Ready for a quick craft for kids? This one only needs 3 things to complete and has endless possibilities. Display your favorite pictures or drawings with this cute Popsicle Stick Art Easel.
How to Make a Popsicle Stick Art Easel
- Markers, Crayons, Pen, Pencil & even colored pencils
- Craft Sticks (linked)
- Colored Craft Sticks (linked but cheaper at the Dollar Tree)
- Scissors (linked)
- Hot Glue Gun (linked)
How to Make a Popsicle Stick Art Easel -Video
How to Make a Popsicle Stick Art Easel -Pictures
Gather your popsicle sticks (I got mine at the Dollar Tree or you can find them here). You will need 5 total. Let your kids choose their favorite colors or let them color the regular wood popsicle stick if you have them on hand.
Take 2 and lay them like a capital A shape with the tops just touching but not overlapping. I used the bottom yellow stick to make sure they were even and would stand well later on.
*Do this step twice! You are making a shelf for your art.
Next, take your scissors and 2 popsicle sticks. Lay one stick at a time just outside the A shaped area on one side and let the other side hang over. Cut the leftover stick off. See Picture below. This is going to hold your picture or art when you’re finished.
Since we are making these for kids or with kids, be sure to cut the sharp edges off. I just clipped a tiny bit off with the scissors. If you like for things to be super uniform do the same to the other side. I’m not one that has to have things all the same but my gosh the stick with 2 different sides is really driving me crazy!
Put a dab of hot glue on your a frame and lay the backside of your shelf on the frame. Notice my a frame is a little off. If you work fast you should be able to push the top sticks back together and hold the back shelf on at the same time.
Do the same thing to hot glue on the bottom half of your shelf. Hold until its set. Don’t worry you won’t have to stand there very long. Hopefully… Hey, it’s faster than Elmers Glue so that’s a plus.
On to the backside. Get ready because this is going to be quick.
Put some hot glue on the backside of your a shape and lay your support popsicle stick in the glue. This is going to work best if you set it up to let it dry but still holding the sticks until the glue is hardened.
And… this is your finished project. Super cute, super easy, super fun! And it works well with the Easy Index Card Art (here).