Popsicle Stick Crafts : Coasters

 

summer craft for kids

 I love popsicle stick crafts and I made this craft for the first time while sick with mono in 1994, I was couch bound and bored to tears, and my sister needed coasters for her college dorm room. So since all I ate for 6 weeks were popsicles I made the coasters out of the sticks. She still has them 14 years later

  1. Gather your materials. You will need many popsicle sticks, markers, glue, a paint brush , small dish and some water.
  2. Start by using the markers to color half of the popsicle sticks. Permanent markers will work the best, but you can use regular ones and seal it later.
  3. Lay out the other half on a scrap piece of paper.
  4. Cover it with glue.
  5. Lay out your colored sticks on top going in the opposite direction.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Mix glue and water together to make a seal, you can also buy craft sealer at a art supply store but , I am way too lazy to drive 20 minutes just for that! I did 4-5 easy coats, applied after the previous was dry. If you are not using permanent markers your colors will run when you brush the glue glaze on it. I liked the effect! I haven’t had any color running since the seal but I would test it out on a washable surface first!
  8. Let it all dry and make some coffee!

Comments

  1. teachingtinytots says

    cute story! i had mono too but i was only 7 so i just vegged lots!

    anyway like the coasters! great idea and cheaper then using ceramic tiles and permenant markers!

  2. Astrid says

    Funny story! Great idea for bigger kids to make. :)

    I know my girls would be excited beyond belief if they got to eat popsicles in order to make this craft (I know you can buy the sticks in the store- but still it’d be funny!).

  3. Melodie says

    I wonder if pre-coloured popsicle sticks from craft stores would work too? I assume so. This is a great idea for my daycare kids. Thanks! I love your crafts!

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