Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Show Us How You Use It: Popsicle Sticks

Hey there Friends!  Happy summer (a few days early)!  Today I’m linking up with Owl-Ways Be Inspired for a cute little linky.  It’s all about popsicle sticks and how I use them in my classroom.  This is right up my alley, folks, because I love me some popsicle sticks, especially the jumbo colored ones.  Let’s get started.

I use popsicle sticks in may different ways in my classroom.  In the past, I have put student numbers on sticks and picked one out so that a student could answer a question.  This is great because I sometimes feel that I am calling on the same student all the time.  Anyone ever feel that way?

In today’s post, I want to show you how to use them for a super cute craft.  For the end of the year,  I made a gifts for my mystery readers using popsicle sticks.  (Side note:  I’ll post about mystery readers soon.)  It’s super easy and and gets rave reviews.

It’s a picture frame made out of popsicle sticks!



You will need: 

a hot glue gun

popsicle sticks

decorative ribbon or magnets

a picture


Place your picture flat on a hard surface.  Place popsicle sticks around the picture to make a frame.  I didn’t use a ruler or anything.  I just eye-balled it.  Glue the craft sticks together.  Add little a dab of hot glue to each corner of the picture and glue it to the popsicle sticks. 


Hot glue crayons to the popsicle sticks for a cute finishing touch.


Attach decorative ribbon with hot glue or use adhesive magnets for hanging.

I also made one for our son’s kindergarten teacher as an end of the year gift.


Voila!  There you have it! If you’re feeling really snazzy, you can cover the popsicle sticks with washi tape to give your picture frame a different look.  I’m pretty Plain Jane, so this works for me.

How do you use popsicle sticks in your classroom?  Be sure to check out other  ideas at Owl-Ways Be Inspired.



  1. Love the frames! The crayons and ribbon really make it look like much more than just simple popsicle sticks.

    Literacy Spark

  2. That's a great blog! I am making some awesome stuff this month from paint sticks I ordered from
    and Selling it to students for charity. I hope this work will improve my art skills.