Today in my Memorial Day activities series, I’m sharing how to make this easy Patriotic Popsicle Stick Craft that I know your kids will enjoy making! It’s perfect for today’s holiday, and you can save it to use for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, as well!
This craft was featured on Friday’s episode of Living Dayton. 🙂
To start, you’ll need the following supplies:
- hot glue gun
- popsicle sticks / craft sticks
- Elmer’s glue
- embellishments (we used glitter and adhesive rhinestones)
- tissue paper
Start by hot-gluing the popsicle sticks together to form the shape of a star. I added glue at the corners, as well as where the sticks cross to make it more stable.
Once the hot glue dried, we painted!
My son was super-focused on getting ALL the wood covered in red paint. 🙂
After that, we had to let the stars dry completely before moving on.
Once they were totally dry, we added the embellishments! I pretty much let my son go bonkers and decorate it any way he wanted to.
This was only the beginning. By the time he was done, the star was COVERED in sparkles.
Then, we added a ribbon at the top with our hot glue gun to hang the star.
For the finishing touch, we cut long strips of tissue paper and used Elmer’s glue to attach it to the bottom and sides of the star.
Here’s Dylan’s finished star (and a forced smile)! 🙂
Here he is again, so proud of his star. 🙂
Mommy made one, too!
We hung our stars all over the house (inside and out) before settling on hanging them from some wreath hooks in our kitchen and dining room. They really make the house feel more patriotic!
I love how simple and cute these little decorations turned out, and I especially loved that my son enjoyed making them so much.
Did you try this craft out with your little ones? I’d love to hear about it!
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day! 🙂