I’m on a kick right now with popsicle sticks.
This popsicle stick snowflake ornament is so easy and fun. Once you make one, you just keep making more. It’s really become a problem ;)
One main reason I just LOVE using the popsicle sticks is because you get about 200 in a pack! You can get a lot of crafting done with that many popsicle sticks.
I found some stickers when looking through my crafting supplies. That’s when I spotted my “Jar-O-Buttons” and thought they would be a perfect addition. But you can add whatever you like to your snowflake.
Step 1- Make Your Snowflake
I made my snowflake first by using my “Trusty” hot glue gun. There are so many designs out there, but I just stuck with the basic snowflake. Once my hot glue was dried, the kids were ready to get started with their crafting!!
Step 2 – Paint Your Popsicle Sticks
I really didn’t like any of the kids craft paint that I had, so I pulled out my regular craft paint. I found a some nice shimmery colors (and even added a little glitter paint to the mix). I had the boys cover their snow flakes as best they could and let dry.
Quick Tip: I let the popsicle sticks dry for about 15 minutes. But it really depends on how much paint they use. Sometimes my kids can get a little paint crazy and it takes a couple hours for their craft to dry.
Step 3 – Decorate Your Snowflake
You can really use whatever you want when decorating your snowflakes. I just recently stocked up on some buttons and thought they would look really cute to decorate our snowflakes with.
I let my oldest son decorate his snowflake all by himself, but my youngest needed a little help. I added the buttons on his snowflake myself.
By the end of this craft he was getting a little uncooperative so mama had to take over. I don’t think he minded, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was on.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
Instead of using decorative ribbon I decided to hot glue a pipe cleaner to the back of my snowflake to hang on the tree. It worked out perfect!
All in all, I think my snowflakes turned out really cute. They’re a simple craft for the kids to do and the memories you make will last a lifetime.
When they are all gown up and pull out their ornaments, you can remember the times you spent making them. Make sure you date them on the back!!
More Ornament Crafts
- Paper Straw Christmas Trees
- Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree
- Paper Straw Snowflake
- Popsicle Stick Reindeer
- Snowman Handprint Ornament
- Santa Paintbrush Ornament