DIY Popsicle Stick Ornaments

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These fun ornaments are made from popsicle sticks!  Make santa, painted tree, sled, snowman, and glitter tree ornaments!  This project can be made kid friendly by using Elmer’s glue instead of hot glue or spray adhesive.

Santa Claus Ornament

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9 popsicle sticks: 6 white, 2 red, 1 plain
paint (white and red)
hot glue gun/glue
painters tape

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Paint six popsicle sticks of white and two sticks red.  Let dry.

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Trim off about an inch off the top of the white sticks.

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Trim off both sides of the sixth white popsicle stick.

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Trim off about a half an inch off the bottom of the red sticks.

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Place a piece of painters tape on the back of the beard sticks. Cut your plain stick in half and glue the two pieces to the back side of the beard.  The tape will help keep the pieces from separating while you are gluing the support pieces in place.

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Glue the top of the two red pieces together to form the hat.

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Add two large blobs of hot glue between the hat and the beard.

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Add the white piece.

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Add a leftover white end to the top of the hat.

Painted Tree

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12 popsicle sticks: 10 green, 2 plain
green paint
hot glue gun/glue
painters tape

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Line up 9 green popsicle sticks.

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Trim off edges of sticks to form a shape of a tree.

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Cut a piece in half to make the trunk of the tree.

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Tape the pieces together on the back side of the sticks.

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Glue on the plain sticks to the back of the tree for support.

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Remove tape.

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Glue on tree trunk.

Painted Sled

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6 popsicle sticks painted red
hot glue gun/glue
painters tape

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Take two of the red sticks and clip off the tips at an angle.  Cut the tips at mirrored angles.

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Cut two of the red sticks in half.  Discard one of the halves.

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Add tape to the back of the sticks to hold in place.

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Glue pieces to the front.


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12 popsicle sticks: 10 half black and half white, 1 black, 1 plain
paint (black, white and orange)
hot glue gun/glue
painters tape

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Add painters tape to the middle of 10 popsicle sticks.

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Paint one half black and let dry.

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Remove tape and add a new piece of tape to the other side of the popsicle sticks.

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Paint the other side white.

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Once dry remove tape.

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Tape together the sticks on the back.

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Glue the black stick to the front and the plain stick to the back.

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Hand paint the nose in orange paint.  Paint on the eyes and mouth with black paint.

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Glitter Tree

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3 popsicle sticks
spray adhesive
brown cardstock
Elmer’s glue

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Glue two sticks together while measuring the angle against the third stick.

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Glue on the remaining stick.

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Following the instructions on the can, cover one side of the sticks with spray adhesive.

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On a separate piece of paper, cover sticks with glitter.

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Lift up sticks and shake off excess glitter.

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Glue on paper pieces using Elmer’s glue.

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