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Popsicle stick crafts you haven't seen before!

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Not your average popsicle stick crafts

Popsicle stick crafts don't have to be boring. These creative popsicle stick craft ideas are fun to make and functional too!

Popsicle stick bow and arrow

Not your average popsicle stick crafts

Your kids will love taking aim with this cool bow and arrow.

What you'll need:

  • wide popsicle stick
  • a pot
  • a drinking glass
  • rubber band
  • scissors
  • glue
  • toothpicks
  • card stock

What you'll do:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil on the stove. Put the popsicle stick in the water and boil it for 30 minutes.
  2. Carefully remove the popsicle stick from the water and set it aside until it is cool enough to handle.
  3. Once the popsicle stick has cooled off, gently bend the stick into an arch, then place the bent stick inside a drinking glass so that it will hold its shape while it dries.
  4. Let the stick dry overnight, then remove it from the glass.
  5. Cut a rubber band in half and glue the ends of the rubber band to the inside ends of the popsicle stick.
  6. Once the glue is dry, wrap the rubber band around the ends of the stick until there is no more slack in the band.
  7. Make arrows by cutting two small triangles out of the card stock. Glue a toothpick between the two triangles.
  8. Cut two chevron shapes out of the card stock and glue them to the opposite end of the toothpick.
  9. Once the glue is dry, your arrows are ready to launch!

Popsicle stick harmonica

Not your average popsicle stick crafts

Your little ones can strike up a band with a few of these easy-to-make harmonicas.

What you'll need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • rubber bands
  • toothpicks
  • card stock
  • scissors

What you'll do:

  1. Paint all sides of two popsicle sticks and let them dry.
  2. Cut a piece of card stock that is the same size as the popsicle stick.
  3. Sandwich the card stock piece between two popsicle sticks.
  4. Bind the popsicle sticks together by wrapping a rubber band around each end.
  5. Slide two toothpicks between the popsicle sticks next to the rubber bands. Cut off any part of the toothpick that sticks out.
  6. Blow through the two popsicle sticks just as you would with a harmonica. Try squeezing the popsicle sticks closer together to see what sounds you can make!

Popsicle stick knitting loom

Not your average popsicle stick crafts

Teach your daughter to knit friendship bracelets and much more using this handmade knitting loom.

What you'll need

  • popsicle sticks
  • toilet paper tube
  • glue
  • rubber bands
  • yarn
  • scissors

What you'll do:

  1. Glue the popsicle sticks around the toilet paper tube, leaving about 1/2 inch of space between each stick.
  2. Wrap two rubber bands around the tube to hold the sticks in place while the glue dries, and to give a little extra stability while you knit.
  3. Begin wrapping yarn around the knitting loom. For specific instructions on how to use a knitting loom, check out this Instructable. You can use the knitting loom to make friendship bracelets, headbands, or anything else you can imagine!

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