Feeling crafty? This popsicle stick monster craft is a great activity for kids. My kids loved designing their own monsters, painting the wooden sticks and creating unique faces. You can make these colorful monsters look silly, scary or funny!
How to Make a Popsicle Stick Monster
To make these popsicle stick monsters, you will need a variety of simple craft supplies.
- wooden popsicle sticks
- craft paint
- small paint trays
- paint brushes
- colored foam sheets
- googly eyes
- hot glue gun
First, create the monster’s body by laying 5 popsicle sticks side by side. Cut a stick into smaller 2.5 inch pieces. Connect the popsicle sticks by hot gluing a piece of popsicle stick across the back of the monster at the top and bottom.
Paint Your Popsicle Stick Monster
Next, it’s time to paint your popsicle stick monster with colored craft paint! Kids can get as creative as they’d like with painting their monsters! You can paint your popsicle stick monster a solid color, create a gradient ombre look or make polka dots! Once the popsicle stick monster is fully painted, allow the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.
Accessorize Your Popsicle Stick Monster
Finally, kids can give their monsters some personality. Create faces by cutting shapes out of colored foam sheets. Glue them onto the popsicle stick monsters to make interesting faces.
The fun thing about monsters, is that you can give them any number of eyes, horns, and funny facial expressions! We made monsters with 2 eyes stacked on top of each other, 4 eyes and 1 big eye. My kids made mostly friendly popsicle stick monsters and none of them look particularly scary.
Kids will have a blast designing their DIY popsicle stick monsters! I love encouraging my kids to do crafty projects. My kids get to think creatively, come up with funny ideas, and practice useful skills such as painting with a paint brush. Turn an ordinary afternoon into a fun creative experience by making popsicle stick monsters!
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Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, creative projects, taking photos and traveling. I’ve previously worked as a web designer, journalist and barista. I hope you enjoy our creative projects and family adventures!