Kids love Christmas crafts with popsicle sticks! They can make ornaments, decor, gift tags, and more. Keep them busy with these fun and cute ideas great for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary age children.
I feel like one of the most underappreciated craft materials when it comes to the holidays are craft sticks – also known as popsicle sticks. During Christmas, it feels like pom poms, glitter, and other “bling-y” materials are more in the spotlight.
And I get that, because Christmas crafts are a time when I really like to get festive and use a lot of sparkly materials that I wouldn’t normally use in my crafts and day to day decorating.
But underneath all that sparkle and the cotton balls and feathers lie some pretty solid base materials, one of those being craft sticks. I mean, do you parents really love you if they don’t have popsicle stick ornaments from your childhood on their tree?
But seriously, Christmas crafts with popsicle sticks are SO fun during the holidays! I love doing them with my nieces because they are always a hit.
Kids love them, and honestly as an adult I love them too because the results are always pretty cute. Even if the skill set of the child (or adult!) making them isn’t necessarily “crafty expert.” Plus they’re great for kids of all ages, including toddlers (with your help, of course).
If you like popsicle stick Christmas crafts and want to do some with your family, I’d love for you to check out these projects. There are tons of great ideas on this list, and I know you’ll find something you like.
Let me know know if there are any projects you try or if there’s anything I’m missing. Keep on reading and happy holidays!
Christmas Crafts with Popsicle Sticks
These popsicle stick crafts for Christmas are SO easy and perfect for kids of all ages! Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school.
Red Truck Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments
These adorable red truck and car popsicle stick Christmas ornaments couldn’t be easier to put together with a few inexpensive supplies. The ornaments also make great photo frames for your family holiday portraits!
How to Make a Snowman Hat Ornament
Kids of all ages will enjoy making this snowman hat ornament for Christmas. Such a cute and easy popsicle stick craft idea for the holidays!
Popsicle Stick Gingerbread House Craft
Make a non-edible craft that includes all the joy of decoration without the falling-apart sadness! These gingerbread houses with popsicle sticks are perfect because there's no mess (well, very little anyway!).
Yarn Wrapped Craft Stick Reindeer Ornaments
These popsicle stick reindeer ornaments are a super cute Christmas craft for kids! Children will wrap yarn around craft stick glued to form a triangle and add details for Rudolph. This post contains two versions, one for younger children and one for older children.
Festive Elf Popsicle Stick Craft
Santa doesn't do it alone you know - he always has the assistance of little elves to make the presents! Learn how to make a few cute elves to help the big guy, made with popsicle sticks.
Popsicle Stick Snowman Ornaments
I think my favorite thing about these frosty fellas is their washi tape scarves! These snowmen ornaments are perfect for hanging on the tree, fridge, or even to give as a gift.
Popsicle Stick Nutcracker Ornament
Made with craft sticks, paint, and basic craft supplies, this easy and fun wooden popsicle stick nutcracker ornament is a fun holiday keepsake for kids and adults to make.
Popsicle Stick Christmas Caravan
We love campers around here (and have even made some wall art celebrating them!). I feel like the only upgrade in cuteness from a regular camper is a Christmas camper! And this caravan is probably one of the cutest Christmas crafts with popsicle sticks I've ever seen.
Popsicle Stick Sleds
We made popsicle stick sleds in Sunday school when I was little, but they weren't nearly this pretty! I love this version with the little sprig of tree and jingle bells.
Popsicle Stick Santas
Whether or not your kids believe in Santa still, these ornaments are so cute you'll have to make them! These popsicle stick Santas are absolutely adorable and a little addictive.
Christmas Fireplace Ornaments
This fireplace craft is so easy and festive for kids to create for a Christmas craft. Add a hanging string on the back of the craft and turn it into a homemade Christmas ornament for extra fun!
Craft Stick Elf Ornament
Kids will love creating this fun craft stick elf ornament from a craft stick to hang on the Christmas tree. The highlight of this elf ornament is the fun whimsical hat made from a pipe cleaner.!
Popsicle Stick Christmas Soldiers
Not only do these cute Christmas soldiers use popsicle sticks, but they also use wooden spoons! They're so cute, and kids can make a ton of them for gift tags, decor, and the tree.
Easy Hot Chocolate Popsicle Stick Craft
There's nothing like sitting in front of the fire with a huge cup of cocoa! This craft captures that feeling, even including the marshmallows on top.
Mini Pallet Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments
These popsicle stick Christmas ornaments are absolutely adorable! They look just like a mini version of those large Christmas pallet signs, but for your tree.
Popsicle Stick Craft Window For Christmas
Enjoy the holiday season this year with a fun homemade Christmas decoration! This festive Popsicle stick craft window is easy to make with just a few simple materials.
Colorful Star Ornaments
If you're looking for Christmas crafts using popsicle stickers for toddlers and preschoolers, this is a great idea. Kids get to paint and add pom poms to their star ornaments. So fun!
Christmas Tree Craft for Kids
This Christmas, get creative with your little ones and make this adorable popsicle stick Christmas tree! Turn them into ornaments or simple holiday decor.
Craft Stick Santa Hats
We've shown you how to make individual Santa ornaments up above using single sticks - this craft uses the sticks with cotton balls and paper to make just the hats!
Popsicle Stick Log Cabin Ornament
Log cabins are my favorite, especially in the winter time when snow covers them. Michelle created one using craft sticks! It turned out beautiful and it's actually not too hard to make.
DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
Is winter making you feel drab and depressed? Spice things up with some colorful snowflakes! You can decorate with these cuties and bright up your day.
Popsicle Stick Ski Ornament
Make an easy popsicle stick ski ornament for the favorite skier in your life. This is great for the tree or as a package topper.
Popsicle Stick Door Ornaments
Christmas wreaths are my favorite! Megan thought that a front door ornament with a tiny little wreath would just be one of the cutest kids craft ideas for the holidays - and she was right.
Yarn Angel Popsicle Stick Craft
Help your children create an adorable yarn angel popsicle stick craft you can use as an ornament this Christmas season! You can always add a little halo with a pipe cleaner.
Popsicle Stick Star and Tree Ornaments
Cute and easy popsicle stick Christmas ornaments are perfect for even little kids to help make! All you need are simple dollar supplies and 30 minutes to make them.
Popsicle Stick Ugly Sweater Friends
Popsicle Christmas crafts for kids are made that much more fun with the addition of "ugly sweaters!" Children can create their own on their craft stick friends.
Popsicle Stick Nutcracker Puppets
Love The Nutcracker ballet? You won’t want to miss these adorable Nutcracker popsicle stick puppets for kids. One of the cutest Christmas craft ideas that kids will love to make.
If you enjoyed these popsicle stick Christmas crafts, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas: